The Iraan Braves community has suffered another loss with the Thursday night death of junior high football coach Fred Rodgers in Eden.
Margaret G. Holmes, Iraan-Sheffield Independent School District board president confirmed to CBS7.com that Rodgers died in Eden celebrating the holidays with his family. Rodgers is listed as both a coach and special education teacher on the district’s website.
Rodgers recently had a shoulder replacement surgery and was recovering from the procedure. He was with the varsity football team when they traveled to Dallas for the Division 2A State Championship Game.