A gunman walked into Iowa high school football coach Ed Thomas’ weightroom today and killed him.
Thomas’ name may ring a bell. He was the subject of several nationwide news stories — including this one on ESPN — about how football helped rebuild Parkersburg, Iowa after it was devastated by a tornado.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was VP of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Co. He was an editor at the RKO Radio Network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He is the founder of the MPR News’ website. He is a private pilot and flies an airplane he built.