Chattanooga School for the Arts & Science gym floor dedicated to longtime coach Mark Dragoo

Coach Mark Dragoo watches Tuesday night as his Arts & Sciences Patriots take on Rockwood on newly dedicated Coach Mark Dragoo Court.

Mark Dragoo has been synonymous with the Arts & Sciences high school boys' basketball program.

Leading the Patriots since 1989, Dragoo has amassed 558 wins, 15 regular-season district championships, 10 district-tournament championships, two region championships, 10 sectional appearances and four state-tournament appearances.

The CSAS gymnasium is filled with character and has been a gathering place for many in the community throughout the years. Dragoo's legacy was cemented Tuesday night as the school dedicated the gym floor in his honor just before a home-opening 60-31 win over Rockwood in which Jerome Foster hit six 3-pointers and freshman Louis Bell blocked half a dozen shots.

"This was a night to honor every player who has played here for me," said Dragoo, who shared the special event with his 86-year-old dad and seven grandchildren. "It's a very humbling honor.