Officials at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury made the sad announcement on Tuesday that one of their coaches had been killed over the weekend in a tragic car crash.

The entire Western Connecticut family has been devastated by the news that one of their football coaches, Sean Salisbury, who was the team's defensive backs coach, was killed in a single-car crash early Sunday morning on Mill Plain Road.

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Salisbury just joined the WestConn Football coaching staff in 2020 after coaching at a High School in Rhode Island, he also coached at Plymouth State University.

The 30 year old played his high school football in Connecticut at Simsbury High School, and played college football for Castleton University in Vermont.

According to 247 Sports, University President John Clark released an official statement on behalf of the University. "Losing a member of our university family is always difficult, Sean will be greatly missed but certainly remembered for his outstanding work with our student athletes.”

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Joe Loth, WestConn's head football coach also released a statement about Salisbury's tragic passing saying that "the coach was loved by his players, and had a tremendous impact on not only his players, but the other coaches as well."

Players that Salisbury had been coaching also commented about his passing saying that "he was one of the hardest working coaches, and had a tremendous passion for his work and for his players. His impact on the team will be left with the players and coaches for years to come."

Services for Salisbury will be held this Friday from 4 to 8 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church in Tariffville. His funeral will be held at the church Saturday at 11 AM.

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