Madera High students who graduated as far back as the 1940s came together this month to laugh, share memories, and ultimately raise money for the Coyotes football team at the school’s second annual alumni dinner.
From the classes of 1946 to 2013, around 100 Coyote alumni from young to old united around a singular theme; build on the foundation of Madera High School football and celebrate a rich local tradition in the sport.
“There was a need for this,” said former head coach Scott McKinney, who organized last Friday’s dinner on the ranch property of his brother Jeff. “There’s a great base of men in the community that had outstanding experiences at Madera High, and they have that desire to give back to the program.”
Guests mingled for around an hour – with the National Football League’s preseason games on in the background as a fitting stage – before they enjoyed a steak dinner from the Elbow Room restaurant of Fresno...