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Washington basketball coach dies

Kevin Brown, the boys basketball coach at Washington Community High School, has died.

The Superintendent of Washington CHSD #308, Kyle Freeman, says Brown passed away Tuesday night.

The longtime Panther had been battling cancer since last year and underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor last summer.

“Our hearts are very broken today because we have lost one of our own,” Supt. Kyle Freeman said in a statement, “Kevin’s 15-year career as an educator and coach at WCHS had a great impact on thousands of students, and he was also a dear friend and colleague.”

Brown took the Washington baseball team to state for a third place finish in 2007, and one year later took the basketball team to state as well, where they finished fourth.

Information on funeral arrangements has not yet been released.


Sheridan Swathwood

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