On Thursday, October. 24, 2013 the community celebrated the life of the late Gary Hembrough or “Coach Hembrough” who was a very beloved member of the Charger community and coach for the Centennial football team. The Centennial High School Band that the Coach loved listening to played the Centennial fight song in his honor.
Many of Coach Hembrough’s past students and players came to share their experiences with Coach to the community and Georgine Hembrough, Coach Hembrough’s wife. Along with the celebration the community unveiled an honorary street sign right in front of Centennial and this part of Crescent Drive is now also called “Coach Hembrough Way”.