Heat factors in Texas high school coach's death

August 3, 2011 2:15:23 AM PDT
A preliminary autopsy report says heat exposure combined with a heart condition to kill an assistant football coach at a private suburban Dallas high school who collapsed and died after the first day of practice this season. The Collin County Medical Examiner's office disclosed its finding Tuesday afternoon in the death of Wade McLain of Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano.

An online statement from the school says McLain died unexpectedly Monday afternoon. A prayer service was held Monday night for McLain, who was also an assistant baseball coach at the school affiliated with Prestonwood Baptist Church.

The school says McLain was married and had five children.

The National Weather Service says temperatures in the Dallas area on Monday topped 100 degrees as a heat wave continues.

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