Football coach among those dead in Florida school shooting

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Aaron Feis, an assistant football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was among the 17 killed in a mass shooting at the Parkland, Fla., school Wednesday, the program confirmed.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Feis was shot while protecting students.

Head football coach Willis May described Feis as a “big ol' teddy bear.”

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"Hardcore -- he coached hard,” May said. “Real good line. He did a great job with the [offensive] line. He took pride with working with those guys. Loyalty -- I trusted him. He had my back. He worked hard. Just a good man. Loved his family. Loved his brother. Just an excellent family man."

Feis played center at Douglas from 1995-98 and graduated from the school in 1999. He began coaching at his alma mater in 2002 and served as head coach for the JV team for eight seasons.