EKU officially unveiled their Matter of Pride Wall last weekend, before the Colonels football team played against Tennessee State. The wall, which currently displays more than 1,300 names of former players, coaches, and managers, sits behind the statue of EKU Hall of Fame Coach Roy Kidd, which looks over the field at Roy Kidd Stadium.
EKU Student Affairs and Campus Life Vice President Skip Daugherty played, coached, and managed with the Colonels under Roy Kidd and he spoke with us about what the wall means to Kidd and EKU Football.
“Football at Eastern was a Kidd affair for all those years”, Daugherty told us. “Every one of these players, coaches, managers, and trainers; they were all under the guise of Coach Kidd.”
Coach Kidd was very emotional during the unveiling ceremony, and he spoke about how important this was to him and his family. Kidd won two national championships and 314 games as his time as head football coach for the Colonels, and his legacy lives on.