The Miami Dolphins paid tribute to a Florida soccer coach who was killed in February while trying to protect the students during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.
During the third quarter of his season opener against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, the NFL team honored Aaron Feis as their 2018 Coach of the Year. Tom Dolfins, president and CEO of Miami Dolphins, presented the award to the widow of Feis, Melissa, and her daughter, Arielle.
Coach Aaron Feis lost his life protecting students during the shooting of Stoneman Douglas High School. Today, we honor his legacy by presenting his wife and daughter the George Smith High School Coach of the Year Award, "the Dolphins wrote on Twitter.
Tom Garfinkel, president and CEO of Miami Dolphins, introduced Aaron Feis' wife and daughter with a prize honoring the deceased coach
Melissa and Arielle received a standing ovation while receiving the award, reports the Sun Sentinel. The team went on to win the game on Sunday 27 to 20.
Willis May, Marjory Stoneman's coach, said it was an honor for the school that Feis was recognized as coach of the year.
"If you knew him, you would appreciate that he got that prize, because he really was a great man, mentor, friend and father, for him, getting the award was definitely an honor and deserved," he said.
Aaron Feis, 37, was killed in February to protect the students of gunman Nikolas Cruz during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman.
The high school soccer team players stayed on the sidelines during the game for the National Anthem
The Miami Dolphins presented Feis with the George Smith High Coach of the Year Award during their opening game of the season, which they won
& # 39; Someone who knew that coach Feis loved him. We miss him every day and we are very happy for him, his family and the entire MSD family. "
Feis was an offensive line coach and security guard at Parkland High School, Florida. T
He, 37, was hailed as a hero after he crashed into the building where the shooting was occurring and protected the students from gunman Nikolas Cruz.
He was one of the 17 killed during the February 14 attack. Another 17 were injured.