Brief ceremony Wednesday in Eagles Nest for "Dog" Daggett

Site of memorial moved indoors to Eagles Nest

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- A brief, informal memorial ceremony will be held Wednesday afternoon for John "Dog" Daggett, 65, who passed away on Monday, Nov. 23. Daggett served as the equipment manager for the Golden Eagle football team for the past three years.

The ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held at 2:15 p.m. Originally scheduled to be held in Tucker Stadium, the event has been moved indoors to the Eagles Nest in Eblen Center. Parking will be available in the South Lot at Eblen Center.

Daggett began serving as equipment manager under coach Watson Brown at UAB beginning in 1996, and moved to Tech with Brown in 2007. He was born in West Point, Miss., November 24, 1943.

In 1982 he was recognized with the Glenn Sharp Award as the equipment manager of the year by the Athletic Equipment Managers Association, and spent his life working with the sport of football with numerous collegiate and professional teams.

"Dog was a kind-hearted man who worked tirelessly to provide a positive experience for our football student-athletes," said Director of Athletics Mark Wilson. "He was an avid football fan and visible on the sidelines with his boots and cowboy hat at every TTU football game."