An assistant coach for the Mesa Community College football program has passed away.
According to reports, Benjamin McIvor, the defensive line coach and special teams coordinator at MCC, died over the weekend because of injuries that stemmed from a fight outside of a bar.
AZCentral.com had the report.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Coach McIvor. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this most difficult time.” said Matthew Hasson, district spokesman. “Coach McIvor was well-respected by his colleagues and our student athletes and will certainly be missed.”
Heartfelt condolences immediately made their way to the internet after the news surfaced.
Gonna miss you Coach Mac. You were a great coach and mentor to work with, and an even better person. Coach and play for men like Ben McIvor! pic.twitter.com/d2yua00WgC
— Coach Robert Ortiz (@FBCoachOrtiz) July 31, 2017
McIvor reportedly fell and hit his head during the altercation which resulted in the life-ending injuries.
As a veteran of the coaching scene, McIvor had spent two decades on the sidelines and three seasons with Mesa Community College.
McIvor is survived by his wife and three children.
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