The city of Louisville has lost a vital part of the community. Ty Scroggins died Wednesday from COVID-19 complications. He was 49.
Scroggins spent the last 20 years coaching Louisville high school football, starting with four seasons at Doss before he turned Central into a juggernaut. In ten seasons the Yellow Jackets went to seven 3A state championships, winning five. He compiled a 101-43 record from 2007-16. More importantly, he made Central Yellow Jackets football a uniting force in the West Louisville community.
He stepped down from the head coaching role to spend more time with his kids. Over the last four years he was an assistant at DeSales, coaching his son Jayden, a senior standout quarterback for the Colts. Scroggins also leaves behind two daughters, Jordan, a senior on the PRP girls basketball team, and Mikayla, a sophomore volleyball and softball athlete at Male.
Before he got into coaching Scroggins was an exceptional athlete. He won a Sweet 16 in 1990 with Fairdale and went on to play football at the University of Louisville for four years.
Here is Ty rejoicing with Fairdale teammate Terry Jenkins after winning the 1990 KHSAA Sweet 16 over Covington Holmes on March 24th, 1990. A great coach and an even better man. pic.twitter.com/VF6Sy0Grld
— Corey Price (@coreyp08) February 11, 2021
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who would say a bad word about Scroggins. An outstanding member of the community, our hearts mourn for his family and all of the lives he touched. Scroggins was a remarkable man, taken far too soon.