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Todd Schonhar Memorial Scholarship | Fund started in honor of PfISD football coach who died from COVID-19

Todd Schonhar, 57, died in January from complications from the coronavirus.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Todd Schonhar Memorial Scholarship fund is now taking donations for students in honor of the late Pflugerville ISD football coach. 

Todd Schonhar was 57 years old when he died from COVID-19 in January and his wife is asking people to donate to the non-profit memorial scholarship instead of sending flowers or gifts, according to a Facebook post

"Todd was well known for his dry wit and sense of humor but, most importantly, his ability to teach perseverance and compassion to his many students. In addition to developing students and athletes, his ultimate goal was to prepare young people to be contributing and successful adults and citizens," the scholarship website states. 

PfISD officials told KVUE Schonhar was a valued and beloved member of the Connally High School community for three-and-a-half years. Any donations to the fund will go towards one student every year and Schonhar's wife said, in this way, Todd Schonhar's legacy will continue to provide opportunities to students for years to come.

RELATED: Pflugerville ISD football coach dies from COVID-19 complications

Credit: Todd Schonhar Memorial Scholarship Fund

Schonhar played at Clemson from 1982 to 1986 after joining the program as a walk-on. He earned letters in 1985 and 1986 as a reserve quarterback and holder and was named to the Academic All-ACC team in 1986, according to TigerNet.

He went on to join Danny Ford’s coaching staff as a graduate assistant for the 1988 and 1989 seasons, winning the ACC Championship and finishing in the top 10 in 1988.

On behalf of the Schonhar family, the Facebook post said the family is still organizing funeral plans. 

For questions regarding a donation or the memorial fund, the website says to email schonharscholarshipinfo@gmail.com.  

The Todd Schonhar Memorial Scholarship fund was established to honor the memory of Todd Schonhar who impacted hundreds of lives through his teaching, coaching, mentoring and volunteering. Todd was well known for his dry wit and sense of humor but most importantly his ability to teach perseverance and compassion to his many students.

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