Coach Tom Flatley has died, according to a statement posted online on May. 27, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Earlier today, I received an email from my former teacher, Ms. Gioia telling me of the passing of Tom Flatley. It was my privilege to work with Coach Flatley for the twelve years I was at Garden City High School. In my estimation, Coach Flatley was one of the best high school football coaches that I had the privilege of seeing during my career as an educator. He was very thorough in his planning and preparation for every game. He always had a large number of players on his team and found ways to involve them all.
One of my fondest memories of Coach Flatley concerned an unusual game. During one season, Mepham’s football team was suspended for the year because of an incident that took place at summer camp. Schools scheduled to play them began to scramble for a replacement team. We finally found one – the Harlem Hell Fighters. They were a new team with little experience.
Coach Flatley decided to start his second string against them and as the game progressed played all his players. The game wasn’t close but the greatest play of the game took place when the Hell Fighters scored a touchdown. It was the first touchdown for their team and the only one they scored all year. Both teams GC and the Hell Fighters jumped up and down in joy – Tom smiled. After the game, The GC Men’s Assoication provided food for both teams. It was a great event – I believe it was even our Homecoming – and Tom handled it like the gentleman that he always was. Rest in Peace Coach Tom Flatley!
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.