BRISTOL, Va. -

A man very popular among John Battle High School students and the community lost his battle with cancer this past weekend.

Kevin Perrigan, affectionately called Coach P., died Sunday. He served as athletic director and a math teacher at John Battle High School.

He started teaching in 1998, not long after he graduated from King College in Bristol.

According to his Facebook page, Coach P. also roamed the halls of John Battle as a teenager.

Tonight on News 5 WCYB, we'll take a look back at just what kind of impact Coach P. left on the community.