Farragut dedicates field house to late coach

Farragut dedicates field house to late coach

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FARRAGUT (WATE)- The Farragut Admirals' baseball team honored their late assistant coach Scott Dean on Friday night by dedicating their field house to him. 

In addition to naming the field house after him, Farragut retired his jersey and put his number 5 along the field.

Dozens of people gathered at Farragut High School for the ceremony to remember Dean and celebrate his dedication to the Admirals baseball team.

"Scott was one of the first players to come back and coach here at Farragut," said Ralph Skinner, long time Admirals PA Announcer. "He had a terrific impact on our players. He was a players coach. Players responded well to Scott and responded to his leadership in a great way."

Dean graduated from Farragut in 2004 and helped the Admirals to back-to-back state championship in 2003 and 2004. He went on to play at Lincoln Memorial University in 2005 before transferring to UT. Dean was primarily the Vols bullpen catcher in 2006 and 2007. 

He joined the Farragut coaching staff in 2010 and helped the Admirals to 2 state titles in 2010 and 2011. 

"Scott was a terrific energetic guy," said Admirals Head Coach Matt Buckner. "He was really passionate about baseball and really lived life to it's fullest."

Dean died suddenly from a heart attack in January. He was only 28 years old. 

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