In June, the world lost a stellar man. Ed Thomas.

You might be wondering why I’m talking about this on my blog. For those of you who don’t know, my sweet hubby, Charlie, is from Iowa.

Yep. So when he heard of this tragedy, it was like a kick to the gut.

Sure, Charlie didn’t know the guy personally. But through friends of friends of friends…he knows people who knew this legendary coach.

Ed Thomas was a stand up guy. He cared about the players and how they interacted with the community. After a tornado ripped through a nearby town, he and his athletes got involved and helped rebuild.

He coached several players who went on to the NFL, including Jacksonville Jaguars center Brad Meester, Detroit Lions defensive end Jared DeVries and Denver Broncos center Casey Wiegmann.

Such a great loss to the community and to athletics in general.  Our prayers go out to his family and friends.


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