Legendary coach to speak

Herman Boone, of ‘Remember the Titans’ fame, comes to campus

Herman Boone, the coach from “Remember the Titans,” will come to UVU as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration week. Courtesy of Danny Diaz

The school will host legendary Coach Herman Boone as part of the week-long 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 12-1 p.m. in the Grande Ballroom, as the conclusion to the commemoration.

“We wanted to get a speaker that could get students more passionate and inspire them to be successful,” said Danny Diaz, the Humanities and Social Science senator for UVUSA.

In a forum held in October, UVUSA found that students’ first choice for a speaker during the commemoration week was Coach Boone and were fortunate that he accepted the invitation to speak.

The former T.C. Williams High School coach was portrayed in the 2000 film Remember the Titans and is well-known for his efforts in leading a newly racially integrated high school football team.

The event is free to the public and there will be an overflow available in the Ragan Theater to accommodate as many people as possible.

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