Steve King, the varsity assistant head football coach at ETHS, and the sports and family manager at the McGaw YMCA, died Friday evening while working out at the YMCA, according to an email from the organization.
YMCA staff, EMTs and hospital staff delivered emergency aid, but were unable to revive him, the email to the "McGaw YMCA family" from CEO Bill Geiger says. More details will be released when the family is ready.
“Steve had a tremendous impact on your youth and families with whom he worked in the Sebring-Lewis Center and all who knew him at the McGaw YMCA. In addition, Steve was a beloved football coach at ETHS. Our hearts and support goes out to his wife Philina, daughter Payton, and his family as well as McGaw staff and all those influenced by Steve throughout our community,” the email says.
King joined the ETHS football program in 2005. He was both the varsity assistant head coach and defensive coordinator, as well as the varsity outside-linebackers coach, according to the school’s website.
He was a two-year starter at the University of Michigan, where he got his bachelor’s degree. He has a master’s degree from Wayne State University , the website says.
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