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Son of deceased coach visits GraettingerEstherville Daily NewsThat was the message of Aaron Thomas, son of Aplington-Parkersburg football coach Ed Thomas who was killed by a former player in 2009. ...
CC-E to celebrate homecoming next weekSpencer Daily ReporterThomas is the son of Ed Thomas, a longtime Aplington-Parkersburg School teacher and coach who was shot and killed on June 24, 2009. ...
Mental health topic of panel discussion set in ParkersburgWaterloo Cedar Falls CourierThe last year of her life played out on a national stage after her son, Mark, shot and killed Aplington-Parkersburg football coach Ed Thomas. ...
Sex-offenders, minors stripping, texting/driving.KTVOAlso discussed at the press conference was the “Ed Thomas law,” named after a former Aplington-Parkersburg coach/teacher who was shot to death by former ...
Prep football: Cubs seek elusive win No. 2The Ames TribuneHumboldt's loss to Aplington-Parkersburg was Thomas' first appearance against them since his brother, Ed, the Falcons' longtime coaching icon, ...
Aplington-Parkersburg Activities Director Aaron Thomas, the son of legendary football coach Ed Thomas, talks with Jesse Gavin of itsiowa.wordpress.com on a wide range of topics.
Area roundup: Union trips Decorah, 35-20Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierPARKERSBURG - Aplington-Parkersburg's win over Humboldt (0-1) not only was the first for new Falcon head coach Alex Pollock, but it was also the school's ...and more »
Worth NotingMason City Globe Gazette... Associated Press award for online coverage of the trial of Mark Becker, who was convicted of killing Aplington-Parkersburg coach Ed Thomas last year. ...
Courier wins national award for online coverage of Mark Becker trialWaterloo Cedar Falls CourierBecker, 24, was accused of killing popular coach and teacher Ed Thomas in the weight room of Aplington-Parkersburg High School on June 24, 2009. ...and more »
School's back in sessionDesMoinesRegister.comThomas and his father, Ed, a legendary high school football coach, saw Parkersburg torn apart by a tornado in 2008. A year later, Ed was murdered by one of ...
'Fair trial' concept tested in multimedia ageMason City Globe GazetteThe first-degree murder trial of Mark Becker was held in Butler County where the shooting death of Aplington-Parkersburg football coach Ed Thomas took place ...
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A short documentary for the 2010 ESPN Espy awards. This year the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage was presented to Ed Thomas and family of Parkersburg, Iowa. Filmed by celebrated cinematographer Scott Duncan.
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By Anelia K. Dimitrova. Brothers Aaron and Todd Thomas spoke on behalf of their family after the sentencing of Mark Becker. Becker's mother, Joan, also read a statement.
By Anelia K. Dimitrova. Judge Stephen Carroll sentenced Mark Becker to life in prison without parole on Wednesday, April 14, after brutally murdering Aplington-Parkersburg football coach Ed Thomas.
We are a freshman group from AP high school. This is our first prom in our BRAND NEW HIGH SCHOOL! Our High School was Destroyed by an EF5 tornado. We would like Boys Like Girls to come to our prom because, we have all been through a lot in the past 2 years. We want to make this the BEST prom for our juniors and seniors because they have taught us to stay strong and positive through the tough times. Most importantly they taught us that Two is ALWAYS Better than One when you are going through tragedies.
by Chelsie Luhring. No verdict has been reached yet in the State of Iowa v. Mark Becker trial, as the 12-member jury deliberated behind closed doors on Friday.
by Chelsie Luhring. Prosecuting attorney Scott Brown gave his closing remarks in the State of Iowa v. Mark Becker trial on Feb. 24.
By Chelsie Luhring. State prosecuting attorney Scott Brown delivers the closing arguments at the State of Iowa v. Mark Becker trial.
THE ED THOMAS STORY PART TWO
Aplington-Parkersburg Falcons Senior Homecoming Skit 2009-2010
Aplington-Parkersburg vs Dike-New Hartford football -post 2009
The first football game in Parkersburg since the fatal shooting of coach Ed Thomas brought a rush of excitement and emotions to the small Iowa town. Ed Thomas d Thomas July 17, 1950 June 24, 2009 was the high school football coach for Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, Iowa. On June 24, 2009, Thomas was shot allegedly by a former studen at the football team's weight room. Thomas was airlifted to a Waterloo, Iowa hospital where he was pronounced dead. Thomas had coached 37 years of Aplington-Parkersburg Falcon football and won two state titles and a total of 292 games. He is credited with having coached four current NFL players, which is the most per capita of any high school in the nation. In 2005, Thomas won the prestigious NFL High School Coach of the Year award. The night of his death, 2500 mourners gathered for a candle light vigil. He was featured on the July 6, 2009 cover of Sports Illustrated. On August 28, 2009 Iowa's Aplington-Parkersburg High played its first game since coach Ed Thomas' shooting death in June. The Falcons 22-0 at halftime. The Falcons beat Dike-New Hartford 30-14. ESPN televised the game. On Friday, a national television audience watched on ESPN as Thomas's team returned to the field that now bears his name. After nearly 10 months of trying to forgive him, Ed Thomas' sons finally addressed Mark Becker directly on Wednesday, asking him to take responsibility for gunning down their father, a renowned high school football coach ...
