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Football stunned by death of Coleraine's Wesley Gregg

By Graham Luney

Published 19/05/2015

Tributes: Wesley Gregg was a hugely respected coach
Tributes: Wesley Gregg was a hugely respected coach

Coleraine and the wider Irish League community are mourning the shock passing of widely respected coach Wesley Gregg.

Gregg, who passed away on Sunday evening, was part of Oran Kearney's backroom team since 2011 up until he stepped down from the post last week.

Kearney stated on Twitter: "Still struggling to come to terms with the passing of Wes. A great coach and more importantly person who has touched the lives of many #rip."

Bannsiders chairman Colin McKendry said: "It is with profound sadness and shock that the club has learned of the passing of Wes Gregg.

"Wes was much-respected both on and off the pitch and held in high esteem throughout the senior club and Academy ranks where he was still involved in a coaching capacity.

"A true Coleraine fan, his passing leaves the club, the community and the wider football family all the poorer.

"Wes loved being out on a football pitch, that was evident to everyone who had the pleasure to know him.

"More than that though Wes was a gentleman of the game and carried himself with the highest integrity. On behalf of the Club I would like to pass on our deepest and sincerest condolences to the Gregg family circle."

Wes worked as a Grassroots Development Officer for the Irish FA and previously coached at Ballymena United. The Sky Blues stated: "We are saddened to learn of the passing of former first team coach Wes Gregg. A true gent and friend of the club. Sympathies to his family."

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