"Coach Berry was one of the most caring people," said Lauren Strangis, a former Falcons player and assistant coach under Berry. "Whether you were still on the team or you had graduated, he'd come out to the games and he was always somebody who was there if needed.
"He had such a vast knowledge for softball and he loved sports in general. He always said that if you put in the effort and continued to learn that you can accomplish anything."
5 Former Vaq Hue Jackson takes over Oakland Raiders: Following his days as a standout quarterback with GCC in the mid-1980s, Jackson spent the ensuing years building a career in coaching — first in the college ranks with USC and other Pac-10 schools as a running backs coach, then as an assistant with several NFL teams before landing the Raiders offensive coordinator position in 2010.