Gene Chinander, father of Husker Defensive Coordinator, killed in Iowa crash

Husker coach’s father killed


Gene Chinander, longtime Iowa high school football coach and the father of Nebraska Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander, died Thursday in a crash just southwest of Allison, Iowa. According to the Iowa State Patrol, Gene Chinander, 69 was headed south in a 2019 Ram pickup when he failed to stop at the intersection of Highways 14 and 3. Chinander’s vehicle left the road and hit a semi-trailer in a parking lot. Chinander died at the scene. No one else was injured. The crash took place around 2:45 p.m.Eric Chinander was an offensive lineman for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1998 to 2002. He’s been Nebraska Defensive Coordinator since 2018, when he followed Scott Frost to Nebraska from the University of Central Florida.

Gene Chinander, longtime Iowa high school football coach and the father of Nebraska Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander, died Thursday in a crash just southwest of Allison, Iowa.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, Gene Chinander, 69 was headed south in a 2019 Ram pickup when he failed to stop at the intersection of Highways 14 and 3. Chinander’s vehicle left the road and hit a semi-trailer in a parking lot.

Chinander died at the scene. No one else was injured.

The crash took place around 2:45 p.m.

Eric Chinander was an offensive lineman for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1998 to 2002. He’s been Nebraska Defensive Coordinator since 2018, when he followed Scott Frost to Nebraska from the University of Central Florida.

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