Vernon recognized for serving 33 years as head football coach
Friday the 13th of February proved be a very lucky day for Waynesville High School’s Head Football Coach Rick Vernon. In addition to a packed public reception, Vernon was honored before the boys basketball game with a proclamation and coin from the City of Waynesville, a proclamation from State Rep. Steve Lynch, Cardinals tickets from Security Banks of Pulaski County, a Tiger district coin from Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent, and a custom made trophy from Waynesville High School.
Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent of the
Waynesville R-VI School District, presents a school district coin to
Coach Rick Vernon. This is only the third Tiger coin to ever be
presented by the district.
Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman’s Proclamation recognized Vernon for his hard work, dedication, leadership and mentorship of football players and for his meritorious service, loyalty and dedication to the City of Waynesville, WHS and community.
Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman and Councilman Jim Mathews present a
Proclamation and coin to Coach Rick Vernon with his wife, Cheryl, by his
State Rep. Steve Lynch recognized Vernon’s outstanding accomplishment of building a strong, winning tradition, as well as, positively impacting students. He presented a Resolution on behalf of the Missouri House of Representatives, in celebration of Vernon’s legendary career.
State Rep. Steve Lynch presents a Resolution to Coach Rick Vernon.
WHS Principal Courtney Long and Athletic Director Josh Scott presented Vernon with a custom trophy while the following was read about him, “Coach Vernon is about more than just football. Rick embodies what it means to be a Tiger. For 33 years, nothing has been about Rick or Cheryl. The Tiger football family won a state championship; the Tiger football family sent players off to college; the Tiger football family has players in the NFL; and the Tiger football family has been where students felt at home. The Tiger football family has built a tradition of excellence on the field, pride in our school and a responsibility to represent our community. Coach, thank you and Cheryl for giving us your family, while leading ours. For the first time in 33 years, we want to thank just you. We will all work to continue the tradition you have set for what it takes to be a Tiger.”
WHS Principal Courtney Long and Athletic Director Josh Scott present Coach Rick Vernon with a custom trophy.
Keith Pritchard and Mike Dunbar present Cardinals tickets to the Vernons.