Basketball Coach Jack Phelan Death – Dead : Jack Phelan Obituary : Cause of Death Unknown
Farmington high school coach, Jack Phelan has died, according to a statement posted online on Jul. 20, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Rest In Peace Jack Phelan
it is the worst news to be informed, that probably one of the nicest staff members and coach at FHS has passed away. Coach Phelan was probably one of the nicest coaches I ever met. I always enjoyed seeing him at all of the big time sports, events and games, and in school. I was wishing to had seen him by when we returned back to school. Knowing I won’t be able to see him anymore saddens me. He will be missed by all.
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Margaret Heath-Ringrose wrote
Sad, sad news. He was a gentleman who did so much for students behind the scenes.
James Burke wrote
Margaret Heath-Ringrose he was probably one of the nicest guys I ever met
Wendy Gray Wilson wrote
So very sad to hear this news. You will be greatly missed. We were blessed to have you at FHS. RIP.
Susan Riley Chudwick wrote
Very nice of you to post. A deep loss for our town and all current students. Hopefully his legacy of great sportsmanship will live on to honor him.
Dan Nadel wrote
Jack Phelan, the Athletic Director at Farmington High School for the last 20ish years, has passed away. He not only did wonders for the FHS athletics department as an organization, but also had a massively positive influence on the lives of so many student athletes (myself especially). R.I.P. Mr. Phelan.
Steve Cox wrote
He oversaw the Univ. of Hartford’s transition from a DII to a DI basketball program during his coaching tenure there. RIP, Jack. Gone too soon.
Dennis Haviland wrote
Steve Cox – I remember that, too. Under Phelan, it looked like UH planned to play big-time D1 hoops -even well before the arrival of Vin Baker. Phelan always had some prominent teams -Georgetown, etc- on his schedule. I don’t remember why, but they qui… See More
Steve Cox wrote
Pretty much, Dennis. I can’t recall why they scrapped the plans, either.
Steve Waters wrote
Jack and I spent close to 20 years across from each both agreeing and debating the needs and wants of student /athletes and sports/life . He wanted what was “Best for the Kids”!
Best to his Family .
He was proud of them!…