It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear friend and track coach Willie Deckard. After battling Pancreatic Cancer for several months he passed May 6th just hours before our CIF Prelims. Willie was a larger than life personality on and off the track that positively influenced athletes for over three decades. He began his coaching career at Crenshaw High School where he coached several All Americans over two decades. Willie then moved on to North Torrance and served as the sprint coach with our Coach Sal Rodriguez. Sal joined our staff four years ago and lured Willie to Redondo. Willie proudly served as our Co-Head Coach for three years. While bedridden most of this track season he stayed in close contact with the coaches orchestrating the workouts and schedule of our sprint and jumps athletes. He stayed very dedicated to his athletes and our school to the end. He loved all his athletes and looked forward to sharing his vast knowledge.