Appomattox - One-time Virginia Tech football player and E.C. Glass coach Tommy O'Brien died earlier this week at his home in Appomattox.
O'Brien was a coach on the undefeated 1960 E.C. Glass team. After coaching, O'Brien continued his love for sports by refereeing football and basketball for more than 50 years. He was inducted into the Lynchburg Sports Hall of Fame. Tommy O'Brien was 74 years old.