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Robert Smalls athletic complex dedicated to former teacher

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BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -

Student athletes, teachers and some members of the community gathered Thursday afternoon at Robert Smalls Middle School for a dedication ceremony.

The school dedicated its athletics complex to former athletic director and teacher Rocco Cavalluzzi, who unexpectedly died back in February.

Cavalluzzi spent nearly a decade with the school, working with students and molding them into championship athletes and scholars.

Cavalluzzi was also a veteran. His wife, Angela, said he was a man who loved this country and the people who lived here.

Angela said she was amazed by the dedication and shocked by the number of people who attended.

"This was really a touching ceremony," she said. "It's really amazing to know that he will always be remembered."

She said she knows Rocco appreciates the honor. 

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