The Men’s Stainless Steel Coach Cross Necklace was created to honor Texas' Legendary Newton High School head coach W.T. Johnston. He received a double lung transplant in 2015, but unfortunately, he contracted a rare, Graft-versus-host disease. Coach refused to give up and went on to lead his Newton Eagles to two back-to-back state football championships in 2017 and 2018. Coach Johnston was a role model on the field and in life. Christ’s teachings were always a part of his messages. Coach Johnston went to meet with our heavenly father on May 11, 2019. This stainless steel cross reads, “Stand In The Gap,” from Ezekiel 22:30 on one side and Coach on the other. Coach loved this verse and referred to it often. He reminded us all to fill the ranks for Christ. His initials, W.T., are inscribed at the bottom of the cross. Whether you are a coach yourself or you just love the message, we pray that you will wear this cross with pride and honor while remembering this fine man. The pendant measures 1.55 inch tall, 1.18 inch wide, 0.25 inch thick. Choose from an 18, 20, 22, 24, or 30-inch chain. Chain and pendant are made with the highest grade stainless steel containing zero nickel, commonly referred to as “Surgical Grade” which does not irritate skin and never tarnishes. Easy to clean with warm water, mild soap, and soft cloth. Shields of Strength items are created by our internal design team and inscribed with Scripture. We 100% guarantee every item and will stand behind it for a lifetime. If you ever have a problem, contact our customer support team, they will take care of you.