Students at a high school in California are mourning after news broke that a coach died in a freak accident. Marion Adams was heading home from school when he turned to say goodbye to a student and hit a metal gate. The Sacramento Bee shared the sad details on March 6.
Coach Adams, 59, was the track and field coach and a multimedia teacher. He was leaving school and didn't see the metal swing gate that was partially opened. Adams looked over his shoulder to say goodbye to a student, and was impaled by the arm of the gate. Adams was rushed to the hospital and endured two surgeries in an effort to repair internal injuries, but sadly the coach died in the freak accident.
Marion Adams had attended Rio Linda High School during his youth, and went on to stay in the community. He coached Little League and youth football, and passed on more lucrative job opportunities in order to stay in the community he loved. He graduated from Rio Linda in 1972 and returned to teach there in 2004 after some years in the banking industry.
The community is said to be devastated by the loss, as Coach Adams was known for his love for the kids and passion for the community. Everybody is, of course, still in shock over the news the coach died in the freak accident, and the school has grief counselors in place to help the students. Coach Marion Adams is survived by his wife Kathy, son Joe, daughter Sarah along with his mother, seven siblings and two grandchildren.