Dan Berry, who formed and coached the Crescenta Valley High softball team to a CIF Southern Section championship and 20 Pacific League titles, died Wednesday morning. He was 65.
FOR THE RECORD: This corrects an earlier version that stated Berry was 66 when he died.
Berry was taken to Verdugo Hills Hospital on Oct. 11 after suffering two seizures inside the Crescenta Valley coaches’ office. After paramedics arrived, Berry went into cardiac arrest and was treated at the scene before being taken to the hospital. On Friday, he was taken off a ventilator and moved into the hospice wing of the hospital where he passed away.
Born Nov. 28, 1945, in Greensboro, N.C., Berry coached the Falcons for two tenures totaling 27 seasons. Berry, a La Crescenta resident, guided the Falcons to a CIF Southern Section Division III-A championship in 1986. The Falcons recorded a 5-4 win against Woodbridge, giving Crescenta Valley its first and only section crown and the first for any girls’ team in school chronicle.