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Nick Saban, Jimbo Fisher to visit Clay High School

Nick Saban, Jimbo Fisher and Rick Trickett will be visiting Clay High School to announce the donation of football equipment to schools that lost nearly everything in flooding. (Saban Photo: NFL/MGN; Fisher Photo: Bill Pearce/MGN)

Some major names in the college football world are coming to West Virginia to help in the flood relief effort.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher and Florida State assistant head coach Rick Trickett will be visiting Clay High School on Wednesday. The visit by the coaches was announced Friday by West Virginia Sens. Doug Facemire, D-Braxton, and Mike Romano, D-Harrison.

The coaches will be making a special presentation supporting local football teams that were affected by recent flooding.

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin also will be joining the coaches as they announce the donations of football uniforms by college football teams across the country.

Many local football programs lost nearly everything in flooding including Clay, Elkview Middle, Herbert Hoover High School, Richwood High School and Richwood Middle School.

Saban, a Fairmont native, has won four national championships as a head coach.

Jimbo Fisher, a native of Clarksburg, has won three ACC titles and a national championship in 2013 with the Seminoles. His assistant head coach, Trickett, is the father of former West Virginia University quarterback Clint Trickett and a native of Masontown.

Saban and Fisher announced Thursday that they were collecting donations for the schools affected by the floods.


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