Former Tiger coach Spano dead at 76

Spano Spano Former Rockdale coach Charles Spano has died at age 76 after a battle with cancer.

Spano was a part of Fred Johnson’s staff in the late 1970s and early 1980s as defensive coordinator.

Spano was a Navasota native and played football at the Universit y of Alabama.

His son Kyle was an All- State lineman at Rockdale in 1981 and is currently a coach at Lake Travis.

The elder Spano also coached at Stephen F. Austin, Sweeney, Bay City, Lamar Consolidated and Rosenburg Terry until his retirement in 2002.

He and his wife Nancy were married for 50 years.

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