Miami Senior High School head football coach Corey Smith was killed Monday morning in a shooting, sources told NBC 6.
Smith was shot and killed in the Northside District, the sources said.
Miami-Dade Police confirmed there was a death investigation underway at a home in the 2100 block of Northwest 97th Street but gave no other information.
Terrance Gibson, Smith's friend of 35 years, said he texted Smith earlier in the morning. Smith was also a PE teacher at Charles R. Drew Elementary School and was getting ready to teach a class online.
"Before I ended my last text, I stated to him that I love him and he told me that he was about to get up and get on his Zoom platform," Gibson said.
Investigators believe a teenager was the only one home with Smith when the shooting happened. The teen was not injured.
"It’s a devastating situation, especially when you just texted someone this morning and an hour or two later they’re gone," Gibson said. "So it’s a hurtful feeling."
Miami Edison football coach Luther Campbell posted about Smith on Instagram Monday morning.
"This is a very sad day for the Football family of South Florida," Campbell wrote. "He has done so much for kids in his life this is a very sad day. My Prayers go out to his wife family along with his extended family may God bless him."
"Thank you Coach Smith for two decades of service to @MDCPS students," Superintendent Alberto Carvalho wrote in a tweet. "Your untimely death will undoubtedly leave a huge void in the lives of those you positively impacted. On behalf of the entire @MDCPS community, condolences to the Smith family. RIP Coach."