High School Football

Post Falls High football coach battling cancer dies

Jeff Hinz, who has led the Trojans for 12 years, died after a nearly three-year battle with cancer Wednesday. He was 45.

A week ago, Hinz suffered a massive stroke, spending a week in the hospital before transferring to a hospice facility Tuesday.

The Coeur d’Alene High graduate led Post Falls to a 52-58 record and made the playoffs for the first time in 2014. Hinz took a leave of absence from coaching in the spring, replaced by Blaine Bennett.

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