Tragedy as HS Football coach Rod Wotton dies at 82

Rod Wotton Cause of Death – Passed Away: Legendary high school football coach Rod Wotton, who retired in 2010 has passed away unexpectedly. He was 82 years old. Rod Wotton, a long-time York resident, died of Parkinson’s disease, which he had been suffering from for nearly two decades.

Rod Wotton was a head coach for 47 years, beginning his career in 1964 at the former South Berwick High School. At Marshwood High, where he coached for nearly three decades, his team won 16 state championships. He had a 342-81-3 career record, including 15 seasons at St. Thomas Aquinas High in Dover, New Hampshire.

Rod Wotton was described by friends and former players as an all-around great person, coach, competitor and mentor. “Had the pleasure to coach against coach Rod Wotton back in the Somersworth vs St. Thomas days. He was a tremendous coach and a great leader of young men! We will miss you coach,” SpldngFootball wrote on their Twitter page.

Rod Wotton obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by his family.

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