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WNY remembers legendary Sweet Home Coach John Faller

Posted: 4:14 PM, Jul 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-14 16:20:47-04

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — On Saturday evening, the WNY community lost a coaching legend. John Faller, a longtime coach at Sweet Home High School in both lacrosse and football, passed away at the age of 70.

Faller spent 31 years as part of the Panthers Athletics Department and School. On the football field, his teams compiled a record of 217-84-1 that includes multiple Section VI titles and two New York State Championships. On the lacrosse field, his teams won six Section VI titles and 373 games. He was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.

Before his coaching career, Faller played football for the University at Buffalo and later for the Twin City Geminis semi-pro team.

Many schools and communities shared their condolences on social media. Below are some of the tweets that have been posted since Faller's passing.