Renowned coach dies

first_img(626) 578-6300160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Perhaps Muir High School football coach Ken Howard best summed up what the 45-year coaching career of Danny Robledo meant to the city of Pasadena. “He was a great motivator,” Howard said Tuesday. “I trusted him with my kids because he was honest. He was like a father figure to so many Pasadena kids that needed one.” Robledo, a legendary youth sports coach in Pasadena and Altadena, died Monday after an apparent heart attack – while coaching – at Brookside Golf Course. He was 70. Robledo, uncle of Pasadena Star-News prep sports editor Fred J. Robledo, was a volunteer golf coach at Muir, where he assisted his brother, Fred Robledo Sr. Robledo, born and raised in Pasadena, attended Muir in 1954 before joining the Army in 1955. After two years, he returned to Pasadena and went to work for L.A. County road department. He started coaching Little League teams in West Altadena in 1962 and his love affair with youth sports never ended. After baseball came football, and Robledo threw himself into that sport with the same energy. Robledo lived in Altadena with his wife, Darlene. Besides Darlene, he is survived by sons Danny Jr., Darin, David and Darby; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his father, Julio; brothers Fred, Mike and Carlos; and sisters Carmen and Julie. Funeral arrangements are pending. Services will be provided through Cabot & Sons funeral home in Pasadena. [email protected] last_img

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