Funeral services for Tony Perry, the Edison High assistant football coach whose influence extended throughout the Valley, will be held at Peoples Church on Nov. 25.
Mr. Perry – for years a guiding force for teen athletes on and off the field in west Fresno and beyond – died Saturday. He was 54.
Mr. Perry was instrumental in helping high school athletes prepare for college football by holding camps and competitions during the summer. He also reminded them of the importance of doing well in the classroom to reach their goals.
Through the DB Guru club, Mr. Perry coached youths up and down the state. He was such a proficient teacher of the technique needed to play the position, that DB Guru became his nickname.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. at Peoples Church, 7172 N. Cedar Ave.
Mr. Perry is survived by his mother, brother, daughter and a grandson.
Donations can be made in honor of Mr. Tony Perry to the ET Sports Foundation. Proceeds will go to the Edison football team. Checks can be made to Edison High School, 540 E. California Ave., Fresno, CA 93706.