Athens, Ala. (WAFF) - Limestone County lost a local icon this morning.
Zack Greene, better known as “Bama Zack,” died after weeks of battling COVID-19.
To say there was an overwhelming amount of people wanting to share memories of Bama Zack is an understatement. He was a fixture at East Limestone’s Football games, and touched many lives throughout the county.
Greene was a source of light and laughter to everyone he met. Greene’s former co-host on Cooper & Company, Jamie Cooper, says he will be remembered forever in Limestone County.
“Zack Greene was probably the best person you’d ever meet. If you met Zack, you would be a better person because of it,” Cooper said.
One thing Greene is known for - being the biggest Alabama football fan you will ever meet.
“He always had a Bama emblem on him. Always,” Cooper said.
Greene spent over 20 years working for ADTRAN, where his employers say he did everything with a positive attitude and did whatever it takes to get the job done. Greene also spent more than 10 years hosting on Cooper & Company, talking all things sports.
On top of that, he wore many hats in working for the East Limestone Football team with Clint Legg.
“I’ve had guys at Ardmore that went on to play college football that he encouraged. We have guys right now at East Limestone that he encouraged. I think his impact of encouragement will last forever,” Legg said.
Greene’s impact on Limestone County is one that will last forever.
Greene’s family wants to thank everyone for the support and prayers during this difficult time. They say Greene’s legacy is a continual expression of the values and people he held sacred.
They also mentioned they are planning on setting up a scholarship in Greene’s honor