- 85 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 24, 1924
- Place of birth:
Seattle, Washington, United States
- Date of passing: Jul 1, 2010
- Place of passing:
California, California, United States
|Let the memory of Don be with us forever|
A Celebration of Life of San Diego State and San Diego Chargers Head Coach Don Coryell will take place Monday, July 12 at 2 pm at the Viejas Arena at San Diego State University. Long-time friends and those who knew him best will share their fondest memories and stories of how the coaching legend impacted so many lives. The Celebration is open to the public.
"You touched so many lives...thank you for making a difference. You are sincerely missed."
"Thanks Coach Coryell for the memories. I will always be a true Bolts fan and it started with you. May you rest in peace."
"The San Diego State football team held a weekly boosters luncheon. Don got down on his knees to
show a blind child the design of the rug. Don cried.
I will always remember this sign of his humanity."
"My mother was a single parent who taught at San Diego State in the 1960's. My brother and I went to the
Aztec games with my mother. Don became like a father figure to my brother and me."
"Like many former players have expressed, Don was our role model and set the standards for us to reach to be successful in life. He was my hero."
"It was a great pleaser meeting you and spending time with you & your family while I was a CNA working at promise hospital. I stayed day's and nights with you. GOD BLESS YOU!-Christina Portillo& Fam!"
"Away from football for years after getting out of the
serice in 1946. It all changed when I watched an
Aztec game in 1964. Been one of his fan's ever since."
"I have wonderful memories of the Charger's games back in the Air Coryell day's. Thank you for the memories. Wonderful memorial service, cried and laughed. May you rest in peace."
"What a great memorial service~a true celebration of life~Thank you Don Coryell for making a lasting impression in our hearts~we should all hope to have such a passion for the things we hold dear to us"
"Thanks for the memories. Air Coryell was one of the best times of my life! You will truly be missed."
"Thank you Coach for all the good times and memories you gave me. And thank you Mike, Mindy for inviting us to the memorial service - for a few hours I really felt like part of your family."
"Thank you Coryell family, "Dont cry because its over but smile because it happened" (Dr Seuss). Thanks coach for making it happen."
"Thank you so very much for the wonderful celebration of life today! What a blessing! Thank you so! May The Lord continue to comfort you & be ever so near as you adjust to this huge loss!
We praise Jesus for you all!"
"The Memorial was amazing. I laughed and I cried. I would like to suggest that you make a DVD of the memorial available to purchase and then donate the proceeds to his favorite charity. I'd buy one."
"RIP Coach, you brought hope to the hopeless in St. Louis. You truly changed the game, and brought it here first. It's a shame the Cardinals Front Office was so shortsighted. San Diego's gain was St. Louis' loss..."
"A true gentleman and leader of men. You will be missed."
"Thanks coach for the years I played for you, you
will be remembered by all as a great coach. God Bless
you. Leroy Jones"
"Thank you coach. Rest in peace."
"RIP Don Coryell. You are a true Hall of Famer in all our hearts."
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