USU bowling coach passes away

Craig Lofthouse, USU bowling instructor and bowling club coach, passed away Wednesday between five and 6 p.m. due to surgical complications, said Brian Olsen, USU bowling club president. Lofthouse was 53 years old.Lofthouse was employed with USU for eight years and had been a dedicated bowling coach to youth and college-age students in Cache Valley for 17 years.The precise cause of Lofthouse’s sudden death is unknown, but Olsen said his daughter, Casey Rowley, believes something went wrong during an operation to fix damage done after he was thrown from a horse. He fell off the horse Oct. 22, which caused his pelvis to break. Lofthouse also suffered injuries from being trampled by the horse.He was quickly transported to Logan Regional Hospital where he was immediately Life Flighted to McKay-Dee Hospital Center in Ogden, Utah. After doctors performed surgery to mend his broken pelvis, Olsen said.

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