Plans are underway to hold a Celebration of Life event for the late Coach Jack Keen on Sunday, April 25, starting at 2 p.m. at The Arena at Jefferson High School. The day’s events will include the opening of an exhibit highlighting Coach Keen’s life and career, the dedication of his classroom and a ceremony featuring memories told by people that Coach Keen influenced during his life.

A granite marker and plaque recognizing Coach Keen’s lifetime of academic contributions will be placed at the school by the City of Jefferson.

A video history project is underway that will give students, athletes and friends of Coach Keen opportunities to share their memories about him. More information about this project will be released soon.

Jack Nolan Keen passed away on July 20, 2020. He spent 50 years in education; 42 of those years were at Jefferson High School as a teacher, coach, and mentor to thousands of students.


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