NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches ISD took the time to honor one of their own Tuesday.
Farshid Niroumand, the first head soccer coach at Nacogdoches and current athletic director, has been with the Dragons for over 30 years. Those with the school said he has played a part in so many lives coaching, but also played a big role in upgrading the athletic facilities at Nacogdoches.
The first soccer game on the new turf kicked off Tuesday night, but the first honorary kick of the night was made by Niroumand himself.
"We could talk all day about what Coach Farshid has done here for this community," said Dr. Fred Hayes, superintendent at Nacogdoches ISD. "He's been here for well over 30 years and means so much to our community. He really is at the heart of what we do in Nacogdoches, and he has high expectations for his students. It's a great day to be able to honor him here."
"I'm very grateful for the opportunity and I had the best time of my life coaching soccer here in Nacogdoches," said Niroumand. "32 years is a long time, but I enjoyed every minute, and I loved every one of our players."
Nacogdoches High School is still in the process of installing new long jump and high jump pits. All the renovations cost the school $1.1 million.