Founder of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity
Morgan State University
September 19, 1963
Distinguished Member of the Morgan State University Alumni Community
Passed Away To The Eternal Garden Of Everlasting Peace
Alpha Iota Omega Chapter
The Morgan State University Community and the community of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity brothers and sweethearts loss a pillar yesterday evening as Frank Coakley drew his final breath on this plane. However, because Frank Coakley cared so much for others and placed the needs of the many over the needs of the few. His life’s footprints will be forever etched on the steps of Hurt Gymnasium where Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Incorporated was founded but also his eternal footprints will be etched in communities across this planet. I’m sure that you will see a posts about his final earthly goodbye celebration soon. I just wanted to say in a very personal way thank you Frank Coakley for passing my way in assisting my growth in being a better man, a better me because every time you said Smoke with that smile it encouraged me to press the forward button.