Anton mourning loss of football coach Matthew Hoover

Published: Nov. 12, 2022 at 5:41 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 13, 2022 at 2:33 PM CST
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ANTON, Texas (KCBD) - Anton is mourning the loss of football coach Matthew Hoover, found dead at his home on Saturday.

Anton ISD Superintendent John York issued this statement:

“It is with great sadness that I share with you that earlier today, Saturday November 12, Coach Matthew Hoover was found unresponsive at his home here in Anton. We will all feel the impact of his passing. Coach Hoover was a valued member of Anton ISD and of the Anton community and will be truly missed. We will have a Crisis Counseling team on campus Monday morning to help support our students and staff.”

A GoFundMe has been set up for the Hoover family in light of this sudden loss. The page states Hoover passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, leaving behind his wife and four daughters. Hoover was passionate about sports, including 6-man football, and was a friend to many.

“Any help is appreciated, whether it be financially or spiritually,” the page states. “Thank you for loving the Hoovers.”