He was the lacrosse coach everyone knew in Harford County. Scoop Kelly was one of the best.
Those who knew him said Scoop was an amazing teacher, a motivator, and a devoted father. There's been an outpouring of support online and at a visitation Tuesday night at Schimunek Funeral Home.
"It's amazing to read those comments and see he meant so much to so many people, impacted and influenced their lives,” Kernan Kelly, Scoop’s brother, said.
Kernan said his brother's death was so sudden. The Bel Air Bobcats lacrosse coach was involved in a car crash earlier this month in Baltimore County. He went home from the hospital, and died a week later.
It’s unconfirmed if his death was connected to the crash.
While his family searches for answers, they were surrounded by support Tuesday night. Coach Kelly's players and other students set up a Facebook page, In Memory of Mr. Kelly.
"As a brother, I don't need Facebook for those memories, but it's a great place. It's probably therapeutic for people to share those memories, and to get it off their chest," Kernan said.
To those who knew him well, Scoop Kelly was more than a coach. Former Bobcat Assistant Coach David Eddinger asid, "he would go to the end of the world to help his players, not just to get in college but with everyday stuff, issues in class, issues in life."