Coach's memory lives on with new street name

Published 10/24 2013 01:28PM

Updated 10/25 2013 10:19AM

CHAMPAIGN -- People are making sure the memory of Coach Gary Hembrough lives on. Thursday morning, people gathered to unveil a new street name by Centennial High School.

The road is now called "Coach Hembrough Way." Gary Hembrough died a year ago. He was a teacher and football coach at Centennial and helped lead the team to its first playoff game.

He also taught and coached at Jefferson Junior High and played football at the University of Illinos.  

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