School Board Special WV Football Meeting

West Valley football assistant coach Shaun Conwell Sr., right, gets a hug of support from player Breckin Brees-Roach, 16, left, during public testimony supporting the team's assistant coaching staff at the FNSB School District school board special meeting Thursday evening, August 29, 2019 regarding a July 26, 2019 incident involving a West Valley football preseason conditioning exercise at the UAF Patty Center pool. Three players were hospitalized because of the incident, and seven assistant coaches, including Conwell, were suspended. "It breaks my heart," Conwell said of his and the other coaches suspensions after he risked his own life to help save the players in trouble.