Community shares memories of beloved late principal

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COMANCHE, Texas (KRBC) – From supportive coach to active principal, Vinson Pierce brought leadership to the small community of Comanche, Texas.

“He is a rock star, because he had all the tools that it took to make everybody get to that next level,” said Gary Speegle, Comanche ISD Superintendent.

According to Speegle, Pierce loved his students and created a welcoming place for learning.

“Him having his arms around me when I was having a bad day and him telling me to never give up pursue your dreams,” said Jameson Allen, class of 2018 Comanche High School.

He intertwined his roles as administrator and friend, finding creative ways to entertain his students while invoking leadership development through the high school.

“He was always, always there for you no matter what, and you always knew he loved you. Even after he got on to you. You’d only be mad at each other for so long. He’d always come back and crack a stupid joke or something, and he would always come back to you,” said Joe Gilligan, class of 2018 Comanche High School.

Both the memories and lesson will live on in the students. 

“Everybody will have a story, a Vinson Pierce story how he was a servant heart and how he helped them and helped other people, doesn’t matter who you talk to they are going to have a story,” said Speegle.

“After every football game we won he would always go out there and do a chant with us. I’ll never forget that I’ll probably even take it with me when I go to coach,” said Gilligan.

A GoFundMe has been created to support the Pierce family, if you would like to donate the link is attached here.

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