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Former Texas High School Football Coach Dies In Hurricane Harvey

A former high school coach passed away.

Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Houston area this weekend causing catastrophic flooding across East Texas.

As a result of the hurricane, nearly 20 people have been confirmed dead. Among them was former high school football coach Ruben Jordan.

The Jordan family released the following statement:

With heavy hearts, we would like to announce to all of our FB friends and family that the passing of Ruben C. Jordan

( Coach Jordan ) has been confirmed by the Friendswood Police Department. Our family would like to extend our

sincere appreciation and thanks for the effort, support and prayers we received while trying to locate him. At this time

we ask for your continued support, prayers and respect as we grieve and work towards making arrangements to lay him

to rest. Words can’t begin to explain how grateful we are to be a part of such a strong, supportive and loving network of

friends and family. We’ll be sure to keep everyone informed once arrangements have been made and finalize.

The Jordan Family

Jordan spent 34 years as a coach at Clear Creek High School including 18 seasons as the school's track coach. He also served as an assistant coach with the football team during his tenure at the school.

Our thoughts are with the Jordan family, and all those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

[The Hilife]