One of the most successful quarterback coaches has died.
Tom Martinez, who gained national attention for his work with Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, died Tuesday on his 66th birthday, reports the Mercury News.
Brady met the Coach when he was just 13-years-old.
Martinez was one of the most successful coaches in California community college history, at the College of San Mateo.
Martinez was awaiting a kidney transplant at the time of his death.
Las fall, Coach Martinez was part of the college of San Mateo's inaugural Hall of Fame class. His contributions and his winning spirit now forever memorialized in stone.
Tom Brady will be in the Bay Area for a fundraiser on Thursday.