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Iowa High School Coach Dies From Gunshot Wound

Iowa high school football coach Ed Thomas has died of the gunshot wound to the head that he suffered this morning, according to MSNBC.com and the Waterloo Courier. A former NFL High School Coach of the Year, Thomas coached Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Aaron Kampman, Denver Broncos center Casey Wiegmann, Jacksonville Jaguars center Brad Meester and Detroit Lions defensive lineman Jared DeVries. According to school officials and law enforcement authorities, Thomas was shot in the school’s weight room and was airlifted to a hospital in Waterloo where he died. No motive has been disclosed at this point about why a man described as a “young individual” shot Thomas, a high school football legend who won 292 career games in nearly three decades of coaching. The suspect is in custody, but his identity hasn’t been disclosed yet.