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Ron McBride at 80: He’s still ‘real,' 'magnetic’ and busy as he works to help kids and coaches succeed

In a scene that recently has played out in six schools in Ogden and the Salt Lake Valley, Ron McBride posed for photos with administrators, smiling as they held an oversized, cardboard check from his foundation.

The speeches that followed took only a few minutes, enabling the school day to continue, except for one complication: McBride wouldn't leave the building. Terry Humphreys, the principal of Highland Junior High School in downtown Ogden, marveled as she described the visit by McBride, the supposedly retired football coach who turned 80 on Monday.

She’s accustomed to donors making check presentations — and appreciates all of them.