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North Central athletic director passes away on Easter after battling COVID-19

North Central High School athletic director Paul Loggan lost his battle to COVID-19 on Easter Sunday around 1:30 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The athletic director at North Central High School was among the hundreds of Hoosiers fighting for their lives against COVID-19.

Paul Loggan was hospitalized for 12 days on a ventilator.

Loggan lost his battle to COVID-19 on Easter Sunday around 1:30 p.m.


Loggan turned 57 years old in his hospital bed at St. Vincent Hospital last Sunday. The family was not allowed to visit him since he was admitted.


He was much loved by local students and athletes. Paul has impacted countless student athletes as a coach, teacher and administrator at North Central High School since 1988.

Principal Branigan released this statement to the community Sunday:

“North Central families, this is Principal Branigan and I come to you with a heavy heart this evening. North Central Athletic Director, Paul Loggan, lost his battle with Covid-19 and passed away earlier this afternoon. Paul has been the face of NC athletics for over 30 years and my friend for 25. I’m lucky to have been able to call Paul my friend as he modeled loyalty, dedication, passion and compassion. He and his family are engrained in the fabric of our NC culture.

Parents, although we’re not in the building to provide face to face supports, please share with your child that they can reach out to their counselor via email and their counselor will respond. Even if they just want to put their thoughts and feelings into an email and share them with no response intended, please do so. Paul Loggan, to his core, was a coach and thus I leave you with this quote from Coach Ara Parseghian, “A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.”

In honor of Loggan, the stadiums lights at North Central High School will be turned on and will remain on all night Sunday to celebrate the coach.