SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCBD) — Summerville High School now has a gym honoring a fallen firefighter. The main gym honors Green Wave alumnus, former coach, and fallen firefighter Louis Mulkey.
Signage for the “The Fire House” will be around the outside of the gym, with a wall within the gym dedicated to Mulkey’s memory. He died in the Sofa Super Store fire on June 18, 2007. Eight other firefighters’ lives were also claimed by the blaze.
School leaders say Coach Mulkey had a lasting and profound impact on many young people in the Summerville community. He served as a basketball and football coach, both at the high school and in local youth leagues.
We’re told an official dedication will be held at the first home basketball game during the 2016-2017 season.