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Local Georgia high school coach dies following heart attack at basketball tournament

Posted at 3:01 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 15:04:45-04

TIFT COUNTY, Ga. — A Tift County football and basketball coach passed away over the weekend after suffering a heart attack.

WALB reports Anthony Bateman suffered a heart attack on Saturday around 4:30 p.m. during a basketball tournament in South Tifton.

According to WALB, Bateman was an assistant basketball and football coach and administrative assistant at Tift County High.

Our hearts go out to Coach Bateman’s family and the Tift County community.