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Louisville Football Head Coach Jeff Brohm Addresses Dennis Lampley’s Death

By meerna Jul11,2024
Louisville Football Head Coach Jeff Brohm Addresses Dennis Lampley’s Death

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – The city of Louisville lost a football legend on Tuesday night.

Former Trinity High School head coach and athletic director Dennis Lampley has died after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his son Brad announced Wednesday morning.

“I offer my deepest condolences and prayers today to the family of my high school football coach, Dennis Lampley, who passed away last night, as well as our Trinity family and the entire community he impacted,” Louisville head coach Jeff Brohm said in a statement posted on Twitter/X.

“He was a true giant at Trinity and in the coaching role – and although our sport was football, the game he coached was life. We had a special bond and I often turned to him for wisdom and advice. He was an incredible leader and motivator and had the ability to inspire everyone to be the best in whatever endeavor he pursued. He was my friend and was so important to our family. As his son, Brad, says in his message below, I hope to be half the man and half the coach he was. Rest in peace, Coach Lampley.

During his time as head football coach at Trinity, Lampley went 138-21 and won five state championships, including three in a row from 1988 to 1990, part of a record 50-game winning streak. Brohm, a Trinity graduate, played for Lampley from 1985 to 1988 and won Kentucky’s Mr. Football as a senior.

Lampley became Trinity’s AD after retiring from coaching, hiring 15-time state champion football coach Bob Beatty. He was inducted into the KHSAA Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.

On Wednesday, Brohm took time to meet with the media and share his thoughts on Lampley following his death. Below is a recording of his press conference:

(Jeff Brohm Photo: Sam Upshaw Jr. – Courier Journal/USA TODAY Sports)

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