Keady returns to West Lafayette for golf outing

Golf tournament helps kids of Wounded Warriors attend Purdue athletic camps.
Golf tournament helps kids of Wounded Warriors attend Purdue athletic camps.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Coach Gene Keady was back in West Lafayette for a round of 18 holes to raise donations to send kids to camp.

More than 90 golfers were grouped into teams Friday afternoon for the Gene Keady Legacy Golf Tournament at Coyote Crossing. Proceeds from the outing help send children of Wounded Warriors to Purdue athletic camps.

Coach Keady was in a group of six that included former Boilermaker running back Leroy Keyes. Keady said it feels great being back home.

“It’s very unusual for a coach to like to go back where he coached for 25 years, because usually they didn’t like you when you left. I suppose there are some people like that now with me, but I don’t feel that way and I really love it here,” said Keady.

This year marked the fifth year for the outing and the first at Coyote Crossing.

In addition to a round of 18, the event included a longest drive and closest to the pin competition. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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