St. Louis, Mo., June 30, 2019 — John Keen, a former Washington University in St. Louis football team captain and assistant coach, passed away June 28 at the age of 47.
Keen was a four-year starter at tight end for the Bears, and also played two years at defensive end. He was an all-conference selection in 1992 and 1993 at tight end, and earned all-conference honors as a defensive end in 1992. Keen and Jeff Doyle are the only two-way players Kindbom has coached in his legendary career.
Keen shared the 1993 Darryl Sharp Memorial MVP Award with his twin brother Aaron, who was a three-year starter at quarterback for the Bears and current offensive coordinator at Eastern Michigan University.
He also served on head coach Kindbom's staff, and was part of the 1995 University Athletic Association (UAA) Coaching Staff of the Year.
A Cheyenne, Wyo. native, Keen received his bachelor's degree from WashU in 1994 and his law degree from the University of Missouri in 2002. He spent the past 12 years as an attorney for Gordon & Rees LLP in Denver.
The visitation will take place on Monday, July 1 from 5-8 p.m. at Ellis Family Services, 13436 West Arbor Place in Littleton, Colo. The funeral is set for 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, at St. Mark Catholic Church in Highlands Ranch, Colo. - 9905 Foothills Canyon Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to John's daughters' scholarship fund.
A website was created in John's memory:https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/johnkeen.