Mansfield football coach Daniel Mabry, who died of cancer in February 2020, has left a legacy in the 20-year community.
His name is now above the school’s sports facilities.
The school district resolved at its board meeting on Tuesday to rename the athletic facility after Maberry. The building will be renamed to Daniel Mabury Multipurpose Sports Complex in the fall.
This is another honor for men who have been exposed to many lives.
Mabley, 47, was hired as a district teacher 20 years ago and became an assistant soccer coach in 2002. He was promoted from attack coordinator to head coach in 2016, leading Mansfield to the regional rounds of the playoffs. In his first two seasons, his Tigers won 21-5 consecutive district titles.
He was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma in January 2018 and fought for most of the first half of the year until resolved in the summer. He was acquitted for most of the football season, but his illness recurred in October of that year.
Maberry played indefinitely throughout the 2019 season, but in September he played against the Mansfield Legacy and the Mansfield Summit and eventually put on his headphones.
Two years after the fight against cancer, Mabry died, but the community continued to support his family, including his wife Cami and her two daughters.
Over $ 210,000 has been raised since Maberry was diagnosed, most of it for his mortgage. After her diagnosis, a GoFundMe account was created, raising over $ 83,000 in five months.
Some community members held a charity event last May. Limited due to coronavirus pandemic. Funds were raised through donations, auction items, fundraising activities and raffle tickets.