Past, present students mourn loss of BBE teacher, coach

Early Tuesday morning, a Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa math teacher and head wrestling coach, Richard Vos, was killed by a semi while biking on U.S. Highway 71 south of Belgrade. Throughout the day, past and present students mourned the loss of their teacher and paid their respects on social media.

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  1. On Tuesday morning, a sports blogger posted an update to the BBE Jaguar Sports blog. "As is the rest of the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa community is doing right now, I am reeling," he wrote. "We have suffered an unimaginable loss."
  2. On Twitter and Facebook, both current and former students told stories of how Vos had touched their lives as a teacher and coach.
  3. RIP Mr. vos, you will missed by many!! You always believed in me know matter how good of a wrestler i was facing. You were a hell of a coach, such a great teacher, and just a plain old great guy. You taught me so much along the way i cant thank you enough! Heaven you gained an awesome person this morning! See you agian one day buddy
  4. Mr. Vos you were an amazing teacher, coach, and father. You will be greatly missed by everyone who had the good fortune of knowing you. Prayers go out to the Vos family.
  5. Mr. Vos-- you were the happiest guy I knew. You always put a smile on my face even when you yelled at me for not doing my work while I was supposed to(: you were my favorite teacher and we're listening to your math lessons on the computer right now(: you will be missed and we all love you so much<3 Forever our favorite teacher.<3
  6. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Vos family. He was a great man and has touched many lives. RIP Mr. Vos you will be greatly missed.
  7. Many students expressed shock and disbelief, taking to social media to relay their grief. On Twitter, the hashtag #RIPMrVos was trending.
  8. Rip rich vos....can't believe this is happening....