Texas coaching legend, Brazos Valley resident Ray Akins passes away

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FRANKLIN, Texas (KBTX) - A coaching legend and Brazos Valley resident has died.

Ray Akins, the grandfather of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and resident of Franklin, passed away this morning.

The Texas High School Football hall of famer was best known for his success at Gregory-Portland High School where he led the Wildcats to a record 12 straight district championships.

Akins retired in 1988 as the second-winningest coach in Texas High School Football after 37 years on the sideline.