Kirk Warner, former Georgia player and HS coach, passes away
Kirk Warner, who played in 42 games at Georgia and led the team in receptions as a senior, has passed away after a cancer battle.
Walker most recently was the Liberty County (Georgia) football coach. But before he began his coaching career, Warner was a standout tight end at Georgia. He played for the Bulldogs from 1986 to 1989, and led the team in receptions as a senior, WJCL reported.
Several former players earned college scholarships and two are currently in the NFL. Raekwon McMillan and Richard LeCounte were both standouts at Liberty County. Warner, from Cochran, was an all-state selection in football and basketball at Bleckley County High School.
Thoughts and prayers are with family, friends, student-athletes and entire Liberty County community tonight.
Coach Kirk Warner was one of the good guys. So sad getting the news of his passing tonight.
Coach Warner is loved and will be deeply missed. pic.twitter.com/aXUj3nlXUv
— Frank Sulkowski WJCL (@TheBigGuyWJCL) June 17, 2022
Earlier this year, Warner was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer called angiosarcoma. According to a GoFundMe page created by friends, Warner slipped into a coma recently and was fighting for his life.
Thoughts and prayers for the family of former Georgia tight end and Liberty County HS coach Kirk Warner who passed away today. Kirk was a great player for Georgia, who I can still remember as a running back in HS at Bleckley County. RIP. pic.twitter.com/NQ8VeCb04j
— Anthony Dasher (@AnthonyDasher1) June 17, 2022