Grand Marshal Information

In honor of TCU’s 150th Anniversary, the 2023 Grand Marshal is Coach Sonny Dykes!


In honor of TCU’s Sesquicentennial, head football coach Sonny Dykes is serving as the 2023 Parade of Lights’ Grand Marshal. TCU’s 150th year has been devoted to celebrating the positive impact of Horned Frog alumni, students, faculty, staff, and other leaders in the Fort Worth community, across the country, and across the globe. Dykes, currently in his second year as head coach, led TCU to become the first school from the state of Texas to make the College Football Playoff and the first from the Big 12 Conference to reach the CFP National Championship.

“TCU is proud to sponsor the Grand Marshal float in recognition of the community and people that have supported TCU’s mission for 150 years,” TCU Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr., said. “Coach Dykes is a great representation of the Horned Frog spirit and we are proud he will lead the beloved Parade of Lights.”

Coach Dykes adds, “The Parade of Lights is such a great tradition and important part of Fort Worth. It is a true honor to be Grand Marshal and represent TCU. My family and I are most appreciative of this opportunity.”

Welcome TCU and Coach Dykes!