Clay High School honored its late baseball coach Monday night.
Chad Hudnall's number 14 was retired before the Colonials' game against Marian. It stands on the left field fence.
In a nice tribute, Colonial players ran out from the dugout all the way to left field to touch Hudnall's #14 after each player was introduced during starting lineups.
Hudnall passed away last fall after a long battle with cancer. He was diagnosed right around the time he took the head coaching job but never quit on his players--sticking it out and coaching while undergoing treatment. Last season, Hudnall led Clay to a sectional championship.
Chad's family including his widow Cathy and four children were on hand for the touching ceremony. Clay Athletic Director Joe Toth presented Cathy with a #14 jersey.
Former Clay Athletic Director Greg Humnicky, former baseball coach Chip O'Neill and Chad's father also made heart warming speeches, remembers Chad.
Clay lost the game 6-4 to Marian.
Hudnall was a 2-sport star at Clay and a member of the school's 1994 state championship basketball team. His #14 basketball jersey was retired this past season.