Longtime Oakland Swim Coach Doris Coady Passes Away

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Doris Coady, former Oakland High School swim coach, has passed away.

She began teaching at Oakland in 1982 and continued there for 25-years. She led swim teams there to countless victories county and statewide. As a tribute to her dedication, the county swim meet was renamed the Doris Coady Rutherford County Swim Meet. She was further recognized when the Oakland High School pool was named in her honor.

Coady was also co-founder of the Epsilon Tau chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority at Middle Tennessee State University. She served as an advisor to the chapter for thirty years. The national sorority honored her service and dedication with a lifetime achievement award.


She served as a Girl Scout leader for several years. She began the first synchronized swimming team in Middle Tennessee. She would lead the team to victories in Junior Olympic competitions in Chattanooga, Florida, and Virginia.

Coady is survived locally by her children, Debi James, James, Sean and Greg Coady along with several grandchildren.


Funeral service will be 10:00am Wednesday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00 until 7:00pm Tuesday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel.

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