Eric Cummings Riverside – Riverside High School crosscountry mentor Eric Cummings kicked the bucket Tuesday, as indicated by Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger.
Cummings, of Lyman, had been set on authoritative leave for the Greenville County school area on Sept. 3, Greenville County Schools representative Tim Waller said Tuesday. No explanation was given for the leave.
Police in Greer, where Riverside High is found, affirmed to The Greenville News on Wednesday that specialists are leading a functioning examination including Cummings. Since the examination is continuous, the division has declined to deliver extra data, Sgt. Chris Forrester said in an email.
Reacting to an instant message about Cummings Wednesday evening, Clevenger stated, “A post-mortem was performed and the examination is as of now forthcoming tiny and toxicology discoveries.”
On Tuesday night, Clevenger stated, “I am not being told any other person is answerable for his death.”Cummings trained the Riverside Warriors for 14 seasons, starting in 2006, and won five young ladies and two young men state group titles. Preceding his time at Riverside, he was mentor for a long time at Spartanburg Methodist College and for a long time at Byrnes High, where he won the 2000 and 2001 Class AAAA state titles.
Cummings won the 2017 public crosscountry mentor of the year grant in the wake of driving the Warriors to the Class AAAAA state title, and he additionally won the 2016 South Carolina crosscountry mentor of the year grant.