Bob Boswell

Bob Boswell won 102 games as A.L. Brown's football coach.

CONCORD – Cabarrus County has lost a legend.

On Wednesday, it was learned that former A.L. Brown football coach Bob Boswell died after a bout with cancer. He was 82.

Boswell was inducted into the Cabarrus County Sports Hall of Fame in 2017 and leaves a long list of other achievements.

From 1976 to 1988, Boswell won 102 games with the Wonders. He remains one of just seven Cabarrus County football coaches to reach the 100-win plateau.

Boswell, a Burlington native and Elon College graduate, was a highly successful coach even before he arrived at A.L. Brown. He won his first state championship in 1965, when he led Graham High to the Class 3A title. He later went to High Point T.W. Andrews as the school’s first head coach and athletics director and won three conference titles and a 4A state championship (1972) in a six-year span.

Boswell left the high school ranks for three years, working as an assistant at N.C. State, before becoming the head man at A.L. Brown.

Boswell coached the West team in the 1979 North Carolina East-West All-Star Game and also coached the Tar Heel State squad in the 1988 Shrine Bowl.

He owns an overall coaching record of 183-66-4.

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