Deaths Elsewhere: William "Bubba" DunnGALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — A former Gallatin football coach and major league baseball player who once played for the Kansas City Royals has died.
By: Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun
GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — A former Gallatin football coach and major league baseball player who once played for the Kansas City Royals has died.
According to WTVF-TV, William “Bubba” Dunn died from an apparent heart attack at his home Saturday night.
Chief Detective Don Linzy with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department told The Associated Press on Sunday that the cause of the 42-year-old’s death had not been determined.
Dunn played baseball at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin before being drafted by the Royals in the 15th round in 1993, according to baseball-reference.com.
After his professional career, he returned to Gallatin where he coached various positions at Gallatin High School and ran a private baseball training business.
News of Dunn’s death prompted tweets and other responses from those who knew him.
“Such a sad day for Gallatin, we lost a good one,” tweeted Elanie Cardoza. “Hard to find coaches and role models that truly care.”
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