Coach Archie Duran Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Charitable Foundation, in conjunction with EPISD Education Foundation, is honored to announce the Coach Archie Duran Memorial Scholarship Fund. Coach Duran died in a tragic bus accident returning from a regional track competition in Lubbock this spring. He coached both track and basketball at Irvin High School, his alma mater, after spending many years at Jefferson High School. Coach Duran left a deep impression on the Jefferson/Silva community much like he did at Irvin so much so that both have decided to honor him with separate scholarships in his name. The first Coach Archie Duran Memorial Scholarship was awarded last month to Jefferson senior Kyra Delgado. The Irvin Alumni Association awarded the Coach Archie Duran Memorial Scholarship this spring to senior J'Haanee Farrar, one of Duran's track stars.