Sun coverage: Honoring Coach Eaton

Ben Eaton

Dunbar coach Ben Eaton, seen here during a 1998 playoff game against Lake Clifton, was a father figure to many players. (Sun photo by Jed Kirschbaum / October 19, 1998)

Sun coverage of former Dunbar football coach Ben Eaton.

December 9, 2007

Football State Final Class 1a

With Eaton in hearts, Poets win another title

The Dunbar football team had one goal this season.

August 28, 2007

Ben Eaton: 1948-2007

Football's family loses a father

Dunbar football coach Ben Eaton - who guided the Poets to two state titles and whose gentle, soft-spoken manner and willingness to hug his players made him a widely revered figure in the community of Baltimore City athletics - died suddenly yesterday while exercising.

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