Cobb high school teacher, football coach killed in motorcycle wreck

Driver charged with vehicular homicide
Teco Browning, an Osborne High School teacher and football coach, was killed in a motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon. He was 29.

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Teco Browning, an Osborne High School teacher and football coach, was killed in a motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon. He was 29.

The Osborne High School community is mourning the loss of a beloved teacher and football coach who was killed Wednesday afternoon in a Douglas County motorcycle wreck.

Teco Browning, 29, was riding his Honda CBR500 north on Ga. 92 about 3:30 p.m. when a work truck hauling an enclosed trailer turned in front of him, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The husband and father of two was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Cobb County School District said Browning’s students, players and colleagues are heartbroken by the news of his death.

“He was a very popular teacher and coach at Osborne who went above and beyond to support students and will be missed deeply by everyone at Osborne who crossed his path,” the statement read.

A GoFundMe page set up to raise money for Browning’s family described him as one of the most loving, dedicated and consistent figures at the high school. As of Thursday evening, the page had raised nearly $2,000.

“As a coach, he exemplified great character and consistently showed our young male athletes the authentic meaning of being a team player,” former assistant coach Travis Hawkins wrote. “Despite the trials of the football season, he provided our athletes with perspective and taught them to see beyond the game. Most importantly, Coach Teco was a kindhearted, intelligent, joyful man with a smile that always lit up the room and a laugh that was contagious.”

Browning is survived by his wife Alexis, his newborn daughter Nami and his son, Teco Jr. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

The driver of the truck that hit him — 59-year-old Steven R. Faulker of Douglasville — faces several charges, including second-degree homicide by vehicle, failure to yield while turning left, failure to exercise due care and driving with an expired tag, according to the GSP. The wreck remains under investigation.

The day after Browning’s death, two other Cobb County educators died of COVID-19 complications, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Dana Johnson, a first-grade teacher at Kemp Elementary School, and Cynthia Lindsey, a paraprofessional at Sedalia Park Elementary School, both died Thursday after spending weeks in the hospital.

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