Waynesburg community mourns death of football coach Chad Coss
Monday, December 21, 2020 | 6:23 PM
Devastating is the word West Greene athletic director Bill Simms used to describe the sudden death of Waynesburg football coach and close friend Chad Coss on Monday.
A cause of death was not immediately known. Coss, 45, had been Waynesburg’s coach for the past three seasons.
“It’s a shocker,” Simms said, “especially because it happened and the time of the season.”
Waynesburg athletic director Justin Stephenson confirmed the unexpected death but did not want to issue a statement about his close friend because he didn’t know all the details.
“Chad and I coached softball ‘Dirt Dawgs’ in the summer,” Simms said. “Our daughters were on the team. I’m not sure of all the facts. It’s not a good day.”
Coss, a 1993 Waynesburg grad, took over the program in 2018.
He was also as assistant coach at Mapletown, West Greene and Waynesburg.
Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Paul by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .
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