Edward K. Coleman, 36, and Luv C. Land, 28, were found dead by police on Sunday at their Natomas home. Land’s family grew worried when the pair did not show up for a family wedding on Saturday.
Coleman had coached at Grant for more than 10 years, and was the team’s running backs coach. Grant won the state football title in 2008.
Sacramento police spokeswoman Officer Michele Gigante said in a statement that Coleman and Land apparently argued Friday evening, the last time their family members heard from the couple. Gigante said both had gunshot wounds and a firearm was found near their bodies.
Coleman was a running back for Grant before graduating in 1992.
“He was always positive,” Grant football player Chris Brown told Sacramento TV station KXTV, “I would never have expected him to do anything like that.”