Memorial held for Stony Point coach Sean Kelley

A suspect in the hit-and-run incident that killed a Round Rock ISD teacher and coach is behind bars. The arrest happened on the same day a memorial was held for Sean Kelley at Stony Point High School.

33-year-old Javier Morales-Ramirez has been charged with failing to stop and render aid for a crash. Kelley was struck and killed by a truck in downtown Round Rock on Friday night.

Those that gathered at the memorial said Coach Kelley touched the lives of everyone he met.

"He was the type of man who put others' happiness in front of his and for that, I am forever grateful," say students.

Kelley was loved by all and remembered by his Round Rock ISD family for seeing the potential in every student. He pushed them to be the best they could be.

"When I was bottom JV and struggling to finish the workout on long distance days, Coach Kelley would be right there with me on his bike. He was motivating me and making sure I wasn't alone," one student recalled.

The football field at Stony Point High School was filled with hundreds who celebrated his life and legacy.
It's a legacy that goes beyond school grounds.

"Coach Kelly was our soccer coach for three seasons, however, he wasn't just a coach to us, he was our mentor," says one former student.

"To this day, I'm constantly encouraged by the lessons that he has taught me," says another former student.

Kelley lived life to the fullest. The Iowan first came to Central Texas working as a chef for the cast of "Hope Floats". Then he decided to stay here. He worked for Round Round ISD for 15 years, nine of those years on the Stony Point campus. He coached just about every sport, taught special-education and social studies.

"To teach, is to touch a life forever. It's a true statement and I can see tonight that Sean touched each and everyone one of your lives," says Principal Anthony Watson, Stony Point High School.

From family, to friends, to co-workers, to students - they plan to carry out the goodness Coach Kelley saw in everything.

"It's a tragic reality. I think something that we should all try to do is help his legacy live on by emulating the kind of person he was," says a former student.
 

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