David Lee Regan
This statue commemorates the life and legacy of David Lee Regan, the longtime coach who started the Fort Scott High School baseball program in 1990.
With ordinary means, Coach Regan was an extraordinary man who touched the lives of numerous students, players, and people throughout the community and beyond. He was neither wealthy nor politically influential, yet how he treated people made him larger than life. Guided by his convictions of hard work, physical and mental toughness, and faith in God, Coach Regan went about life with great enthusiasm and tenacity, challenging his students and players to "be somebody" - to take responsibility for reaching their full potential. He was a masterful motivator, with the rare ability to keep gifted athletes humble while at the same time empowering and elevating players less talented.
His heart was gold, his character huge, and he loved being a Fort Scott Tiger
Erected 2015 by the LaRoche and Regan Families and Friends.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Sports.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gordon Parks Homecoming (approx. one mile away); Mercy Hospital Cross (approx. 1.4 miles away); Combat Infantrymen (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fort Scott National Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away); Jeannette Huntington Ware (approx. 2˝ miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Scott National Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); In Memory of The Soldiers (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Scott.
Also see . . . "Stadium may be best HS facility in nation," in Fort Scott Tribune. (Submitted on April 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on April 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.