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State Championship-Winning Football Coach Ty Scroggins Dies from COVID-19

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.

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.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

3 Comments for State Championship-Winning Football Coach Ty Scroggins Dies from COVID-19

    1:09 pm February 11, 2021 Permalink

    Rest in Power Coach Scroggins! Legend here in Louisville, especially in the black community and the west end, where a lot of kids struggle to make it out, if at all. Gave us Corey Peters, Mister Cobble, Ridge Wilson etc just to name some. Had Central become trinity of 3A when we still had up to 5A class. Sad to hear this news and with life still ahead of him. But, we now celebrate his life and his accomplishments as he transcends to the ancestral realm. RIPower Coach Scroggins

  2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    1:58 pm February 11, 2021 Permalink

    Wow, terrible. Prayers for his family.

  3. FinnaGoHAM
    3:32 pm February 11, 2021 Permalink

    As an alumnus of Belfry High School I always had the ultimate respect for Coach Scroggins and what he and his men were able to accomplish at Central. Four of Central’s state titles came at the expense of the Pirates and it all started with Scroggins. He turned boys into men.