One district was Fairborn City Schools, where Thobe was a teacher and varsity football coach.
On social media, the district said it extends it sympathy and love to his family, adding, “Thank you Coach Thobe for helping our young student-athletes learn about work ethic, humility, kindness and strength and fortitude. You will forever be a part of Skyhawk Nation!”
Thobe was coach at Fairborn for 14 seasons, after which he was an assistant football coach in Centerville, this publication previously reported.
According to his obituary, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Thobe at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5 at St. John Catholic Church in Maria Stein, Ohio, and his burial will be at a later date.