Dominic Narcisco, a physical education teacher at Primrose Elementary School and assistant football coach, died in his sleep on Monday, according to the Somers Central School District.
"Dominic was the beloved father to Frankie and a devoted son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, friend, colleague and coach," Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch said in an email to the school community. "We can only imagine your shock and grief at this news and that of the Narcisco family and we share your pain in this unimaginable tragedy."
A GoFundMe for Narcisco has been set up by Somers Football and is available here:
In 2013, The Somers Record interviewed Narcisco when he saved the life of one of his basketball players at The Harvey School, a private school in Katonah, who collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest.
Narcisco was the varsity head coach at Harvey at the time and performed CPR on the student until paramedics arrived and eventually stabilized the teen.
As a physical education teacher, Narcisco was trained in CPR, but he told The Somers Record that it was the first time he ever put his training to use.
On Twitter, the Somers football community remembered Narcisco as someone who always showed up for his family and team.
"He taught us lessons we will never forget," @SomersFootball posted on Twitter. "Our hearts are aching. As most of you now know, we lost an incredible man, part of our family, Dom Narcisco. Dom was genuinely a special, loving person. He touched the lives of so many people with his caring soul, inspiring all to do their best."