Howie Vogts, the legendary football coach at Bethpage High School for 56 years, died Aug. 7, 2010 at the age of 80.

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Bethpage High School head football coach Howard Vogts instructs his players on the field during their game against Islip held at Hofstra University. (Nov. 29, 2002)

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Bethpage's Rob Beatty (left), head coach Howard Vogts and Jovan Juravlea after their win over Islip at Hofstra University. (Nov. 29, 2002)

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Bethpage High School football coach Howie Vogts leads his team in cheer after a 1-point win over Glen Cove. The victory made Vogts the winningest football coach in state history. He ended his career with 364 wins over 56 years. (Nov. 16, 2000)

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Howie Vogts is cheered by his players. (Aug. 12, 2010)

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Bethpage's head coach Howie Vogts. (Nov. 9, 2000)

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Bethpage's coach Howie Vogts hugging Amityville's coach Len Mattera after their game at Hofstra Stadium. (Nov. 24, 2000)

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Bethpage coach Howard Vogts celebrates with his players at the end of their game against Wantagh at Hofstra University. (Nov. 23, 2003)

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Howie Vogts holds up one of the 35 county/league championship trophies he won during his 56 years as head coach of Bethpage's football team. (Sept. 13, 1995)

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At Bethpage High School a memorial service was held for football coach Howard Vogts, who coached for 56 years. Members of the football team were in the stands. (Aug. 12, 2010)

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At Bethpage High School football field named in his honor, a memorial service was held for Howard Vogts, who coached for 56 years. The hearse carrying his coffin was just outside the field for a brief time. (Aug. 12, 2010)

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More than 1,000 people attended a memorial service for football coach Howard Vogts. (Aug. 12, 2010)

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At Bethpage High School a memorial service was held for football coach Howard Vogts. Members of the football team were in the stands. (Aug. 12, 2010)

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At the memorial service for football coach Howard Vogts, who members of the current team passed behind his portrait in respect. (Aug. 12, 2010 )

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Members of the Bethpage High School football team acted as honor guard for guests at a memorial service for football coach Howard Vogts. (Aug. 12, 2010)

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August 12, 2010 At Bethpage High School a memorial service was held for football coach Howard Vogts, who coached for 56 years. This is a copy shot.

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August 12, 2010 At Bethpage High School a memorial service was held for football coach Howard Vogts, who coached for 56 years. Margaret Burton, his sister touched the portrait of the coach.

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August 12, 2010 At Bethpage High School a memorial service was held for football coach Howard Vogts, who coached for 56 years. this is the score board showing the number of games the coach won.

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Bethpage High School's Varsity Football coach Howie Vogts during the Nassau High School Conference III Football Game at Plainedge High School in North Massapequa, New York. (Sep. 24, 2005)

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Bethpage High School Varsity Football Head Coach Howie Vogts, during the Nassau County High School Football Championships at Hofstra Stadium, Valley Stream South vs. Bethpage HS. (Nov. 15, 2003)

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Bethpage's Head football coach Howie Vogts and his companion Marilyn Murphy at their home in Bethpage. (Oct. 24, 2003)

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Bethpage football team stands around coach Howard Vogts celebrating his 300th win against Lynbrook H.S. (Oct. 12, 2002)

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November 16,2000 at Hofstra Stadium. Glen Cove vs Bethpage HS football. Bethpage head coach Howie Vogts shouting to his team between the first and second quarter tonight. (Nov. 16, 2000)

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Bethpage's Head Coach Howie Vogts looks up at the scoreboard at the midpoint of today's game against Amityville's at Hofstra Stadium. (Nov. 24, 2000)

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Bethpage's head football coach, Howard C. Vogts. (Nov. 14, 1999)

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Bethpage's coach Howie Vogts on the sidelines during a game against Wantagh. (Sept. 26, 1998)

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Eagles Head coach Howard C. Vogts sitting on his box on the bench. (Sept. 30, 1995)

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