FREEPORT (WREX) - Highland Community College softball coach Charles Born has died.
Born was the Lady Cougars head softball coach for multiple tenures, totaling more than ten years as the leader of the program. He'd been a softball fixture in the community for decades.
Last year, 13 Sports mic'd up Coach Born for its "Sounds of the Game" segment, giving viewers an inside look to how he ran Highland's softball team, showcasing his love of the game and his players.
The community can pay its respects to the Born family this Tuesday from 3-6pm at Burke Tubbs Funeral Homes, per HCC athletic director Pete Norman.