A Tribute to Lavell Edwards, Friend and Inspiration to Students

As people around the state and country pay their final respects to legendary BYU Football Coach Lavell Edwards Friday evening, we wanted to share a special story and say thank you, Coach Edwards. Just over a year ago, Edwards took time to meet with and inspire some West Jordan High School athletes. Here is that story.

Legendary BYU Football Coach Lavell Edwards has a message for young people and every now and then he still takes the opportunity to share that message. That’s why the coach agreed to make a surprise visit to West Jordan High where he talked to student athletes. He told football players and members of the cross-country team to never give up on their goals. He said if they use their minds they can achieve anything in life. Mr. Edwards said he found success through perseverance and establishing good relationships with his football players and others in his life. Some of the athletes said meeting Lavell Edwards was a dream come true. Thanks, Coach! You are an inspiration. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.