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Grant Teaff speaks at Snyder High School

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SNYDER, TX (KCBD) -

Former Texas Tech assistant and Baylor head football coach, Grant Teaff, was at Snyder High School Tuesday evening speaking at a dinner banquet held in his honor.

Teaff, a graduate of Snyder, was on hand to sign copies of his sixth book, Beyond the Game, and to raise money for the Grant Teaff Character Award and Scholarship - given each year to a senior Snyder Tiger football player.

"It's always rewarding to come home," Teaff said. "Tonight is a very special night because the community is joining in on something that I've believed in for about 10 years - that is to reward young people who dedicate themselves to having character, integrity, and to become the citizens that we all want them to be."

Teaff, now 79, was a six-time coach of the year in the Southwest Conference and grew up in nearby Hermleigh.

He began his coaching career at Lubbock High in 1956 and was an assistant at Texas Tech from 1966 to 1968. But Teaff is best known for leading the Baylor Bears from 1972 to 1992 and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001.

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