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Laurel High School Honors Luke Leggett

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

Laurel High School celebrated the life and legacy of Coach Luke Leggett who was an educator, coach and dear friend. Colleagues and former LHS alumni dedicated the LHS baseball field to Leggett renaming it, “Luke Leggett Field.”

Leggett passed away in 2015 after losing the battle to pancreatic cancer.  However, friends and family remember him as full of life.

Laurel’s head football coach Todd Breland said, “He is just a life-long friend, always in a good mood and always supported the kids.”

Leggett loved spending his time at the field even after his diagnosis.

Former West Jones Coach Roland Gatlin said he remembers the day Leggett informed him that he had cancer, “Luke told me he was just going to keep on swinging.”

“He was just a great man and it’s a special day to name this field after him,” Breland said.

Gatlin looked at the sky and said, “You touched them all big dog. You hit a grand slam.”

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