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Arizona indoor football coach dies after heart attack before game

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ (AZFamily) — The football community mourns the loss of an indoor soccer coach.

Northern Arizona Wranglers defensive coordinator David Moran died Monday, two days after suffering a heart attack, the team said in a statement.

“Coach Moran's impact on our lives cannot be overstated. His passion for the game and unwavering belief in his players' abilities pushed them to be better both on and off the field. He taught all the values ​​of teamwork, resilience and never giving up,” NAZ Wranglers president and owner Fred DePalma said in the statement.

On June 29, Moran collapsed in the hallway of the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley.

A concession employee saw what had happened and called for help.

A retired firefighter and a member of the NAZ Wranglers medical staff performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until paramedics arrived.

Moran underwent surgery on Sunday morning, but died on Monday evening surrounded by his family, close friends and several team staff members, the team said.

“While we mourn the loss of Coach Moran, we also celebrate the incredible legacy he leaves behind. His spirit will forever be a part of our team and we will honor him by continuing to play the game he loved with the same passion and dedication he instilled in us,” DePalma said.

He added that the community was thinking of Moran's family and praying for them.

Details of the services and agreements were not disclosed.

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