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Tom Martinez News

After he died Tuesday, most of the headlines identified Martinez as Tom Brady’s personal quarterback coach, because that’s what made him famous. But it was only a sliver of who he was.

A memorial service for Tom Martinez, who died Tuesday on his 66th birthday, will take place at 2 pm Friday at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church.

The 34-year-old quarterback posted a final thank you to his mentor on his Facebook page: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of my coach, mentor and friend,” the quarterback said. “Coach Martinez’s invaluable assistance and support will never be forgotten and will always have a lasting impact on my life.

Longtime quarterback guru Tom Martinez died Tuesday after a heart attack during a kidney-dialysis session in Redwood City on his 67th birthday. The former College of San Mateo football coach was known nationally as the mentor of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, going back two decades to the days when Brady was 13 in San Mateo.

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.

Tom Martinez, the longtime coach and mentor of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, died Tuesday in California on his 67th birthday. Martinez’s wife, Olivia, told the San Mateo Daily Journal that he died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack while receiving dialysis treatment.

Tom Martinez, who has garnered a lot of attention for being Tom Brady’s longtime personal quarterback coach, was first known as a first-rate coach at College of San Mateo.