One of the most successful football coaches in recent memory in Southwest Virginia returned over the weekend. Greg Mance spent 23 years, from 1997-2019, winning 205 games at Richlands. He returned last Saturday to take part in a signing ceremony for Richlands senior Sage Webb, who committed to continue his athletic and academic career at the University of Pennsylvania.
“Mount Rushmore, indeed,” said David Teel, a sports writer who wrote about Smith many times through the years. “He’d be on the Mount Rushmore of high school football for the entire state, let alone just the 757.”