Students Mourn Loss of Seton Football Coach

By Lindsay Nielsen

Students Mourn Loss of Seton Football Coach

November 10, 2011 Updated Nov 10, 2011 at 7:02 PM EDT

Sanford, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Students at Seton Catholic Central High School are mourning the loss of a football coach, after a two car crash in the Town of Sanford Wednesday.

Seton Catholic Central High School and State Police confirm it was 40 year-old Bruce Singleton, the school's assistant football coach, who died in the crash.

The crash happened on State Route 41 in Broome County when the two vehicles collided.

Troopers say Singleton died when his car hit a tractor trailer.

Bruce Singleton was an assistant coach for modified and varsity football at Seton Catholic.

Its annual football banquet, which was supposed to be held last night, was canceled.

Instead, teams gathered at the school's chapel for prayer and to share their memories about a coach they respected and loved.

"They had a great deal of respect for him, a great deal of admiration for him. They felt that not only was he a coach, but he was a mentor and a role model and so in talking with the students he's going to be very deeply missed, very deeply missed by all the team and his co-workers," said Seton Catholic Central High School Principal, Richard Bucci.

Bucci says counselors are also available for students at Seton Catholic.

Services will be held Monday at 10 am at The Church of St. John and St. Andrew in Binghamton.

Singleton left behind his wife Kelly and 5-month old daughter Lucy.

Singleton was from the Town of Deposit.