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Aplington-Parkersburg held their first football practice of the season on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, just over a month since their head coach, Ed Thomas was shot and killed, allegedly by a former student.
911 calls from the day Ed Thomas was shot at AP High School
Thousands of people gathered in Parkersburg, Iowa, for the funeral of Ed Thomas Monday, June 29, 2009. Thomas, the inspiring and well-known football coach, teacher, family man, and person of faith, was shot and killed by a 24-year-old former player on June 24. Four of Thomas' former high school players now play in the NFL.
The Des Moines Register followed the Aplington-Parkersburg High School football team as it prepared for the 2008 football season. (The high school was destroyed and much of the town of Parkersburg devastated by a tornado in May 2008.) This is some of the raw video footage the Register shot during football camp and practice in August 2008. Ed Thomas was gunned down in the high school weight room by a 24-year-old former player on June 24, 2009.
The Des Moines Register interviewed Aplington-Parkersburg High School football coach Ed Thomas several times after a tornado devastated Parkersburg in May 2008. Here's raw video of a couple of those interviews. Thomas was gunned down in the high school weight room by a 24-year-old former football player on June 24, 2009.
coach thomas is the coach of the parkersburg football team who was killed this week by ax player he coached.
Steve talks about the legacy of Ed Thomas, slain football coach of Applington-Parkersburg and the grace of the family.
This Scott Krippayne song is dedicated to all the people hurting because of the death of Ed Thomas, the Aplington-Parkersburg (Iowa) High School football coach.
On June 25, 2009, Rep. Braley gave a speech on the House Floor in memory of Aplington-Parkersburg Coach Ed Thomas
Ed Thomas on the importance of coaching more than just sports in an interview with Schulte & Swann.
Scott Unash from our sister station, 1600 ESPN spoke to us about the legacy Coach Ed Thomas will leave behind.
by ANELIA K. DIMITROVA He survived an EF-5 tornado, but legendary Aplington-Parkersburg Coach Ed Thomas could not dodge a killer's bullets.
An Iowa high school football coach is gunned down at school.
TCC News story about the the vigil for Iowa's Aplington Parkersburg Head Football Coach Ed Thomas after being shot and killed Wednesday morning by a former player. By Patrick Doty.
TCC News story about the tragic shooting of Head Football Coach Ed Thomas at Aplington Parkersburg High School in Iowa. Filmed and edited by Patrick Doty, written and voiced by Eric Mandel.
Aplington-Parkersburg schools superintendent Jon Thompson talks about legendary Iowa high school football coach Ed Thomas. Thomas was shot and killed in the weight room by a former player Wednesday, June 24, 2009.
Aaron Thomas talks about the character and legacy of his father, Ed Thomas. Ed Thomas, the legendary football coach at Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Iowa, was shot and killed Wednesday, June 24, 2009.
Ed Thomas IOWA COACH KILLED.
A 24-year-old former high school football player walked into the school's weight room Wednesday morning and fatally shot his former coach, before sheriff's deputies arrested him at a nearby home a short time later, authorities said.
A 24-year-old former high school football player walked into the school's weight room Wednesday morning and fatally shot his former coach, before sheriff's deputies arrested him at a nearby home a short time later, authorities said. (June 24)
tinyurl.com The Department of Criminal Investigation says the man who shot and killed Aplington-Parkersburg football coach Ed Thomas, was a former student and football player of Thomas'. Twenty-four-year-old Mark Becker has been charged with first degree murder in Thomas' death. Fifty-eight-year-old Thomas, and several student-athletes, was taking part in an early-morning weight lifting session at the school when Becker entered the facility around 7:45 am and shot Thomas several times with a handgun. Authorities say none of the students were threatened by Becker and he left the building. A 911 call was placed and when medical personal arrived they transferred Thomas to a Waterloo hospital. He died a short time later. Authorities say Mark Becker was taken into custody at a residence in rural Parkersburg shortly after the shooting. He was cooperative with authorities and is being held in the Butler County Jail. The Parkersburg Police Department, Butler County Sheriff's Office, the DCI and the Iowa State Patrol all responded to the shooting and are involved in the investigation. Kevin Wimker with the DCI refused to speculate on Becker's motive for the shooting. A news release from the Cedar Falls Police Department shows charges are pending against Mark Becker after a June 20th incident involving vandalism and a high speed chase. After Becker was taken into custody in that case, he was transferred to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Cedar Falls Police planned to ...
Ed Thomas, a one-time national high school football coach of the year killed