Coach fired after player's death defends his credentials

AP News
Posted: Aug 16, 2017 6:46 PM

KENT, Ohio (AP) — A strength and conditioning coach fired after a Kent State University football player died following a summer workout says he was upfront with the university about his credentials.

The Ohio university says it fired Ross Bowsher because he gave false information about his certification.

Bowsher says in a statement released Wednesday he was working toward certification and had been transparent with university officials about his credentials.

Kent State has said a review found the trainers and coaches at the workout were following the right procedures.

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Freshman offensive lineman Tyler Heintz died following a morning workout on June 13. A final autopsy report on his death is expected within the next few months.