INFORMATION FROM TSU DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA RELATIONS
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State University will host the memorial service honoring Legendary Track and Field Coach Edward S. Temple on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Kean Hall Gymnasium, on the main campus. The University is cancelling all classes and meetings scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on that day.
The service is open to the public as TSU, family, and friends celebrate the life of Coach Temple and his amazing accomplishments as a faculty member, coach, father and friend.
Coach Temple served as head coach of the U.S. Women’s Olympic Track Teams in 1960 and 1964, and led TSU’s famed Tigerbelles to 23 Olympic medals. In 1980, he served as Assistant Coach for the Olympic track team. As an educator, Coach Temple worked to ensure that all 40 of his Olympians earned their degree.
Coach Temple died Sept. 22 at the age of 89. TSU President Glenda Glover said in an earlier statement that Coach Temple is a main contributor to the legacy and tradition that is Tennessee State University and asked that the TSU family keep the Temple family in their thoughts and prayers.