‘A Better Place’

Liberty wrestling coach dies after COVID battle

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

LIBERTY — The COVID-19 pandemic claimed a beloved coach and teacher in Liberty last week.

Liberty Middle teacher and Liberty High wrestling coach Nathan Day, 57, died Friday after a two-week ICU stay in a battle with COVID-19.

Day served as athletic director at Liberty Middle after coming to Liberty in 2017 from Battery Creek High School, where he coached for 19 years and led the wrestling team to six state titles.

“Coach Day is most known throughout South Carolina for being an award-winning wrestling coach, and he truly was amazing at that,” LMS principal Dr. Lisa Cassidy said. “But, when I think of Coach Day, I think of the humble, quiet, funny man that carried his flip phone around, enjoyed playing April Fool’s jokes on just about anyone, and worked tirelessly behind the scenes to be sure the Liberty students had everything they needed. I think of the man who dressed up for every theme day and supported every school activity. I

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