KENT, OH (WOIO) - Kent State's athletic department said Monday that its trainers and coaches followed the right procedures during an offseason workout in June after which a freshman football player died.
The school then announced it had fired a football strength and conditioning coach who was at the workout because it found he had given false information about his certification.
On Wednesday, Ross Bowsher -- the coach in question -- offered the following statement in response to the University's remarks on the matter:
Freshman offensive lineman Tyler Heintz died following a morning workout on June 13. The preliminary cause of death was ruled hyperthermia, which occurs when the body fails to adequately cool itself
A final autopsy report on his death is expected within the next few months.