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Waco ISD mourns passing of beloved coach

Coach Chapman celebrating Waco ISD has suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of beloved University High School Soccer Coach Mike Chapman. The entire district, University High School and the South Waco community are grieving the loss of a true gentleman who made such an impact as a coach, teacher and friend. 

Coach Chapman was a highly respected and much loved coach at University for 26 years with strong success as a teacher, mentor and friend. He was a positive role model and father figure to many. His generosity and kindness during the holiday season blessed many of our students through the Make-A-Wish-Come-True program. Many of his former students work at University, as well as across the Waco ISD, and are grieving this devastating loss.

The staff and district counselors have set up a safe space for grieving students and staff at University, and extra counselors will be available on campus as needed. Waco ISD is appreciative of ESC Region 12 for their support during this difficult time.

Shown: Coach Mike Chapman celebrates the UHS Soccer Team's State Championship win in 2013.