Long-time OP Coach Bob Barrows passes away

July 17, 2013 Updated Jul 17, 2013 at 8:42 PM EDT

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Long-time OP Coach Bob Barrows passes away

July 17, 2013 Updated Jul 17, 2013 at 8:42 PM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW) One of the most celebrated coaches in Western New York history has passed away. Bob Barrows, the long-time head coach of the Orchard Park high school baseball team died on Tuesday. He was 79.

Barrows spent close to 40 years as the head coach for the Quakers before retiring in 2000. Along the way he picked up 643 career wins and seven sectional titles. He also won a state championship in 1988.

Barrows was inducted into the Western New York Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998. He was elected to the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.

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