Amphitheater High School will hold a public memorial for legendary football coach Vern Friedli on Aug. 5. The service will begin at 3 p.m. at the school, located at 125 W. Yavapai Rd.

Friedli, 80, died Friday following a prolonged decline in health. Widely considered to be one of the greatest coaches in state history, Friedli won 331 career games in at Morenci, Casa Grande, San Manuel and Amphi. He was synonymous with the Panthers' program, even after retiring from the school in 2011. 

Tributes to the legendary coach have poured out since his death. Cick on some of the attached letters to the editor and read Greg Hansen's column for more.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed the memorial date as July 29.