Former Spring Westfield football coach Emory Bellard was recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Bellard, who went on to coach at Texas A&M, Mississippi State and a few other colleges, will be honored with a beneft by former players.â†µ
The event is being coordinated by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco, will be held on Oct. 7 and is by invitation only. However, the TSHOF is having trouble locating members of his teams from Spring. If you know of anyone who played for Coach Bellard, you can email their name and address to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Bellard's son coaches at Bryan High. The elder Bellard announced his diagnosis through his family last month after stories broke on the internet regarding his condition.â†µ