UPDATE: Funeral arrangements announced for East Jessamine coach who died from COVID-19

Erinn Thompson was in hospital with COVID-related pneumonia

UPDATE (1/3/22) – Funeral arrangements have been announced for Jessamine County High School baseball coach Erinn Thompson. Thompson lost his battle to COVID-19 on Dec. 30.

According to Hager and Cundiff Funeral Home, visitation will take place Tuesday, Jan. 4 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Southland Christian Church on Harrodsburg Road. The service will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, the funeral home asks people to consider donating to a gofundme to help the family. You can find more information HERE.

UPDATE POSTED 10 A.M. DEC. 31, 2021

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – East Jessamine High baseball coach Erinn Thompson has lost his battle with COVID.

Thompson died Thursday night, according to the school. He leaves behind his wife Kristy and four children, Andrew, Ben, Cam and Niko.

“Our hearts are broken as we share the news that we have lost our beloved Coach Erinn Thompson. He fought every inning but lost the battle. We are deeply saddened by this loss and are keeping Kristy, Andrew, Ben, Cam and Niko close in our thoughts and prayers,” the school said in a statement. “His impact extends far beyond the baseball fields or golf course. The lives he touched are forever changed because of the perseverance and determination he instilled among our students and community. Please take a moment to honor Erinn and share any thoughts of reflection in the comments below for the Thompson family. You fought the good fight, Coach. We love you and will forever miss you.”

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 9 P.M. DEC. 23, 2021

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Dozens of students, faculty and parents in Jessamine County gathered on Thursday evening in prayer for one of their own. East Jessamine High School Head Baseball Coach Erinn Thompson is in the hospital battling COVID-related pneumonia.

According to school leaders, Thompson is in an “urgent” state.

The gathering at the school field included prayers, walking the bases and some speaking about the impact he’s made.

“He’s helped me through mental blocks and mental issues and things like that,” said Drew Farmer, a senior at East Jessamine. “Just everything with my swing. He’s just a great guy to be around.”

Even rival team West Jessamine High School attended the vigil.

Parents at the gathering said Thompson would have been getting ready for the upcoming baseball season right now with conditioning and practicing.

“Baseball aside, he’s a husband, he’s a father, he’s an uncle, that’s what’s most important is that he’s got a family that’s grieving right now and worried about the future,” said Fred Burczyk, a parent of a senior baseball player. “We as a baseball family are just as concerned and that’s why we’re here tonight to show support to the family and to echo our prayers to him and the family.”

According to school leaders, Thompson is the father of four boys.

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