Coyle school dealing with loss of student to meningitis

A 15-year-old sophomore from Coyle High School played in Friday’s night playoff game and showed no signs of sickness, but on Monday passed away. The caused of death has been determined to be meningitis.

Photo Courtesy of Jess Sumrall Photography

Photo Courtesy of Jess Sumrall Photography

Gary Myers, better known as Trey to his family and friends, started to feel ill on Saturday morning and was taken to the hospital. He died on Monday evening.

Superintendent Josh Sumrall said Myers showed no signs of being sick during the game.

Sumrall was informed from hospital officials that this case of meningitis is not contagious and helped inform the public by posting a letter on the school’s website.

“Coyle Public Schools has received verification from the Medical Director at Baptist Integris Hospital that this particular case of meningitis is not contagious.”

The letter also noted that counselors from surrounding communities are available for students and staff to help get through the tragedy.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the original Coyle High School Gym with Rev. Randy Green and Rev. John Pryor officiating.


1 Comment on "Coyle school dealing with loss of student to meningitis"

  1. My heart goes out to Gary’s family and friends. I lost my 20 year old son to this same disease 15 years ago. Please visit the National Meningitis Association at For the family and friends, please contact us for support.

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