Longtime Paladin staffer dies of ALS

GREENVILLE, SC - GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Furman's longtime football equipment manager died Thursday after fighting ALS.

The school said 65-year-old Spear Sedgley was diagnosed last year with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Sedgley died at the McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville.

Sedgley was part of Furman's film crew for two seasons before taking over as equipment manager in 1990. He retired last summer. The team honored Sedgley with a helmet decal bearing his name in the season finale last November against Wofford.

Furman football coach Bobby Lamb says Sedgley was a dedicated member of the Paladins family

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