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Former T-M baseball coach Todd Akers dies after 2 year battle with cancer

Posted at 1:25 PM, Apr 19, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-28 21:38:51-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Tuloso-Midway head baseball coach Todd Akers died on Tuesday after a two-year battlewith prostate cancer. He was 57 years old.

Akers coached alongside his son, T.J. Akers, at T-M and had recently led the baseball team to fourth-round playoff games.

A graduate of Carroll High School and Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, Akers would have received his 10-year pin at T-M in May.

"One thing and I would say that this is a character trait, was the selflessness of what he did," said Kris O'Neal, Tuloso-Midway High Athletic Director, "To be a great team, you have to invest in other people more than you invest in yourself. When that's the case, great things happen and that's what he did. He preached it, he taught it, he lived it."

Although O'Neal only knew Akers for a few years, he says that his passion and dedication was shown in everything he did. O'Neal emphasized that Akers' legacy will be carried on through those who knew him because of how he treated other people.

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