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Spokane Com Coll XC coach killed in freak bowling accident


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  • Spokane Com Coll XC coach killed in freak bowling accident

    The person who died Thursday morning has been identified as Erik Anderson, a 13-year coach for the Community Colleges of Spokane system and a member of the faculty for the Physical Education and Health Department at Spokane Community College. Anderson is the Head Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach.

    A Linfield College graduate and Desert Storm veteran, Anderson received numerous awards as an athlete including two NAIA All-American awards in track and cross country. As a coach, Anderson has helped lead local track teams to multiple Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges titles

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    Killed? Freak accident?
    Article just says he died.


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      The death of a heralded running coach and Spokane Community College instructor in a bizarre bowling alley accident left the school and Northwest track community devastated Thursday.

      Erik Anderson, 38, died instantly when a pin machine broke his neck, police said. He was in the pit behind the bowling lane, trying to dislodge a pin.

      He had been teaching a bowling class in the basement alley of SCC’s student activities center when the accident occurred about 11:30 a.m.