Community remembers Marshfield track coach who passed away after cancer battle

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COOS BAY, Ore. -- One of the south coast’s most respected coaches passed away over the weekend following a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Mac McIntosh retired as track coach at Marshfield High School earlier this summer, a position he held since 2009.

Those who worked with him at MHS say McIntosh was much more than a coach.

"He is maybe one of the most special human beings I've been around,” said Marshfield athletic director Greg Mulkey. “Just as a human being, you can't find a better person than coach Mac, and that's what rubbed off on all of us and that's what we'll miss."

"I've never met anybody that had anything bad to say about Mac,” said Marshfield’s new head track coach, Chad Scriven. “You go to the opposite side of the state and people know him; the Oregon track community in general lost somebody that was exceptional. There's no other way to put it."

A celebration of coach Mac's life will be held in the coming weeks.

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