A UH pole vaulter died in a boating accident. Posting here for traffic. Always a bad day when a cougar dies and a current student.
Sad news indeed, condolences to his family.
His mom is our former volleyball coach, Kaddie Platt.
This is so sad and tragic. Thoughts and prayers to their family.
Oh man…condolences to the family
Sad and terrible. Condolences to the Platt family. Kaddie was always nice and a great rep for UH even if the team wasn’t having a great season. I couldn’t imagine dealing with something like this.
Rest In Peace Robert.
Sorry to hear this. Condolences to the family and to all Robert’s extended family of Cougar teammates and coaches.
Kaddie Platt’s son…terrible news. Condolences to the Platt family.
Thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, and teammates.
Platt was a member of two UH track teams that swept the American Athletic Conference Indoor and Outdoor Championships titles in back-to-back seasons. In 2018-19, he finished eighth in the pole vault at the Reveille Invitational with a height of 14 foot, 4 inches during the indoor season, according to a release from the university. During the outdoor season, Platt cleared a career-best 15-3.5 at the Texas A&M Alumni Muster.
As a freshman in 2017-18, Platt finished fourth at the Leonard Hilton Invitational with a height of 15-1 during the indoor season and posted a pair of top-10 finishes during the outdoor campaign.
Following his inaugural collegiate season, Platt was named to the AAC all-academic team.Before joining the Cougars, he was an award-winning high school star at George Ranch, where he finished third at the Class 6A state championships as a senior.