Friday, June 25, 2010

Booker T Washington Coach mourns shooting death of player, Adrianne Cobb

image and article from Commercial Appeal

Just last week, Washington girls basketball coach Derek Hunter was celebrating his team's completion of an 11th year in the Educational/Cultural Experience, a program sponsored by the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis.

Hunter's joy, however, was turned to sorrow this week by the untimely death of recently graduated Washington girls basketball player Adrianne Cobb, 18, who was shot and killed outside a Downtown nightclub late Saturday.

Police said Cobb, a standout student headed to Tennessee State, was an innocent bystander in the incident, which began when a fight inside the club spilled out onto the street.

Police found Cobb face down in the middle of Monroe. She was taken to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, where she was later pronounced dead.

"She was always trying to do something for somebody else. She kept everybody laughing ... and was smiling all the time," Hunter said.

"The nurse told me that (Cobb) was going to be a blessing to some other folks because she was an organ donor. Somebody else may be able to survive because of her."

Services for Cobb will be Saturday morning at 9 at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Midtown.

Link to Obituary

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