The Tar Heel family is sorry to learn of the passing in January of Monk Tomlinson, the interior offensive line coach on Mack Brown’s staff in 1988-89 and then associate athletic director for football operations until his retirement in 2000.
Tomlinson remained in the Chapel Hill area during his retirement and was a frequent visitor to practices and games.
There will be a Celebration of Coach Tomlinson’s life held at the Black Bayou Wildlife Refuge Amphitheatre in Monroe, La., Saturday, March 26th from 3-5 p.m. All are invited and welcome to share a story or two with friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of Black Bayou, Inc., PO Box 9241, Monroe, La. 71211, C/O Robert Eisenstadt-Treasurer.
A link to his obituary is here.