South Central High School Gym is officially being named after late Coach and Teacher Gary Shirley tonight. The official ceremony taking place tonight . Pictured is South Central HS principal Stephen Phillips, Coach Shirley’s wife Marla and family members. (Erica Foltz Providing Photo)
Coach Shirley passed away in the summer of 2014. In 26 years of coaching (6 years at Kinmundy-Alma and 20 at South Central) Coach Shirley was 520-200 with 10 regional titles and one sectional title and was also an IBCA Hall of Famer. But, as Coach Rick Simmons said this morning on Sports Connection, those who knew him also knew he was a great teacher, friend and person.