Don Creasy, the father of Athens’ Allen passes away at 79

Don Creasy, a football coach in the Alabama High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, was tragically killed in an automobile accident. Continue reading to learn how Don Creasy passed away, how the vehicle accident occurred, and what caused the legend to pass away.

The name Don Creasy was revered in Colbert County. Between 1979 and 1985, he led two teams to state championship victories in the county. Following the tragic death of the coach, tributes have been released.

Who was Don Creasy?

Former Colbert County football player and coach Don Creasy. He was a standout performer for his state and played for renowned coach C.T. Manley. He earned three letters while playing for North Alabama (formerly Florence State).

With a record of 186-76-2 over 23 seasons, Creasy finished his career as the most valuable lineman in 1964. After that, he began his career as a head coach at Central-Florence before succeeding Manley at Colbert County.

Don Creasy

Before coaching for two years at Coffee, he held the role for 12 years. In 1979 and 1985, Creasy led Colbert County to two state titles. He spent his final four seasons as a coach at Mountain Brook.

Additionally, Creasy served as the head coach for one Alabama-Mississippi and two state all-star games. In 1972 and 1985, he received the Alabama High School Coach of the Year award. In 1998, Don Creasy was admitted into the AHSAA Hall of Fame.

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How did Don Creasy die? 

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, Don Creasy was killed in an automobile accident. Age-wise, he was 79. Creasy was killed in a sad event that occurred while the bus was driving.

The single-vehicle collision that claimed Don Creasy’s life occurred on Cox Boulevard in Sheffield at roughly 1:11 PM on Tuesday, according to a Shoals Insider story that was sent over Facebook.

Family members of Creasy have verified his passing at the age of 79. 

Don Creasy death in a Car Accident :

This past Tuesday, he perished in a horrible auto accident. He passed away as a result of the single-vehicle collision injuries. As of this writing, the accident’s cause is unknown. Cox Boulevard has been designated as a crime scene by the Sheffield Police Department. The cause of the tragic incident and who was to blame is now being ascertained.

Coach Don Creasy Obituary:

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, an automobile accident in Sheffield claimed the life of Colbert County resident Don Creasy. The specifics of the visitation and funeral ceremony have not yet been made public by his family. Creasy was well-respected in the community. When more information on Don Creasy’s funeral services becomes available, we’ll keep you informed. The late football coach’s children and grandchildren are still alive.


Kerry Underwood, the mayor of Tuscumbia, played for Colbert County under Don Creasy in 1983 and 1984. She has expressed her gratitude for the late football coach.

In a statement, Underwood noted that “it’s a terrible day for so many of coach Creasy’s athletes.”

“We have a special relationship that will always be focused on the man who insisted on excellence in every game, practice, and plays. As a result of his impact, we are all better guys. His absence will be felt deeply.

Instead of flowers send donations to Blythe Memorial United Methodist Church 510 McCormick Lane, C/O Regina Ford, Treasurer, Leighton, AL 35646.

Pallbearers will be Will Schexnayder, Tyler Schexnayder, Paxton Schrimsher, Jake Creasy, Owen Creasy, and Steve Mask. Former players and coaching staff will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Our Condolence to Don Creasy and to their family. Keep Drive Safe and Keep Healthy.

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