The Carroll ISD board of trustees voted to rename two facilities at the Jan. 23 meeting.

The football field at Dragon Stadium will now be called the Bob Ledbetter Field, while the Carroll ISD Aquatic Center is renamed the Elise Cerami Aquatic Center.

The football field is named after the hall-of-fame football coach who saw 208 wins, 39 losses and one tie game from 1979-1996. Ledbetter stepped down to focus on his athletic director duties. He retired in 2022, and his legacy also included starting the volleyball, girls softball and swimming programs at Carroll Senior High School.

Cerami was slated to join the varsity high school swim team before dying in an accidental drowning in June 2016 at the pool that will bear her name.

The school’s policy to rename facilities is to honor someone’s life that had a meaningful contribution and legacy, as stated during the board meeting.

The Cerami family started the Swim4Elise Foundation to increase awareness of water safety, according to the foundation website.

Ledbetter guided the Dragons to the state football championships in 1988, 1992 and 1993, and a then-state record 72-game regular-season win streak—which was a national record at the time.

He is in the North Texas Football Coaches Association Hall of Honor, Texas High School Coaches Association’s Hall of Honor and the inaugural Carroll ISD Hall of Honor.

“I can’t think of a person more deserving to name our football field than after him,” Trustee Eric Lannen said.