Let the memory of Don be with us forever
  • 85 years old
  • Born on October 24, 1924 in Seattle, Washington, United States.
  • Passed away on July 1, 2010 in California, California, United States.

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.

 

Posted by Patricia Williams on October 24, 2014
You touched so many lives...thank you for making a difference. You are sincerely missed.
Posted by Virgil Flaviano on July 25, 2010
Thanks Coach Coryell for the memories. I will always be a true Bolts fan and it started with you. May you rest in peace.
Posted by Jeffery Lee on July 20, 2010
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.
Posted by Jeffery Lee on July 20, 2010
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.
Posted by Jim Poe on July 18, 2010
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.
Posted by Christina Portillo on July 16, 2010
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!
Posted by Sandra Sabonjian on July 13, 2010
Thanks for the memories. Air Coryell was one of the best times of my life! You will truly be missed.
Posted by Patricia Williams on July 13, 2010
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
Posted by Carmen Mc Crary on July 13, 2010
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.
Posted by Bob Hughes on July 13, 2010
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.
Posted by Jeff Hoffert on July 12, 2010
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.
Posted by Miriam Keesey on July 12, 2010
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!
Posted by Glen Donaldson on July 12, 2010
Thank you Coryell family, "Dont cry because its over but smile because it happened" (Dr Seuss). Thanks coach for making it happen.
Posted by Ruel Hebron on July 12, 2010
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.
Posted by Doug Wilkerson on July 8, 2010
A true gentleman and leader of men. You will be missed.
Posted by Don Meuth on July 8, 2010
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...
Posted by Leroy Jones on July 7, 2010
Thanks coach for the years I played for you, you
will be remembered by all as a great coach. God Bless
you. Leroy Jones
Posted by Russ Washington on July 6, 2010
Thank you coach. Rest in peace.
Posted by Patricia Aguilar on July 6, 2010
RIP Don Coryell. You are a true Hall of Famer in all our hearts.

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