Memorial Gathering for Longtime Teacher and Coach Ray Dejong Set for June 3rd at ELKS Lodge

South San Francisco, CA   May 1, 2018 Submitted by Ryan Sebers, SSFUSD

A memorial service and lunch reception will be held on Sunday, June 3, 11 a.m. at the South San Francisco Elks Lodge, 920 Stonegate Drive.


From 1950 to 1988, Ray taught P.E. at South San Francisco High School. In the summers, he ran South San Francisco’s American Red Cross swim program. Ray coached football and wrestling during the majority of his 38 year teaching career. He won numerous football championships and Coach of the Year Awards. Ray has been inducted into three sports Halls of Fame: Enumclaw, WA high school sports hall of fame, San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame and the California Coaches Hall of Fame.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the South San Francisco Athletics Booster Club at South San Francisco High School, Attention: Nancy Hoffer, 400 B St., South San Francisco, CA 94080


Coach Dejong’s obituary can be found Click HERE


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