Death of 'irreplaceable' youth football coach a major loss to Marchand
Saint Lucia Football Association Inc. (SLFA) has reacted to the loss of football coach, Cassius 'Cassy Boom' Glasgow.
“His loss is a significant one for us,” SLFA President, Lyndon Cooper told Loop News Monday.
Glasgow’s body was discovered at his Cedars, Castries home with an apparent gunshot wound to the head around 8 am Monday, January 13, 2020.
Saint Lucia Football Association Inc president, Lyndon Cooper
He served as the head coach of Big Players Football Club and also coached and mentored children of the Marchand community.
Described by many as an exemplary footballer and coach, Glasgow was also known as an advocate for the development of youth and sports within the community, an advocate against crime and violence and was instrumental in alleviating the stigma attached to the Marchand community.
“He was one of the key individual coaches especially when it came to youth development, you could have both physically and morally rely on him for his expertise, under the circumstance it will definitely impact not only his community but the youth component of national football,” Cooper said.
“I don’t think he can be replaced when it comes to his commitment to the development of youth football in the community, it’s an irreplaceable loss for the sport,” he disclosed.
This first homicide for 2020 comes one day after Prime Minister Allen Chastanet announced during his New Year’s address to the nation that his administration remains committed to the multi-pronged strategy to significantly reduce crime.