Former Riverhounds intern among dead in Paris terror attacks
A former intern for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer team was among those killed during the attacks in Paris, the team said Monday.
François-Xavier Prévost, 29, interned for the team in 2009 as part of an exchange program. He was killed when gunmen opened fire at the Bataclan theater.
Prévost was from Lambersart, a suburb of Lille, France. He was working in Paris as an advertiser, according to La Voix du Nord, a daily newspaper. Prévost attended the University of North Texas as an exchange student in fall 2007, the university said in a Facebook post. Gene Klein, who was the Riverhounds coach from 2006-09 and has held front office positions with the club, said he remembered Prévost for his strong work ethic and his likable demeanor.
“He was a terrific person and very popular with the staff. He made a good impression in the short time he was here,” Klein said.
Megan Guza and John Harris contributed.