Coach Fired After Player’s Death Defends His Credentials

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KENT, Ohio (AP) – A strength and conditioning coach fired after a Kent State football player died following a summer workout says he was upfront with the university about his credentials.

The school in northeast Ohio said earlier this week that it fired Ross Bowsher because it said he had given false information about his certification.

Bowsher says in a statement released Wednesday that he was working toward certification and that he had been transparent with university officials about his credentials.

Kent State has said that a review found that the trainers and coaches at the workout were following the right procedures at the training session.

Freshman offensive lineman Tyler Heintz died following a morning workout on June 13. A final autopsy report on his death is expected within the next few months.