Clay remembers the late Chad Hudnall at boys hoops game

By: Jim Johnston Email
By: Jim Johnston Email

The Colonials honored the memory of their late baseball coach Chad Hudnall, who past way two months ago after a long battle with cancer, by retiring his basketball jersey before their game against Washington.

Hudnall was a member of Clay's 1994 State Championship team and his number 14 jersey now hangs in the rafters forever.

Chad's wife Cathy and his kids along with his father were on hand and they were all presented with #14 jerseys among other gifts. For Cathy the emotional ceremony was another great example of how the community has reached out to them.

"It was truly amazing," Cathy said. "You take a difficult time like we have over the last three years and it could have been even more difficult and hard without the love and support from this school, from all of our friends and loved ones, and basically the city of South Bend."

Also on hand was Chad's high school coach Tom DeBaets who said a few words about Chad during the ceremony. For DeBaets the ceremony was well deserved.

"Chad made so many contributions not just on the basketball floor but in baseball and as a student here and a teacher and a coach. He has made so many contributions that we thought it was very well fitting."

Washington won the game 81-68.

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