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Packers coach Mike McCarthy appreciative, humbled by street renaming


ASHWAUBENON, WI (WTAQ) - Just a day after the village of Ashwaubenon approved naming a street after Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, local officials unveiled one of the new street signs bearing the name "Mike McCarthy Way."

Among the dignitaries speaking during the ceremony outside of Green Bay Distillery were Village President Mike Aubinger, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt and Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy.

McCarthy was emotional as he spoke in front of friends, family, media and members of the Green Bay Packers organization.

"I actually ride down Potts Avenue on a daily basis, so to pull up to this stadium and have the opportunity to coach here and now to be recognized...it's unique and it's uncomfortable," says McCarthy. "I'm gonna get razzed a lot about it, and I just have to roll with it. But for me personally it's something that'll be unique for my family and my kids."

The board unanimously approved renaming the section of Potts Avenue between Oneida Street and Ashland Avenue.

The Packers have agreed to negotiate covering some of the costs business will take on relabeling business cards and signs for the new street.

Aubinger says the cost to taxpayers will be about $1,000 to change the street signs. He says the new signs will go up when the phase-in period is finished in a few months.