Coach Gary Gaines, ‘Friday Night Lights’ inspiration, dies at 73

Coach Gary Gaines, ‘Friday Night Lights’ inspiration, dies at 73
BREAKING: Former Permian Coach Gary Gaines, made famous by Friday Night Lights, died this evening according to his family. Gaines coached the Panthers to the state championship in 1989, the year after the season chronicled in the book and movie.
News story posted on 2022-08-23T22:38:00.0000000Z