Funeral arrangements announced for Carroll H.S. coach killed in crash

DAYTON — UPDATE @ 12:35 p.m. (Nov. 28): 

Funeral arrangements have been announced for a Carroll High School assistant football coach who was killed in a crash in southeast Ohio Sunday.

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Matt Garrison’s viewing will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 from 5-8 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home in Beavercreek, according to a Carroll High School spokesman. The funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. also at Newcomer Funeral Home.

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Garrison was a 2006 graduate of Carroll High School and was working as a sport performance coach, according to the school.

“Matt Garrison was a major part of the Carroll community as a student, volunteer in our youth programs, substitute teacher, and most recently, as part of our football coaching staff,” Principal Matt Sableski said in a media release Tuesday. “He was a positive influence in the lives of so many of our student-athletes, and he will be missed dearly.


A Carroll High School assistant football coach was killed in a crash in southeast Ohio Sunday, according to the school’s athletic director.

Matthew Garrison was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on U.S. 35 and Dixon Run Road in Jackson County around 7:30 p.m., according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Garrison was a passenger in one of the three vehicles involved in the crash. The driver of the vehicle he was in, Samantha Lake, 27, of Dayton was flown to a Huntington, West Virginia hospital with life-threatening injuries, the patrol said.

Garrison was a 2006 graduate from Carroll High School and had worked for the past four seasons as a sport performance coach, according to Carroll Head Football Coach Ben Rulli.

“Matt was beloved by our boys and he cared so much for every athlete that he coached,” Rulli said. “Coaching to him was bigger than preparing an athlete for competition, rather he built personal relationships that transcended the playing field and weight room.”

According to the patrol, Lake was driving west on U.S. 35 when another vehicle, driven by Paul E. Moore, 40, of Thurman, Ohio, pulled into her path.  Lake struck Moore’s vehicle and then her vehicle was hit by a semi on the passenger’s side, the patrol said in a release.

Moore and two juveniles in his vehicle also were killed in the crash, the patrol said.

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