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 24th October 2014
You touched so many lives...thank you for making a difference. You are sincerely missed.
Posted by Virgil Flaviano on 25th July 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 20th July 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 Jeffery Lee on 20th July 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 Jim Poe on 18th July 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 16th July 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 Bob Hughes on 13th July 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 Carmen Mc Crary on 13th July 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 Patricia Williams on 13th July 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 Sandra Sabonjian on 13th July 2010
Thanks for the memories. Air Coryell was one of the best times of my life! You will truly be missed.
Posted by Ruel Hebron on 12th July 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 Glen Donaldson on 12th July 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 Miriam Keesey on 12th July 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 Jeff Hoffert on 12th July 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 Don Meuth on 8th July 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 Doug Wilkerson on 8th July 2010
A true gentleman and leader of men. You will be missed.
Posted by Leroy Jones on 7th July 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 6th July 2010
Thank you coach. Rest in peace.
Posted by Patricia Aguilar on 6th July 2010
RIP Don Coryell. You are a true Hall of Famer in all our hearts.

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