On the morning of Jan 6, it was announced that former East Meck football coach, Robert Forshee had passed.
He passed away peacefully at his house around 2 a.m. that morning. Forshee had been dealing with esophageal cancer for around a year and a half.
As Principal Rick Parker broke the news to students, he noted the impact Forshee had on the East community, and reflected on the wonderful person he was.
Forshee was a coach, teacher and mentor to many on campus during his three years at East. Junior wide receiver Parker Storey discussed the impact Forshee had on him.
“He was a really good guy,” Storey said. “He was for the people, for his players. He taught us all what a dawg mentality was. When he stepped into the locker room all the eyes turned to him. He had a really big impact on my life. He taught me what it meant to be a true leader on the field and off.”
There will be a celebration of life for Forshee on Jan. 15 at 2 pm at the East Meck football stadium. He is survived by his wife Carly and his two daughters.