(Covina) – Legendary Charter Oak head football coach Lou Farrar passed away from complications from Leukemia Sunday at the age of 73.
Charter Oak Football released this on Twitter.
“This morning Big Lou passed away peacefully from complications due to leukemia. He was diagnosed in April. His family will think of him everyday & are so grateful they had him as a guiding force in their lives & the lives of so many others. Funeral services will be shared soon.”
Farrar coached high school football for 52 years overall and 39 years at Charter Oak. He had 335 wins overall which ranks him sixth all-time in the California record books for high school coaches.
For the last few years there were numerous rumors and speculations that Farrar was going to retire. When I asked him about it at the Charter Oak Tournament in May of 2018 he told me how much coaching means to him especially when it comes to family.
“Yeah I thought about retiring but I can’t retire now. My grandson, who is going to be a freshman this year told me ‘I want to play for you Papa,” Farrar said. And so the legend remained on the sideline.
Farrar battled until he end before the disease wouldn’t allow him to continue.