Pair of Tragic Deaths Hit Home Hard for Virginia HS Football Fans

Matthew Hatfield, Publisher
Virginia Preps

Fans of Virginia High School Football are mourning a pair of tragic deaths from the past weekend - one to a Head Coach and another to an ex-player that went on to play at the collegiate level.

On Friday night, former Landstown football player and 2011 Nansemond-Suffolk Academy graduate Domonique Lennon was shot and killed in the parking lot of Bahama Breeze in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Lennon went on to play College Football at East Carolina University. He was an integral player for the NSA Saints as a quarterback, defensive back and punter. Lennon was only 24 years old.

James Madison High School Head Football Coach Lenny Schultz was killed in a traffic accident near Springfield on Saturday afternoon. Schultz was 52 years old.

When Schultz took over the Warhawks in 2011, he inherited a team that finished 2-8 overall. They quickly turned around, going 7-4 in 2011 and followed that with an 8-3 mark in 2012.

In his six seasons as Head Coach, Madison went 41-25 overall with four playoff appearances. That included 11-2 overall this past year as Madison made it to the regional semifinals, where they were ousted by eventual 6A State Champ Westfield 31-13.

Read More on Lennon in the Suffolk News-Herald Here
Read More on Schultz in the Washington Post Here

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