‘Coach Cheese,’ beloved football coach at Olathe East, dies of COVID-19

Olathe East coach

Chris Burnett, 34, who also coached a women's football team in Kansas City, died Saturday from COVID-19. His family says he was not vaccinated. Above, Burnett in a photo coaching at Olathe East, posted on the Twitter feed of Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Dr. Kaleb Stoppel.

By Bek Shackelford-Nwanganga 

Members of the Olathe East High School community and the Kansas City Glory football team are mourning the death of their coach, Chris Burnett, 34, who died of COVID-19 on Saturday after two weeks in the hospital.