Gimme Three Reps, Gimme Three Reps Mister
Leonard Skinner, a Jacksonville, Florida P.E. teacher and basketball coach, and the inspiration for the name of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, died yesterday at 77 from Alzheimer’s Disease. In the late ’60s, Coach Skinner upset future members of the band by sending them to the principal’s office for having long hair that reached past their collar, and the band later named themselves after him in a satirical tribute. Skinner was a good sport about it, as he once introduced them at a Jacksonville concert and let them use a photo of his real estate company’s sign in an album.