Reverend Jerome Milton coaches last district meet for Bishop Gorman


POSTED: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 5:07pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 11, 2014 - 2:44pm

He was left to die in a rundown motel.

He was placed in a horrible orphanage where he was abused.

He was put in 13 different foster homes where he suffered more abuse.

Reverend Jerome Milton overcame all of that to become one of the winningest coaches in Texas.

His Bishop Gorman track teams have won 10 state championships.

Reverend Milton has coached the Crusaders and Lady Crusaders for the last 25 years.

He has sent 105 kids to college on scholarships and every one of them has graduated.

He's adopted six children through the foster care program and he's been a blessing to everyone he has touched.

KETK Sports talked with him about his upcoming retirement.

"I may not have a million dollars, I may not see a million dollars, I may not hold a million dollars," Rev. Milton said.  "But if my coaching has made them a better person, then my living will not be in vain."

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What a glorious man of God!! A life destined for failure turned into a life of service, compassion, giving without measure...what an inspiration to his family, the young people he's helped along the way, to the Tyler community, and to the family of God! God has poured grace into Rev. Milton's life and he has shared his love of God in loving ways to others...he has built a legacy that will live on in the lives of all those he has touched over the years. Wonderful!!

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