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Coach Ed Temple Statue Dedication Ceremony
Join Mayor Karl Dean, Coach Ed Temple, and friends and supporters of the legendary track coach on Friday, Aug. 28, to dedicate a statue honoring Temple on the greenway adjacent to First Tennessee Park. The event is free and open to the public.
As the women’s track coach at Tennessee State University from 1953 to 1994, coach of the U.S. women’s Olympic track team in 1960 and 1964, and assistant coach in the U.S. women’s Olympic track team in 1980, Coach Temple ranks among the most impressive leaders in the history of sports both nationally and internationally and is a beloved Nashville figure.
Nationally renowned sports sculptor Brian Hanlon will also be on hand for the dedication, and the donors who contributed to the statue fund will be recognized.
LOCATION: Right field entrance near Nashville Sounds Stadium, First Tennessee Park
19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville, TN 37219
NOTE: Junior Gilliam Way was previously known as Jackson Street and some GPS maps may still list the ballpark at "401 Jackson St."