Independent Hardee's Franchisee Association Scholarship
Hardee died in early July from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Phoenix. Lake Region coach Steve Reynolds and the team’s coaches and players have dedicated the season to Hardee and a “Coach Billy Hardee Scholarship Fund” has been created in his memory to assist student athletes attending college. Hardee’s wife, Deborah, will be in attendance for the ceremony, which is set to start sometime before the 7 p.m. kickoff.
We've got something special in store for next year
HARDEE EARNS SCHOLARSHIP: Former Blue Devil Billy Hardee III has earned an athletic scholarship at Virginia Tech. Hardee, a standout defensive back at Winter Haven, began his college career at Florida Southern, but found he missed playing football. He transferred to Virginia Tech last year and walked on.. After an impressive spring, Hardee was given a scholarship. He is a redshirt sophomore and a backup free safety. Hardee's father is former girls basketball coach and assistant football coach Billy Jr., who was a former defensive back in the NFL and is a Virginia Tech grad.