Save the Coach


Photo by Dillon Smith

Chad Cowdell, Carbon High School head soccer coach and coach of the traveling team, Voltage FC, was diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer just before Christmas in 2023. Daughter, Elley Cowdell started a GoFundMe for her father to help during these difficult times.

“My dad has had a great attitude as he has undergone 28 radiation treatments and five IV chemotherapy treatments thus far. He still has four more IV treatments and potentially a surgery.” said Elley Cowdell. “To introduce us a little bit, I am the oldest of three children. I live in Orem where I work, and it’s been difficult to support my family from afar. My sister is moving to New Hampshire to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My brother is just starting high school at Carbon High School and is super excited to play sports! My mom is a business professor and on the Community Relations team at Utah State University Eastern.” she continued.

Elley Cowdell continued with, “My dad, Chad, has been a pharmacist for the past 22 years in the Carbon County area where he has enjoyed serving the community. One of my dad’s passions is soccer. He enjoys mentoring the youth in our community regarding soccer as well as teaching them many great life lessons. The youth that my dad has coached over the years love and admire him, and they are supporting him in his fight against cancer. Chad love his family, and he enjoys working to support them.

“Right now, we need your help! With the time and logistics of receiving his treatments, the rapidly increasing medical bills, as well as travel and daily living expense, I am trying to raise money for him to help ease his burdens and stress. Share this with anyone who knows Chad! With your help, we can #SaveTheCoach,” she concluded.

To donate to the GoFundMe page, click here.

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