Legend Chet DeVore passes away

Longtime coach, teacher and administrator Chet DeVore passed away on January 7. He was 92.

A longtime fixture in the South Bay, Mr. DeVore was a part of the Chula Vista High staff when the school opened in 1947 and was a highly successful football coach there. Mr. DeVore later served as Southwestern College president and was the founding commissioner of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference, according to an obituary on the San Diego Union-Tribune website.

Mr. DeVore, a San Diego State graduate,  was also a highly decorated combat veteran, and was honored with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.

A founding member of the San Diego High School Coaching Legends Committee, Mr. DeVore was honored as part of the inaugural class of Legends in 1999.

Services for Chet were on Monday, January 10, 2011, at Chula Vista Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting a donation to the Chester S. DeVore Scholarship at Southwestern College, Office of the President, 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910.


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