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Ed Thomas Remembered 5 Years Later
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - Tuesday marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic end of legendary high school football coach Ed Thomas' life.
Thomas was the head football coach at Aplington-Parkersburg in Parkersberg, Iowa for more than 35 years. In 2008, he helped the community after it was devastated by a powerful tornado.
One year later, Thomas was shot and killed by former student Mark Becker. Becker had a history of mental illness. He is now serving a life sentence for killing the beloved coach.
Thomas' family now leads a foundation in his name to promote the three things he loved -- faith, family and football.