Carroll honored with prestigious award

All-time greats John Wooden, Wayne Gretzky, Cal Ripken Jr., Arnold Palmer, Hank Aaron and Jerry West have won the Roy Firestone Award.

Now you can add Pete Carroll to the esteemed list.

During a star-studded gala at the Galen Center on Wednesday night, Carroll was honored by the Westcoast Sports Associates with the Firestone Award, recognizing his inspirational and effective work in the inner-city through A Better LA. Carroll was the 14th recipient of the prestigious honor, following a line of sports legends who have made monumental impacts in both the community and their respective athletic arenas.

But Carroll was lauded during the two-hour ceremony like he had topped them all.

“No one has ever earned this award more than you, Pete,” Firestone, the event’s host, said while presenting the award to Carroll.

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Coach Carroll is interviewed by Roy Firestone during the Westcoast Sports Associates Firestone Award gala at the Galen Center on Wednesday night. Carroll is the 14th recipient of the prestigious award.

Kyle Bunch

Partnerships for R/GA Ventures. Raised in California, adopted by Texas. Opinions expressed here are mine and they are fantastic.

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