Leonard Skinner, Lynyrd Skynyrd inspiration, dies at 77
I remember first hearing this story from my brother when I was little. There was every reason to think he was full of it, but it was too bizarre to not be true.
Won sixth row tickets to see Lynard Skynyrd in the mid-1990s while in grad school. Sold them in order to make rent to my roommate (who wound up leaving in the middle of the night, footing myself and our landlord with unpaid bills).
Rock on, Leonard!
Leonard Skinner, Lynyrd Skynyrd inspiration, dies at 77By Matt Soergel - Florida Times-Union
Leonard Skinner, the no-nonsense, flattopped basketball coach and gym teacher whose name is forever linked with Jacksonville’s legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd, died in his sleep early Monday morning. He was 77.