Beloved Arlington Sam Houston High School Soccer Coach Passes Away from COVID-19 Complications


Arlington, Texas - Joey Rodriguez, longtime beloved soccer coach at Sam Houston High School, passed away Sunday, October 17 due to COVID-related complications.


His wife, Lena Rodriguez, confirmed the news via social media around 7:30 PM in a heartfelt post.


Rodriguez had been battling COVID-19 for more than a month, beginning in September. He had been placed on a ventilator at Mansfield Methodist Medical Center and only his wife was allowed to visit him. As he continued to fight, his wife visited his soccer team who then sent a signed jersey to be hung in his hospital room.





“My love has entered eternity where he can now be the father to our three babies in heaven. At 5:45 pm tonight, the lord welcomed Joey to his eternal home. Thank you so much for your prayers and support.” - Lena Rodriguess

Prior to COVID, Rodriguez was diagnosed with Common Variable Immunodeficiency, an immune disorder that causes the body to stop making the anti-bodies needed to fight infections.


Funeral arrangements are currently underway. His family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help cover medical and funeral expenses.


Our deepest condolences go to Rodriguez family and all his loved ones. Coach Rodriguez changed a lot of kids lives while he was here. He will greatly missed 🙏🕊


DONATE: https://www.gofundme.com/f/joey-rodriguez-family-support-fund


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NBC-DFW: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/coronavirus/arlington-sam-houston-soccer-coach-dies-after-prolonged-fight-with-covid-19/2772410/

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