RIP: David Milson

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Despite another brave battle, cancer won again yesterday.

Back in July I told you about friend and fantastic basketball coach David Milson, one of the happiest people I ever did meet. Lung cancer finally got the best of him, as the former Cedar Hill High School basketball coach has passed away.

After retiring last April after 23 successful years - 676 career victories and two Class 5A state runner-ups in 2004 and 2009 - at Cedar Hill, Milson discovered his latest cancer. Having been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma at age 15, he lived to be 53.

Milson's daughter, Rylea, plays basketball for Midlothian and his son, Tanner, is a freshman on the team at UNC-Wilmington.

We've lost one of the good ones.

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