After 39 years at Chiefland High School, the man everybody in town calls Coach still carried his paddle to work. Like his paddle, Cecil Doyle McCall was strong, firm and surprisingly quick.
“No one could paddle like Coach McCall,” said Rob Alexander, a Chiefland banker and one of his former students.
Paddling served as a microcosm of Coach McCall’s outlook toward discipline and life in general. He had a straightforward, aggressive approach as a principal, a coach, a teacher, a friend and as a man.