Central Florida to honor George O’Leary with statue

George O’Leary’s legendary career with the Central Florida Knights came to an end midway through the 2015 season when he decided to resign from his post after an 0-8 start.

The school will honor the coach as they are planning to erect a statue for him in the very near future.

The Orlando Sentinel reported that the statue will likely go up near Bright House Networks Stadium, which he helped open in 2007, and will happen at sometime in 2017. The statue will be paid for by a group of private donors.

O’Leary was hired as the eighth head coach of the Knights in 2004 and in his 12-year career, he went 81-68. He brought four conference titles to the school and helped them to a huge win in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl, which saw them earn their highest season-ending ranking in team history.

He is certainly deserving of this honor and he will be always be a legendary name in Orlando.

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