Community, loved ones remember Concord middle school coach killed in crash

A vigil was held Friday night at Concord Middle School for Kendall Bost, a Concord teacher and coach, who was killed Jan. 20 in a crash.

Concord middle school teacher, coach dies in weekend crash

Bost was well-known in the Concord community.

Not only was he a teacher and football coach, but he also played football and graduated from Concord High School.

That’s why people who knew Bost say his loss is prominent.

Concord police say Bost died after he crashed a car into a tree on Harris Street.

The Concord Middle School’s gym is plastered in black and yellow.

On Friday night, it turned into a sea of red and black, which were Bost’s favorite colors.

“He liked the shoes Air Jordans, and they were always red,” said Demetrey Benton, a friend. “It really showed tonight how many people came out to support Kendall and the family.”

Benton was one of more than 200 people at the vigil.

A vigil was held Friday night at Concord Middle School for Kendall Bost, a Concord teacher and coach, who was killed Jan. 20 in a crash.
A vigil was held Friday night at Concord Middle School for Kendall Bost, a Concord teacher and coach, who was killed Jan. 20 in a crash.

Last weekend’s news was devasting for many in the gym.

“As soon as I heard that Mr. Bost died, my heart felt heavy,” said Maddison McDaniels, a student. “I didn’t want to believe it.”

His students, relatives, friends, and colleagues shared their favorite memories of the social studies teacher and football coach.

“He was a big guy,” Benton said. “He had a really genuine heart. He was caring. He was all around a great person.”

Loved ones said they plan to carry on his legacy by spreading kindness.

“I will spend every rest of my day missing Kendall, but I know Kendall will be with me, will walk alongside me, and will give me the strength when I don’t think that I have it because that’s who he was,” said Marissa White, a friend.

A vigil was held Friday night at Concord Middle School for Kendall Bost, a Concord teacher and coach, who was killed Jan. 20 in a crash.
A vigil was held Friday night at Concord Middle School for Kendall Bost, a Concord teacher and coach, who was killed Jan. 20 in a crash.

There will be a private memorial on Sunday in Kannapolis.

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