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‘Jeans Day’ benefits family of principal killed in crash

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He was the coach at a different school, but Friday night one high school basketball team will pay tribute to him. Students at Toledo Christian Schools are reaching out to another local district after an accident took the life of a coach and elementary school principal.

"Me and my friend would always go over to his house and hang out with him. He'd always invite us over to swim. He was just a really, really great guy," says Austin Salsbury.

Salsbury transferred to Toledo Christian last year. He played basketball under Coach Cory Sprow at Pike-Delta-York the past four years.

Sprow, who was 38, did not survive a car crash over the holidays.

Salsbury, who's a junior, thought those at his new school could somehow help with the healing.

"I was just talking and saying it would be nice to do something. I didn't really approach anyone," he says. "But I guess word got out, and the people here at Toledo Christian really care about us and really care about the Sprow family, so it's really nice."

"They were coached by Cory. They were impacted by Cory. They knew Cory's kids," says Toledo Christina Schools Superintendent Scott Gibson. "So when they brought up the idea, one of our teachers said, 'We need to do a Jeans Day for that."

A ‘Jeans Day' is when the students, who normally wear uniforms, are allowed to wear jeans. They donate $2 to do so.

Friday, the student body raised between $600 and $800, according to the principal. The money will all go to the Sprow family.

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