October 16, 2009 in Idaho

Youth sports coach dies of flulike symptoms

Associated Press

Police say the autopsy of a 39-year-old youth sports coach who died suddenly this week showed that the Post Falls man had flulike symptoms.

Kerrie Scott, called Coach Spud by his junior tackle players and others in Post Falls youth sports, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning after collapsing at a friend’s home, the Coeur d’Alene Press reported. Panhandle District Health spokeswoman Cynthia Taggart says officials expect the results of tests to determine whether Scott had H1N1, the swine flu virus, to arrive in about a week.

Roy McKenzie, Scott’s brother-in-law who coached with him on the eighth-grade Broncos junior tackle team, said Scott missed two days of practice last week with a temperature of more than 100 degrees, but began to feel better over the weekend before he started feeling ill again on Monday.

Scott coached youth football, baseball, softball and basketball.

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