Luce celebrates career with former players, friends, family

Mike Luce (center with plaque) poses with a contingent of his former players at his retirement party Saturday night in downtown Beeville. Luce retired at the conclusion of the school year after a 43-year career in teaching and coaching, the last 33 of which were spent herre in Beeville. Several former players spoke to the partygoers in attendance about Luce's impact on them, including Steven Scotten, who was on Luce's first team in Beeville and was the one who presented his former coach with the commemorative plaque.

Kevin J. Keller has been the sports editor at the Beeville Bee-Picayune since 2014. He can be reached by email at sports@mysoutex.com or by phone at 361-343-5223, or you can follow him on Twitter @beepicsports.