LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - We're learning more about a Kentucky high school soccer coach killed in a crash earlier this week.
Brian Walters not only coached the girls team at Ballard High School in Louisville, but also 13-year-old and 14-year-old girls part of the Bluegrass Soccer Club, based out of Versailles.
State police say Walters was driving on State Highway 1319 when he lost control, over corrected, and was hit by an oncoming car.
WKYT has talked with a number of Walters' fellow coaches at the Bluegrass Soccer Club. They all say he was a great coach, but an even better mentor. It's a sentiment his girls at Ballard High School shared.
"He's always there for you if you ever need to talk to him. He's that kind of person, and he's just an amazing man," said Rachael Facktor, one of the many girls Brian Walters coached.
Walters worked at Ballard High School, and in their off season, was a coach for the Bluegrass Soccer Club. Fellow coaches there say he was dedicated to teaching youth, and left a lasting mark on the 13-year-old and 14-year-old girls he coached.
"Yesterday obviously was full of tears. It was a very, very sad day for the kids and the parents that have never had to cope with something like this," explained Ballard soccer parent Barry Lauterwasser.
Tuesday night, Walters's team played for him.
"I'll miss him a lot and I know he's here watching us right now," said Facktor.
The Bluegrass Soccer Club has posted Walters's visitation information on their website.
The visitation and service for Brian Walters will be held Saturday, October 20 at Newcomer Funeral Home in Louisville. Visitation begins at 11 a.m.
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