Demopolis High School Set to Honor Long-Time Football Manager

From the West Alabama Newsroom–

The Demopolis High School community is naming the field house at Tiger Stadium in honor of the long-time manager of the football team.

Wal Thomasfieldhouse Pkg1Sixty-seven year old year old Albert Thomas — has been the manager for every Demopolis High School football team — for the past 46 years.

He’s affectionately known as “Can Good.”

Glendora McClain is his niece.

“Albert is real friendly. Albert don’t have a hateful bone in his body. Everybody love him. And he love everybody,” she said.

“Wonderful guy. Does so much for this school system,” said Coach James Moody.

“He’s here every day. Shows up every day. Does work. Does whatever we ask him to do. And there’s not anyone here that’s more loyal than he is.”

And it’s that loyalty — dedication — and faithfulness — that school officials have decided to honor — by naming the field house at Tiger Stadium in his honor.

Wal Thomasfieldhouse Pkg2“That’s well deserved. That’s well deserved cause anybody’s done what he’s done over the years — that’s the least we can do,” said DHS Head Football Coach Brian Seymore.

The school is planning to officially announce the naming of the field house — during halftime of the Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa game –on October 29th.

The Marengo County Commission passed a resolution declaring October 29th — Albert “Can Good” Thomas Day in the Marengo County.

The Demopolis City Council is expected to do the same in the city — at it’s meeting Thursday night.

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