FCHS alumni want gymnasium to be named for former coach

By BETH CRACE State Journal Staff Writer Published:

As a way to pay tribute to their former basketball coach, a group of Franklin County High School alumni are asking the school council to name the school gymnasium for him.

"To put a permanent reminder of the man who served so many outstanding years as head coach," said FCHS alum Ben Zimmerman in reference to his former basketball coach Gary Moore.

The Franklin County High School council on Monday is expected to hear from some of Moore's former athletes. The group wants to have the school gym named in Moore's honor as a way to pay tribute to their coach who, they say, helped elevate the Franklin County program during his 20-year tenure at the school.

Last weekend, Moore, named the state's top coach in 1995, was honored with a portrait prior to the boys game versus Bourbon County. But some feel that isn't enough.

The push to rename the gym began last summer, according to Zimmerman. He said he discussed the idea with Scott Schrader and Rick James, both of whom played basketball under Moore.

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