In 1971, he coached the T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia to a successful season. The team went 13–0 during the season, achieved the state championship and were the national championship runners-up. The 2000 movie Remember the Titans is loosely based off the school's 1971 football season. Boone was played by Denzel Washington in the movie.
Boone was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He was married to Carol Boone and had three daughters. Boone died on December 18, 2019 in Alexandria, Virginia at the age of 84. The cause was lung cancer.
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- Fleming, Monika S. (2013). Legendary Locals of Edgecombe and Nash Counties, North Carolina. Arcadia. p. 127.
- Luke Lukert; Megan Cloherty (December 18, 2019). "Herman Boone, Alexandria football coach immortalized in 'Remember the Titans,' dies at 84". WTOP News.
- "Herman Boone, high school coach who inspired 'Remember the Titans,' dies at 84". ESPN. December 18, 2019.
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