Coach Roy Coppinger's Memorial Service

  • 06 Sep 2013
  • 3:20 PM
  • First Christian Church 7405 E. McDonald Drive Scottsdale AZ 85250


Coronado lost a true legend and the most iconic coach in CHS's history on August 27, 2013


   Friday, September 6, 2013
   Time:  3:20 p.m.
   First Christian Church
   7405 E. McDonald Drive
   Scottsdale AZ  85050
   FCC's phone (480) 948-5636



Roy A. Coppinger stepped on home plate for the last time on August 27th at the age of 81. A native, he was born to Joe and Myrtle in Tolleson, Arizona. Roy attended Tempe High, achieving academic excellence while lettering in 3 sports. He went on to ASU, earning his teaching degree while playing baseball and basketball. After graduating, he enlisted in the US Air Force where he continued his basketball career. A celebrated coach at Coronado High School who touched many lives, he achieved numerous awards including National Coach of The Year. Roy was inducted into several local and National Hall of Fames. A grand man with a gentle spirit who leaves behind a legacy to his wife, children, grandchildren, and all of the athletes whose lives he helped shape. He is survived by his wife Jerry of 61 years, daughters Christy (Mark), Susie (Ray), Caralee (Kendall), grandchildren and great grand children who will cherish his memory in their hearts forever. Services will be held at 3:20 on Friday, Sept. 6th at First Christian Church, 7405 E. McDonald Dr., Scottsdale 85250. We encourage you to wear Coronado colors: scarlet and/or navy blue. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Roy's honor to Hospice of the Valley or Coronado High School Baseball. Arrangements entrusted to Messinger Indian School Mortuary. 

Obituary Link:  Roy A. Coppinger


R.I.P. Coach Coppinger!


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