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Auburn High remembers fallen football coach, assistant principal

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AUBURN, Ala. -

It's the first time in 8 seasons that Auburn High Head Football Coach Tim Carter will get ready for the football season without his defensive coordinator. To Carter, the death of the 47-year-old Anthony Jeter is about more than just losing a colleague.

“He’s one of my best friends,” said Carter. “In 8 years to develop that relationship -- we just saw eye to eye on so many things and I don't want to replace Anthony Jeter.”

Jeter joined Carter at Auburn High School in 2006 and they went on to lead the Tigers to 2 undefeated seasons and 4 region championships. The Tigers were state runner-ups in 2013.

Carter says Jeter was always one of player's favorite coaches and exuded toughness and passion that carried over to the players. Jeter's ability to connect with the players is one of the things he'll remember the most.

“He just had so much love in him,” said Carter. “His memorial service will be a fellowship of so many people coming back that have known him through the years, but he's just a big part of us gone. The things that he left behind I think are an inspiration to all of us.”

Jeter's popularity extended into the school where he was one of the assistant principals and Carter says Jeter's office was always busy with students turning to him for help.

“He just had such a calming demeanor,” said Carter. “He was able to diffuse volatile situations and it was all based on the fact that everyone had such a trust and love for him, that they knew he always had your best interest at heart.”

At the age of 47 – Anthony Jeter leaves behind a legacy that isn't just marked by wins on the football field, but also by how many lives he's touched.

Jeter is survived by his wife, and three daughters. Funeral service arrangements have not been made yet.

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