Bartlett recognizes anniversary of Hunt's death with balloon launch
Many of Brad Hunt's former players, colleagues and friends gathered at Bartlett High School on Thursday for a balloon launch in memory of Hunt, who passed away suddenly a year ago Thursday.
"It was a special event," Bartlett girls basketball coach Kristi Ragan said. "So proud of these girls for organizing, and I know Coach Hunt is proud of them too. He's made a huge impact on this community."
Hunt, just 43 when he died on June 4, 2019, was a physical education teacher, varsity girls basketball coach and assistant varsity softball coach at Bartlett. He is survived by his wife Emily and children Brady and Madison.
Raised in West Lafayette, Ind., and a Purdue graduate, Hunt spent 15 years at Bartlett and coached several sports in some capacity for all of those 15 years. That included 13 years as an assistant softball coach under Jim Wolfsmith, and the Bartlett community used that softball field Thursday to launch the balloons.