The life and legacy of a beloved Kentucky football coach will live on on the gridiron.Central High School’s football stadium was officially renamed Friday after beloved former head coach Ty Scroggins. He died in February following a long battle with COVID-19.Last month, the Jefferson County School Board voted unanimously to rename the stadium and athletic facilities after the late coach. It will now be known as Tyrran “Ty” W. Scroggins Stadium.Scroggins was the first Black coach to win a Kentucky high school football championship, guiding the Yellow Jackets to five Class 3A titles.Continuing coverage: Longtime Louisville football coach Ty Scroggins dies after battle with COVID-19″His time as head coach at Central is marked by a commitment to athletic excellence, academic achievement, integrity and always doing what was best for his young men who played under him,” said Robert Moore, chief of schools for JCPS.Scroggins’ parents were in attendance for the dedication and said the honor left them speechless.”To know my son was loved and that this is just a testament to how he carried himself with people, how he loved them, and how he was friends to everyone, it’s just breathtaking to me tonight,” said his mother Yvonne Richardson.Scroggins spent the last four seasons as an assistant at DeSales, where his son, Jayden, played quarterback.”What he really knew how to do was get the men around him, and the boys around him, to believe in the mission that they were headed after,” KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett said in February.

The life and legacy of a beloved Kentucky football coach will live on on the gridiron.

Central High School’s football stadium was officially renamed Friday after beloved former head coach Ty Scroggins. He died in February following a long battle with COVID-19.

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Last month, the Jefferson County School Board voted unanimously to rename the stadium and athletic facilities after the late coach. It will now be known as Tyrran “Ty” W. Scroggins Stadium.

Scroggins was the first Black coach to win a Kentucky high school football championship, guiding the Yellow Jackets to five Class 3A titles.

Continuing coverage: Longtime Louisville football coach Ty Scroggins dies after battle with COVID-19

“His time as head coach at Central is marked by a commitment to athletic excellence, academic achievement, integrity and always doing what was best for his young men who played under him,” said Robert Moore, chief of schools for JCPS.

Scroggins’ parents were in attendance for the dedication and said the honor left them speechless.

“To know my son was loved and that this is just a testament to how he carried himself with people, how he loved them, and how he was friends to everyone, it’s just breathtaking to me tonight,” said his mother Yvonne Richardson.

Scroggins spent the last four seasons as an assistant at DeSales, where his son, Jayden, played quarterback.

“What he really knew how to do was get the men around him, and the boys around him, to believe in the mission that they were headed after,” KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett said in February.

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