News

Actions

Report: Kent State unable to provide certification for coach who ran drills during player's death

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-WEWS.png
Posted at 9:07 AM, Aug 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-09 09:07:23-04

Kent State seems to be unable to produce any official documents showing certification for the Kent State University football coach who oversaw conditioning drills the day a football player died earlier this summer, CBS Sports reports.

Tyler Heintz collapsed during practice on June 13. He was taken to University Hospitals Portage Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

CBS Sports reports that head coach Ross Bowsher appears to be the only staff member without a certification.

The NCAA has required certification for coaches since 2015. Two of the largest strength training organizations could not find certification for Bowsher, according to CBS Sports report.

The Portage County Coroner's Office said that preliminary findings show Kent State football player Tyler Heintz likely died as a result of hyperthermia, or a high body temperature.