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

Posted: 3:01 PM, Aug 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-05 15:04:45-04
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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.