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Beloved Beech Grove coach, AD Matt English dies

Posted at 7:14 AM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-10 14:22:31-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Matt English, the Beech Grove athletic director and boy's basketball head coach, died Monday.

English had been the with Beech Grove schools for 10 years.

"Matt’s “We Before Me” mantra resonated in everything he did – as a coach, teacher, mentor, husband, father, son, colleague, and friend," Beech Grove City Schools posted on Facebook. "He bravely stood tall throughout his illness and showed up for his “boys” and other Beech Grove High School students and staff by always offering kind and encouraging words. Matt’s life demonstrated his commitment, love, dedication, and strength to everyone in which he came in contact."

In September, Beech Grove High School renamed their court "Matt English Court" in honor of his legacy.

He had been battling brain cancer for more than seven years.

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Grief support and counseling will be available at the high school for students and staff.
Funeral arrangements for English are still pending.