GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – The Greensburg Central Catholic football team will line up for their playoff game Friday night, but they’ll be doing so without two of their assistant coaches who died just days apart.
The recent deaths of assistant coaches Joe Oslosky and William “BJ” Farrell have rocked the school’s football program.READ MORE: Uncertainty Surrounds New Omicron Variant: 'We Don't Have Answers Yet'
Farrell died Sunday from an undisclosed cause. According to many, the defensive line coach was selfless. He was 41 years old and leaves behind a wife and two children.
Oslosky was the offensive line coach for the squad. He died Thursday afternoon after the car he was in collided with a dump truck only hours after Farrell’s funeral.READ MORE: Shortage Of Home Health Aides Leaves Pennsylvania Families Desperate For Care
Described as a man dedicated to his family and his players, he was 44 years old and also leaves behind two children
Bishop Larry Kulick of the Diocese of Greensburg released the following statement on the loss of the two men saying, quote:
“The Greensburg Central Catholic Football Team and the entire school community have experienced great loss in the last week. To the families, friends, and players who are reeling from the news, my prayers are with you. May your faith in God comfort you during this difficult time. These men will forever be remembered as dedicated coaches. May their souls rest in peace.”MORE NEWS: State Police Selling Yard Signs To Help Fund Shop With A Cop Event In Westmoreland County
The diocese says it will hold a mass on Monday dedicated to the memories of both men.