Former Marshall County football coach dies from heart attack

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Former Marshall County football coach Jim Shelton died on Saturday, after having a heart attack. Marshall County athletic director Jeff Stokes confirmed the news just hours after Shelton's passing. Stokes adds that Shelton was in Chattanooga, TN visiting family.

Shelton spent twenty-six years both as an assistant coach, and head coach of the Marshall County football team. He also coached the Marshals baseball team from 1978 to 1991.

The longtime coach is currently the winningest football coach in Marshall County history. He led the Marshals to two district championships, one region championship, and nine playoff appearances.

Shelton is set to be inducted into the Marshall County hall of fame this fall.

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