Surrounded by past and current members and supporters of Southern Columbia Area's football program, Coach Jim Roth was honored in a surprise postgame ceremony during which the field at Tiger Stadium was officially dedicated the Jim Roth Field. 

Coach Roth has guided the Tigers to a record seven PIAA state championships. Now in his 33rd year as Southern Columbia Area's Head Football Coach (he was also an assistant for four years), his teams have appeared in the playoffs every year, have won 10 or more games in 29 of  the previous 32 seasons, and have never had a losing season. In 2009, Coach Roth became the youngest head coach in Pennsylvania to reach the career milestone of 300 wins. With Friday's victory over Lewisburg, he now has a 386-62-1 career record.

"Any time you are honored like this, it's obvious it's because of the efforts of a lot of people," stated Coach Roth.We've had tremendous support over the years from parents and other people, all our our coaches. There are a lot of people who are very dedicated to this program. We've had a lot of great players over the years and they all tell me they take pride in the fact that almost everywhere they go, people recognize the name of the school and what they've done."

Pictured is Coach Roth being presented the Jim Roth Field sign by players from the Tigers seven state championship football teams.  Making the presentation were Nate Roadarmel (1994), Matt Murdock (2002), Brandon Traugh (2003), Josh Fidler (2004), Eric Spotts (2005), Henry Hynoski (2006), and Nick Becker (2016). The photograph is courtesy of Bob Rush Photography.

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