Pascagoula community mourns after the passing of Coach Lee Tingle

Some heavy news out of Pascagoula over the weekend, Coach Lee Tingle passed away from a rare brain disease at the age of 52.

A Resurrection Catholic baseball coach and beloved Pascagoula community member, Tingle was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease less than two months ago.

Tingle was born and raised in Pascagoula and is survived by his wife, RCS teacher Melissa Tingle, and his three children, Taylor, Ty, and Trace as well as a grandchild, Joseph.

Tingle devoted much of his life to the Pascagoula community through youth sports, having been the coach for the Resurrection Catholic baseball team for over a decade, helping lead the Eagles to the 1A State Championship this season.

Prior to RCS, Tingle spent some time as the head coach of Pascagoula’s baseball and soccer teams.

Tingle was also the owner of Physical Therapy Professionals, where he helped many young athletes across the Coast recover from sports-related injuries.

Pascagoula Head Baseball Coach Richie Tillman said in a statement on Twitter: “The community of Pascagoula is so much better because of Lee Tingle and that’s why we’re hurting so much at his passing. Please pray for the healing of the Tingle family, Lee’s numerous friends, his team, and the community of Pascagoula. Heaven just got a lot better.”

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