Iraan jr high football coach dies in Eden

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 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.