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Businessman, dad of undrafted NFL free agent from CT, killed by train

Scooter Harrington, a former Greenwich High School standout football player, played five seasons at Stanford University. He was signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears, but hasn’t played an NFL game.

Scott Harrington was born and raised in Massachusetts and graduated from Boston College where he played football and was the captain of the 1985 team that won the Cotton Bowl, according to his obituary.

“Scott’s love of sports set the foundation for giving back to the Greenwich community,” his obituary reads.

He started off coaching his two sons before eventually coaching most youth football players in Old Greenwich and Riverside, according to his obituary.

For the past 15 years, he coached the Putnam Generals youth football team. He later became the Generals’ president and served on the board of the Greenwich Youth Football League, his obituary says.

He also served on the board of the Greenwich Old Timers Association and the Cardinal Quarterback Club at Greenwich High School, according to his obituary.

Harrington earned his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. He “quickly rose through the ranks at JP Morgan” and eventually ran North American Institutional Equities, according to his obituary.

Harrington worked with J.P. Morgan for 20 years, the company said in a statement following his death. He was most recently a managing director in the Investor Client Management Group.

“We are deeply saddened by this tremendous loss and our condolences are with Scott’s family and loved ones,” J.P. Morgan said in a statement. “We’re committed to supporting his family and our employees during this difficult time.”

The state’s medical examiner ruled Harrington’s death a suicide.

Family and friends will gather at the Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home in Greenwich at 134 Hamilton Ave. from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Catherine of Sienna, 4 Riverside Ave. in Riverside, followed by a private committal.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Greenwich Old Timers Association.

Anyone who has thoughts of harming themselves, or seeks access to free and confidential mental health support, can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 800-273-8255 (en Español: 888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 800-799-4889) or visit People in need can also text the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. People in need can also text the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.

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