PRINCETON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – For the second time in two days, Princeton ISD announced the loss of a beloved educator.
On Friday, the school district said, “It is with deep regret that we inform you about a loss to our school community. Beloved long-time construction trades teacher Charlie Long passed away Thursday.”READ MORE: New Push In North Texas For Pregnant Women To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine
Mr. Long left his CATE position with Princeton ISD recently to take over the Collin College construction trades to build their program.
Services for Mr. Long are pending.READ MORE: Frisco ISD First In North Texas To Offer Online Learning In Wake Of Rise In COVID-19 Cases
On Thursday, long-time teacher and football coach John Blake passed away as well.
The district said he had been with the school since 2012.MORE NEWS: Fans Flock To Dallas' Fair Park For 'Wicked,' First Broadway Tour Since Pandemic Began
Blake served multiple roles during his coaching career. He was a defensive line coach for the Dallas Cowboys from 1993 to 1995 and then became head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners. He led OU from 1996 to 1998.