Coach Boone's Black History Month speech centered on dreams and overcoming adversity.
Boone's story came to life in the Disney film, "Remember the Titans."
Boone talked about the racial divisions his football team had to overcome to not only win on the football field, but win in life.
"It's okay to dream," Boone said at Monday's luncheon. "How many times have you ever dreamed something at night and woke up the next day, and it was gone? You gotta chase it down and grab it. Hold onto it and say, 'you're mine.' That's what I want children to do."
Boone also had a direct message for the young people who were on hand for his speech.
"This is what I mean, when dreams have no expiration date, but you can't put it on the shelf," he said. "You gotta chase it, you gotta mug it, and you gotta hold it down."
Monroe mayor Jamie Mayo also pinned Coach Boone, making him honorary mayor for the day.