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Anthony Chiusano | | October 8, 2016

Jacksonville St. coach John Grass officiates wedding after win

  John Grass helped two alumni join in marriage on the field after the Gamecocks beat Tennessee Tech.

For Jacksonville State coach John Grass, Saturday's postgame ended with more than just a locker room celebration following the Gamecocks' 40-21 win over Tennessee Tech. Instead, he helped make two alumni's celebration of marriage extra special.

Grass returned to the field at JSU Stadium after his press conference to officiate the marriage of Denise Rooney Thomas and Greg LaFoleltte, two former band members at Jacksonville State. According to an interview Grass did with FOX Sports, the coach was approached by the newly-married couple in recent weeks about taking part in the ceremony, so he applied online and went through the process to become a licensed officiant.

“A few weeks ago the couple asked if I would be willing to marry them,” Coach Grass told FOX Sports. “To get ordained, I clicked online and was able to do that real quick.”

Kudos to Grass for working overtime on Saturday's gameday and congrats to the happy couple.

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