UPDATED: Iraan football coach passes away

IRAAN -- Iraan Braves junior high football coach Fred Rodgers passed away Thursday night.

Photo courtesy of Coach Fred Rodger's grandson.

According to Margaret G. Holmes, the school board president Iraan-Sheffield ISD Coach Rodgers died in Eden while he was celebrating the holidays with his family.

Coach Rodgers had recently had a shoulder replacement surgery and was recovering from the procedure.

He was also with the Iraan Braves varsity football team when they traveled to Dallas for the Division 2A State Championship Game.

"Fred was the glue that held the family together," said Holmes, "He and Renae showed hospitality to everyone."