Kansas coach who survived lung transplant dies of virus

By KNSS Radio

A Kansas football coach who survived and even resumed coaching following a double-lung transplant three years ago has died of COVID-19 complications. 

Aaron Flores, 50, of Coffeyville, died last week following a battle with the virus. Flores was the student affairs director at Coffeyville Community College. He had also been the head football coach of the school's Red Ravens football team until a progressive lung disease required him to undergo the lung transplant in 2018. 

He and three other members of his immediate family were diagnosed with the virus in mid-December, and Flores was flown to the Omaha, Nebraska, hospital where he had received the transplant to be treated. He died there Friday.