Aaron Feis died February 15, 2018 in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. He was 37.
Aaron was the Douglas junior varsity football coach for eight years, according to the team's website.
"He selflessly shielded students from the shooter," the football team's Twitter announced. "He died a hero, and he will forever be in our hearts and memories."
The Miami Herald
quoted Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, whose sons played on the team Aaron coached: "The kids in this community loved him. They adored him. He was a phenomenal man."
Douglas football coach Willis May told the Sun-Sentinel
: "Just a good man."
reports that sports fans online have asked ESPN to recognize both Chris Hixon and fellow coach Aaron Feis, who also died at Douglas, as recipients of the 2018 Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
Legacy mourns all those who died at Stoneman Douglas