Lincoln field to be named for former coach Leedy
I never saw Bill Ed Leedy coach a football game, but I have no doubt that he deserves more than anyone to have the field at Lincoln County named in his honor, and that will happen tonight during a ceremony at Lincoln’s game against Pulaski County.
Leedy was the last coach at Stanford and the first coach at Lincoln when the county’s schools consolidated in 1974, and he coached the two schools for a combined 14 years. Decades after his retirement, he still has a presence within the Lincoln athletic community as the clock operator at basketball games and as one of the biggest fans of all Patriot teams.
Congratulations to Leedy and his family — including his daughter, Interior Journal sports writer Nancy Leedy — on an honor that they and all Lincoln fans can be proud of.
Click here to read Larry Vaught’s column in Thursday’s Advocate on Leedy’s honor.