De Smet Jesuit football coach Jaz Granderson was shot and killed on Oct. 16 at about 1 a.m. in the city of St. Louis.
Grandson, who played high school football for Kirkwood High and college ball for Lindenwold University, was an assistant coach at De Smet Jesuit.
The school released the flooding statement as staff and students try to deal with the tragedy.
“The De Smet Jesuit community is mourning the loss of Jaz Granderson, an assistant varsity football coach, who passed away last night. Coach Granderson was a member of the De Smet Jesuit football staff for two seasons. He was the first assistant coach hired by Head Varsity Football Coach Rob Steeples in 2016.
Coach Steeples, his staff, De Smet Jesuit counselors and administrators are supporting students during this difficult time.”