NASHVILLE --- Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has directed local departments and agencies to light the KVB Bridge, the Metro Courthouse, Bridgestone Arena, Nissan Stadium, Ascent Amphitheater and other public buildings blue tonight in honor of legendary TSU Coach Ed Temple.
Barry released the following statement:
“Coach Ed Temple was a legendary leader who brought the women of Tennessee State University’s track and field program to the world stage, breaking down gender and racial barriers in the process. He was also passionate about a lot of other things besides athletics: All 40 of the Olympians from his TSU program graduated with a college degree. Coach Temple was in a league of his own as a coach and teacher, and Nashville will miss him dearly.”