Brian Dugan was remembered this afternoon for his sense of humor, boundless love and "heart larger than life."
The Ken-Ton school community paid tribute to the Kenmore West High School English teacher during a ceremony on Crosby Field following the school's thrilling come-from-behind football win over Lockport, 14-13. Dugan was struck and killed by a car Wednesday night while jogging.
"Brian was one of the funniest persons whom I have ever met," Dugan's colleague, Samuel Drago, told the crowd of students, families and faculty. "And I don't doubt there are many of you here thinking the same thing."
Listen to Drago's full remarks:
Watch Ken West pull out the win and scenes from the post-game ceremony:
2:30 p.m.: The popular Kenmore West High School teacher struck and killed by a car Wednesday night was honored at Crosby Field this afternoon during a moment of silence before kickoff of the school's game against Lockport.
"The entire football season — especially today's game — is in honor of Brian Dugan, Kenmore West's beloved English teacher and coach," said announcer Jim Rowe.
A full tribute to Dugan is scheduled to immediately follow the game. Fans have been invited to write down their memories of Dugan for his family to receive.
Meanwhile, a fund has been set up for Brian Dugan's sons. Donations may be sent to:
Brian C. Dugan Children's Education Fund
P.O. Box 2
Buffalo, NY 14223
Watch this afternoon's moment of silence for Dugan:
taggedKenmore West | Lockport | Video