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Denton Braswell soccer coach dies; others honor him on social media and Go Fund Me

Jeff Miller, who coached the girls soccer team at Braswell for the past two seasons, died unexpectedly on Friday.

Miller also coached soccer at Crowley, Kaufman, North Forney and Mesquite Horn.

A Go Fund Me account was created and as of Tuesday morning, over $12,000 was raised. The goal was $10,000. Nearly 150 donations were made. CLICK HERE

According to the account, “I am setting up this fund to help pay for funeral/cremation expenses for Jeff Miller. Jeff was taken from us early this morning as he passed unexpectedly. Jeff was a kind and very genuine man that would do anything he could to help someone. He had a great sense of humor and was always quick witted. Jeff played soccer and baseball at UT-Permian Basin and upon graduating he became a science teacher and high school soccer coach. He impacted young people across the DFW area as he coached at Crowley, Kaufman, North Forney, Mesquite Horne, and Braswell HS. Jeff was a great family man and loved his wife and kids whole heartedly. His family could use our support in this difficult time, so I am asking that you donate what you can. Donations will go towards funeral/cremation expenses and other needs that the family may have in the coming weeks and months.”

There was also support across Twitter.

TASCO- “With a heavy heart, we are asking for your prayers & help in this time of need for the Miller Family. Jeff Miller sadly passed away Friday night. He was the Head Girls Coach at Denton Braswell. Please consider helping his family in their time of need.”

As of Tuesday morning, the tweet had 50 retweets and 101 likes.

Carrollton Ranchview, Mansfield Summit, Sulphur Springs, Midlothian Heritage and more soccer accounts paid their respects on Twitter.

Denton girls soccer- “Extremely sad news as a fellow member of the Denton ISD Sports community passed away recently. In our few interactions, Coach Miller was always kind. Consider helping his family during this time. Please keep this family in your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.”

Guyer boys soccer- “Our deepest condolences to the Miller Family, Braswell soccer and all those who knew Coach Miller. Praying you will experience God’s peace that surpasses all understanding in this time of bereavement. Please consider helping his family in their time of need.”

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