James E. “Ed” Campbell, who was Principal of Gulf High School from 1975 to 1978 and was also a teacher and coach, was found dead on March 24. The death is being investigated as a homicide. An article at tampabay.com is here. A brief bio of Mr. Campbell is here. In an email Monday night, Dr. Knobl wrote, “This is very unfortunate news! Although I only knew Principal Campbell for 4 years, he was a true pleasure to be around and welcomed me to GHS during my first year with open arms. He even came by earlier this school year to visit with me.” At that time, in November of last year, we recorded a brief video clip here. A picture of Mr. Campbell with Dr. Knobl is here.

Mr. Campbell, from the 1978 Gulf High School yearbook