Tallulah Academy will recognize longtime coach Racer Holstead this Friday when the stadium is named after the late legend.
Holstead, who passed away in 2008, finished his career with 309 victories starting at Plaquemine from 1949-53.
Former Tallulah football and golf lettermen from 1955-97 are invited to attend the ceremony and will be recognized on the field prior to the dedication, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Holstead left Plaquemine and spent two years at Jena before taking over at Tallulah High School in 1955.
The coach is known for his football success, but he also coached golf at Tallulah and won a baseball state title in 1952 as the head coach at Plaquemine.
While at Tallulah, Holstead led the Trojans to back-to-back state football titles twice, first in 1957 and 1958 and then again in 1960 and 1961.
Holstead retired in 1968, then helped develop Tallulah Academy and served as its first leader beginning in 1970.
Declining health forced the coach to retire in 1995 but not before winning four state titles.
Having contracted cancer in 1990, Holstead coached his final years from a wheelchair.
A celebration of Holstead’s life will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Tallulah Country Club with all former players invited to attend the event as well.