WOODBRIDGE, Va. - A Woodbridge High School varsity football coach has died after collapsing on the field during a game against Massoponax High School Friday night.
According to InsideNova, coach Fred Moore – who also teaches math in the school district – was taken to Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center after collapsing.
He passed away after he’d been transported from the field.
In a letter to the school community, Principal Heather Abney said:
I am saddened to share the news that Coach Fred Moore, a beloved math teacher and varsity football coach, passed away tonight after collapsing on the football field.
Words cannot express the grief the Woodbridge community will feel from this loss. I am in contact with his family to provide support. His wife would like everyone to know that Coach Moore passed away doing what he loves.
According to Abney, counselors are available for students and staff this week.
"This is a difficult time for our school community, but Woodbridge students and staff will support each other as we deal with this loss. Thank you for your continued support and understanding," she added in her letter.