The story below originally appeared on NBC Bay Area and is being reposted with permission.

Elite “New England Patriots” quarterback Tom Brady will return to his hometown of San Mateo this week. But instead of a joyful celebration at his old high school, Brady’s visit will now be filled with sorrow. Thousands of other local athletes are mourning the death of their coach, Tom Martinez. NBC Bay Area’s George Kiriyama reports from Redwood City.

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