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Leon McCoy serves as featured speaker during Putnam County-wide Thanksgiving Dinner

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Leon McCoy, legendary coach and All American football player, served as the guest speaker for the 18th Annual Putnam County-wide Thanksgiving Dinner, on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

McCoy is Charleston native and two-time All-State football player at Charleston High. He became a coaching legend at Winfield High, where he complied a 213-68-1 record that included state championships in 1985 and 1987 (13-0 teams) and five other 10-0 regular seasons.

McCoy was a starter at center for seven games as a University of Tennessee freshman in 1947 after which he left the Vols and headed home to Morris Harvey College, where he was an All-West Virginia Conference pick in 1949, '50 and '51 and an All-American in 1950. At Winfield, he coached the Generals to 11 playoff appearances, including seven in a row and won 41 consecutive games, a state record.

The dinner was open to everyone in Putnam and neighboring counties. Those who attended were asked to bring non-perishable food items. They're being donated to help replenish the various food pantries throughout Putnam County.