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Passion sets ageless Tighe apart

At 86 years old, Lexington coach still going strong

Updated: August 18, 2010, 6:07 PM ET
By Brendan Hall | ESPNBoston.com

STONEHAM, Mass. -- Of all the quirks, all the whip-smart one-liners, all the wisecracks, the first thing that comes to mind when you meet Lexington football coach Bill Tighe -- father of six, grandfather of nine, great-grandfather of four -- is the laugh.

Never a chuckle, never a few heavy breaths through the nose. It's always a steady burst just short of a guffaw. And at this point in his illustrious life, Tighe laughs hard and often.

Hey, what else is an octogenarian supposed ...

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