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Wichita school to honor former security officer and coach

Amos Alford was an assistant coach at Wichita East High for more than 15 years, helping the Blue Aces win state championships in 2002, 2005, and 2015.
Amos Alford was an assistant coach at Wichita East High for more than 15 years, helping the Blue Aces win state championships in 2002, 2005, and 2015. Courtesy photo

A gymnasium at Greiffenstein Wells Alternative School in Wichita will be dedicated to a former security guard who died earlier this year, district officials said.

Amos Alford, a long-time assistant basketball coach at East High School, died in April after suffering a heart attack following a game of basketball over his lunch break.

In addition to coaching at East, Alford worked as a security officer at Greiffenstein Wells Alternative School.

On Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Greiffenstein Wells will host a ceremony dedicating the school’s gym in honor of Alford. The ceremony will be held at the school, 1221 E. Galena in Wichita.

Alford, 51, had been a coach on East High’s bench for more than 15 years, winning state championships in 2002 and 2005 under Ron Allen and in 2015 under Joe Jackson.

Suzanne Perez Tobias: 316-268-6567, @suzannetobias

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