MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Friends of University of South Alabama sophomore Jordan Greer said she passed away Tuesday after she collapsed at an intramural volleyball game a week earlier.
The news of Greer's March 26 death hit those who knew her hard.
"It's tough especially when someone is so young and the tendency is to always want to know why and what happened. And, the truth is, we don't know, and it's a tragic thing," said Greer's High School basketball coach, Fred Williams.
Greer attended Gautier High School where Coach Williams grew to know her as an athlete and a person.
Williams said Greer was funny, always laughing and happy. When he first met her, he said she was tall and lanky.
"I was just thinking about how much work it was going to be to get her to be a good basketball player," Williams chuckled.
She proved herself from the start.
On Saturdays, Williams said Greer would visit the gym to work on her shots.
"She wanted to be the best volleyball player, and with basketball she wanted to be the best basketball player," the coach said.
He said she was a leader on the team. She would show up early and leave practice late, always leading by example.
However, Greer isn't just remembered by her athletic ability. When people speak of her, a grin widens across their faces. Those who knew her describe her as a positive person with a zest for life.
"She's well loved, always was. We're all hurting," Williams said.
Tuesday, the Gautier community held a vigil for Greer and Wednesday night at 6 p.m. the USA community planned to gather at the Moulton Bell Tower to hold a candlelight vigil.
It's a little bit of closure for those who cared and loved for Jordan Greer.
Greer was admitted to a local hospital last week when she collapsed at a USA intramural game. She died a week later, Tuesday, after the incident.
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