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Students and Friends Mourn Death of Popular La Quinta Wrestling Coach

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Students and Friends Mourn Death of Popular La Quinta Wrestling Coach

By David Reese. CREATED Oct 21, 2013

LA QUINTA - Students and staff are morning the death of Tom Jenkins, La Quinta High School's popular wrestling coach and advisor.

During his 12-years at the school, Coach Jenkins led the wrestling team to 8 consecutive league titles.

His family says he died peacefully Sunday afternoon following a year-long battle with cancer.   He is survived by his wife, and several children.

KMIR's Thalia Hayden visited the school Monday and heard from students and staff how much Jenkins meant to them.