McCANDLESS (KDKA) – La Roche College paid tribute to their late head basketball coach Saturday afternoon as the small college community renamed their gym’s court after him.
Back in December, Scott Lang, 41, collapsed during a team practice and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he passed away.READ MORE: Country Duo Big & Rich To Headline '(Re)Opening Weekend' At PNC Park
Lang was in his 14th year as head coach at La Roche.READ MORE: Kenny Chesney Announces 2022 Tour Date At Heinz Field
The ceremony was held this afternoon to dedicate the Coach Scott Lang Court, just before the men’s basketball game against Hilbert College.
“Scott truly loved every single thing that he did here,” said Mary Ellen Dickson, Lang’s mother. “He just loved this place, and every opportunity that he was given to move somewhere else, he couldn’t tear himself away from the fact that La Roche is an awesome place and he was surrounded by great people.”MORE NEWS: Fire Causes Significant Damage To Idlewood Industries Building In Beaver County
Lang holds the school record for wins and led the Redhawks to their first conference championship in school history in 2004.