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A Life Lived: Football pro a gentle coach for Brigantine children

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Angelo Coia, who played seven seasons in the NFL, is seen coaching his Brigantine Rams junior varsity team here. Coia volunteered to coach the team, with players ages 10 to 11, shortlly after he moved to Brigantine.

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Angelo Coia spent a lot of his life in big-time football. After a college career at the University of Southern California, he played in the National Football League from 1960 to ’66, catching more than 2,000 yards worth of passes and 20 touchdowns for the Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins and Atlanta Falcons.

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Angelo Coia, who played seven seasons in the NFL, is seen coaching his Brigantine Rams junior varsity team here. Coia volunteered to coach the team, with players ages 10 to 11, shortlly after he moved to Brigantine.