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Jim Refosco Dead at 79

August 16th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Former Allegany Football Coach Jim Refosco has died at the age of 79. 

Refosco came to Cumberland in 1977 and coached Allegany for eight years, winning state titles in 1978, 1980 and 1983. His overall record at Campobello was 76-11 and two of his teams were undefeated. He brought the Delaware Wing-T offense to the area, which is still widely used today.

Jim Refosco died in Cambridge, Maryland, where he had moved last month after spending several years in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Details about a memorial service are uncertain at this time.

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2 Responses to “Jim Refosco Dead at 79”

  1. August 16, 2020 at 6:04 pm, Dave Smith said:

    Allegany High School was blessed to have Jim Refosco as their Head Coach. What a great motivator. He will truly be missed.

    Class of 1980.


  2. August 20, 2020 at 3:14 pm, Steve Hoopengardner said:

    I was a player for Coach Jim Refosco in 1965-1967. He was the 1st football coach in Chopticon’s history. It was the first year of integration in St. Mary’s County high schools and the movie “Remember The Titans” was what we went through in beginning football at Chopticon. He coached us with records of 6-2, 8-2, and 9-1. He left an indelible positive impression on me as a player. His ability to motivate, challenge and inspire in his coaching was phenomenal. I became a high school football coach for 25 years and what he taught me became my driving force in my coaching career. He was awesome! I will never forget him and what he gave to me.


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