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Local soccer coach getting really, really old

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Daily file photoMany happy returns, Cope. Don't break a table like you did in high school ... a very long time ago.

Happy birthday to a fabulous soccer coach, great teacher, wonderful father and loving husband ” David Cope.

OK, that’s what his wife, Kathleen, wrote us. But we aren’t going to leave it at that. Of course not.

Yeah, Cope may be a three-time Coach of the Year winner ” a hat trick at any level is a tremendous accomplishment, Cope ” but we at the Daily have to wonder if he might be slipping a little when he turns the big 4-0 Saturday.

We’ll know if he roots for Germany in the 2006 World Cup. Another sign might be him confusing Connor Drumm with Tyler Cole or Morgan Wallace with Emily LyBarger or Rob Bohlmann with Bob Bandoni.

Or he’ll start mumbling about how much he LOVES playing soccer games on football fields.

Many happy returns, Cope, and don’t forget the Geritol.

Vail, Colorado

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