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2 Greensburg Central Catholic Football Assistant Coaches Die Days Apart

GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) - The Greensburg Central Catholic football team will line up for their playoff game Friday night, but they'll be doing so without two of their assistant coaches who died just days apart.

The recent deaths of assistant coaches Joe Oslosky and William "BJ" Farrell have rocked the school's football program.

Farrell died Sunday from an undisclosed cause. According to many, the defensive line coach was selfless. He was 41 years old and leaves behind a wife and two children.

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Oslosky was the offensive line coach for the squad. He died Thursday afternoon after the car he was in collided with a dump truck only hours after Farrell's funeral.

Described as a man dedicated to his family and his players, he was 44 years old and also leaves behind two children

Bishop Larry Kulick of the Diocese of Greensburg released the following statement on the loss of the two men saying, quote:

"The Greensburg Central Catholic Football Team and the entire school community have experienced great loss in the last week. To the families, friends, and players who are reeling from the news, my prayers are with you. May your faith in God comfort you during this difficult time. These men will forever be remembered as dedicated coaches. May their souls rest in peace."

The diocese says it will hold a mass on Monday dedicated to the memories of both men.

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