UPDATED: Coach Vernon Eppinette passes away

Published: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 12:34 PM.

Vernon Eppinette, one of the greatest coaches in Gulf County history, passed away late Monday after a long illness.

He led the Port St. Joe boys' basketball team to eight Final Four appearances and five state titles in 10 years, winning four in a row at one point.

He will be remembered as a great coach and educator.

Visitation is 3-5 p.m. ET Saturday in R. Marion Craig Coliseum at Port St. Joe High School.

The funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. ET.

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