On Thursday, during halftime of the Junior Jackets’ opening game at John A. Anderson Field in Tracy City, the stadium will add the name of the late Coach Chris Pickett. Pickett remains the winningest coach in the history of Grundy County High School football with the majority of those wins coming when the school was located in Tracy City.
Pickett was also a standout quarterback for the Yellow Jackets in his playing days at the old school location. Many former players and friends came together to make this happen.
“Coach Pickett meant so much to so many of us that we felt it was just time to do this,” said Nick Meeks who played quarterback for Pickett and has also helped raise funds for the memorial scholarship fund in Pickett’s name.
“He was a great coach, a great player and a great friend. This is a fitting honor for the legacy he has with so many former Grundy County athletes,” said Darryl Graham, Head Coach of the Junior Jackets.
Pickett was inducted to the Grundy County High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
All former players, fellow coaches, friends and family of Coach Pickett are encouraged to attend the Junior Jackets’ game Thursday night in Tracy City to honor the most successful coach in Grundy County football history.