Longtime Westlake High School athletic director and former head football coach Dominic Zaccarelli died on Tuesday morning from complications of COVID-19, leaving behind a legacy of cherished memories from those who knew him well.

Zaccarelli, a 1982 La Plata High School graduate who was set to turn 57 on Feb. 25, passed away on Tuesday morning while his wife, Kris, returned home on Tuesday night after battling the coronavirus. Zaccarelli spent 19 seasons as the head football coach at Westlake, guiding the Wolverines to a 148-34 mark overall that included the 2008 3A State championship. He was also the school’s athletic director for the past 25 years.

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