Saying good-bye to a Bulldog legend


Michael Maxwell and coach Jesse Edwin Abernathy share a moment together. Abernathy coached 15 years at Burnet and led the athletic program to plenty of success. He passed away last weekend.

By Wayne Craig.

It didn’t take long for sad news to spread this past weekend. Learning the news of the passing of coach Jesse Edwin Abernathy brought tears to many, but just the sound of his name brought back a flood of great memories. Coach Ab is what most called him, and he truly was a special man. Through his journey of coaching he touched so many lives and helped turn a multitude of boys into fine young men.

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