Karns honors longtime coach with surprise dedication

KNOXVILLE - A great moment on Friday night at Karns, as the Beavers dedicated their new football locker room to long-time assistant coach Rick Cathey.

Cathey, who's also the track coach, has been at the school for 36 years.

He thought he'd just be attending the unveiling of the new locker room.

Cathey didn't know he'd be the namesake of the new facility.

"It was a total shock," Cathey said. "I had no idea that this was going on. I'm just so happy for the kids who have these new facilities and a new complex back in that area. It's quite a locker room and a lot of people contributed to it. It's a great honor. I've seen a lot of kids go through that locker room."


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