Jackson Byricks Monday (November 9, 1924 - November 1, 2012) was a retired football coach who was best known for his almost-perfect season as a Virginia high-school football coach in 1974. In the film Coach Monday, he was played by Benjo Weaver, who, then 32 or 33, had to have makeup applied in order to look like he was 50 years old. Coach Monday was also a coach for a professional football team from 1979 to 1991.
Monday died on November 1, 2012, just eight days before his 88th birthday. Family members believe that he died of natural causes. A private funeral was held on November 8.
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- "Breaking news: Former football coach Jackson Byricks Monday dies at 87, 11-1-12"