ETSU family, fans remember life of Seth Coy
ETSU assistant coach Mike Boyd rings the bell in honor of Coy during Friday's ceremony.
ETSU assistant coach Mike Boyd rings the bell in honor of Coy during Friday's ceremony.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Over 200 gather Friday afternoon for Carillon memorial service


            JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 31, 2009) - A crowd of over 200 comprised of ETSU faculty, staff, students and fans gathered Friday afternoon around the ETSU Foundation Carillon & Alumni Plaza to remember the life of former Buccaneer basketball player Seth Coy.


            Coy, who was tragically killed in a car accident Wednesday evening, was remembered as a kind, fun-loving, caring person who always had a smile on his face and a kind word for every person he met. ETSU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dave Mullins and Buccaneer men's basketball coach Murry Bartow spoke of Coy's character and zeal for life during the 15-minute service, which was followed by a special funeral toll of the Carillon chimes. Along with the toll, Coy's teammates and others that knew the 6-foot-11 sophomore center were given the opportunity to ring a single toll in his honor.


            Members of the ETSU men's basketball program along with a group of athletic administrators will be making the trip to Washington, Ind., for Coy's funeral service on Sunday. That event will be held in the Washington High School gymnasium at 2 p.m., while receiving of friends will be held in the same location on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m.


            Fans wishing to send condolences to the Coy family can do so by e-mailing those notes to Associate Athletic Director for Communications Michael White at The e-mails will then be sent to Indiana with members of the team and administration representatives to be given to the family at the funeral.


            In addition, ETSU Advancement and the Buccaneer Athletic Scholarship Association also announced Thursday that a new scholarship fund has been initiated in honor of Coy. The Seth Coy Memorial Scholarship Fund will begin accepting donations from those that would like to honor Coy's memory by helping future ETSU student-athletes reach their educational goals. Those wishing to contribute to the fund can send their donations to the Buccaneer Athletic Scholarship Association, P.O. Box 70707, Johnson City, TN., 37614, or call BASA at 423-439-8398.

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