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Eastern Illinois Asst. Coach Jeff Hoover dead at 41

He had been the Panthers Offensive line coach for three years. RIP.

Note- Just a little under a month ago, Eastern Illinois Assistant Basketball Coach Jackie Moore, died from a heart attack.

A coroner says an assistant football coach for Eastern Illinois has died following a car crash that happened as he returned home from a game.

The team had a playoff game against Southern Illinois earlier Saturday. Effingham, Ill., county coroner Leigh Hammer confirmed early Sunday that offensive line coach Jeff Hoover was killed in the accident.

Athletics spokesman Rich Moser had said a coach, staff member and family had been traveling back home from the game when the car apparently swerved to avoid a deer.

Hoover was in his third season as Eastern Illinois’ offensive line coach. He had previously worked at Portland State University, Henderson State and UC Davis.


Eastern Illinois assistant basketball coach Jackie Moore dead at 28

Very sad and slightly reminiscent of Maggie Dixon who coached Army and died at the same age. RIP.

Jackie Moore, a 28-year-old assistant women’s basketball coach at Eastern Illinois, has died.Jackie Moore

The university says Moore died Wednesday night at a hospital after collapsing as she started a workout.

School spokesman Rich Moser says doctors said Moore’s heart “just stopped.” Moser says an autopsy is planned.

Moore was in her third season at the school. She graduated from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn., in 2005 and was from Windsor, Ontario.

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