Coach when Kansas football player died fired in Missouri

December 04, 2020 - 4:11 pm

Missouri Southern State has dismissed football coach Jeff Sims. He was the coach at Garden City Community College in Kansas when a player died of heat stroke in 2018. 

Missouri Southern athletic director Jared Bruggeman did not provide a reason for Sims being fired. He was in his second season at the school, which did not play this fall because of the pandemic. 

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Two years ago, Braeden Bradforth of Neptune, New Jersey, died of exertional heatstroke after a football workout at Garden City. 

An investigation blamed Bradford's death on a lack of of leadership by college officials, including Sims.

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