Quincy High won the 2014 WIAA State Title. Head Coach Arturo Guerrero is second from the right, in a green shirt. (WIAA photo)
QUINCY, WA— There’s a solemn, overwhelming feeling of sadness this week in Quincy, where Quincy High School head soccer coach Arturo Guerrero has lost two sons in a horrific Monday morning traffic accident.
Killed in the crash were 14 year-old Alec Guerrero and his brother, 12 year-old Adam Guerrero. Both boys played soccer for Quincy United.
Wife and Mother Anne Guerrero, the driver of the van in the crash, remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Father of the boys, Arturo Guerrero, coached the Quincy JackRabbits to the 2014 WIAA State Championship. He was also voted WIAA Coach of the Year for 2A that season.
The news link to the Wenatchee World story on the tragedy has been viewed over 7,000 times on goalWA.net Facebook with scores of folks posting their condolences to the family.
Some have taken to Twitter to express unity for the family.
By all accounts Mr. Guerrero is doing important work at Quincy High School. Beyond soccer he is in charge of helping migrant students through the graduation process.
On Tuesday Quincy Junior High opened its doors to students who knew Alec and Adam and grief counselors were made available to anyone who wanted to talk.
It’s the second known recent tragedy for Quincy High School soccer. In January of 2015 teacher Tom Turner, who founded the boys soccer program at QHS back in 1998, passed away from brain cancer at the age of 59. Guerrero took over in 2013 as head coach as Turner’s health battles mounted. As mentioned earlier, Guerrero then led the JackRabbits to the 2014 WIAA state crown.
Details of memorial services for the Guerrero boys have not yet been announced.