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South Royalton coach Stretch Gillam talks to his players in a file photograph from 2012. (Valley News – James M. Patterson)

Robert ‘Stretch’ Gillam, an enthusiastic and successful basketball coach, died at his Enfield home on Monday night. He was 82.
Colleagues and former players remembered the coach on Tuesday, speaking highly of his spirit and passion.

“He’s a legend and loved to coach,” longtime Windsor High basketball coach Harry Ladue said. “He wanted to be around kids all the time. He was a pillar in our basketball association and loved the game. It’s going to seem strange not seeing him around.”

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