A memorial Mass for Jesuit High assistant football coach Frank Rose will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Jesuit's St. Anthony's Chapel, the school announced Thursday.
Rose, 38, died Monday at home following an apparent heart attack. He was entering his third season as the Tigers' running backs coach. He also had worked as an offensive coordinator for five years at Leto High, his alma mater.
The Mass at Jesuit is being held for Rose's larger community of friends and associates to join his family, fiancée and close friends in prayer and consolation. His family will hold a private funeral service at a later date.
Tampa Catholic, which has won nine state titles in baseball and three in softball during its 50-year history, is finally getting lit up at home.
The school announced it has raised sufficient funds to begin a project that will put lights at its baseball and softball complex on Rome Avenue. The installation of the lights, which is expected to take three to four months, will allow the school to host night games.
"Since we have raised a substantial portion of the $250,000 cost of the project, our board has allowed us to incur short-term debt to begin construction," principal Tom Reidy said in a statement announcing the project. "Starting now ensures that we will have lights for the 2013 softball and baseball season."
Reidy added that one of the conditions of TC's board of directors' approval of the project is that the school raise the remaining $70,000 by the end of its fiscal year in June. Reidy said the Crusaders will be asking current families, alumni and friends in the community to donate funds.