This weekend, the T-Bird family and the El Paso community is hosting events to remember Coach Joe Gomez Jr., who died September 22.
Coach Joe was involved in a vehicle accident on the far east side on September 22nd. There is no further information on the accident at this time. He worked as a corrections officer for the El Paso County but spent the majority of his free time on the football field coaching with his Father and coached his son who is on the 6u squad for the Southeast T-Birds.
Coach Joe dedicated his time to coaching and was loved by many in the community.
“He was a fun-loving guy who loved coaching,” “He made football a great experience for these boys.”
He was a “classic family man,” There will be a moment of silence at all our games this week. Players, coaches and family members use the games as a time to celebrate and remember Coach Joe Jr. and the impact he had on the youth of our community.
In lieu of flowers, there is an account to help with funeral expenses and to support his family. You can donate through the T-Birds website. A donation can be made to the SE T-Birds to earmark the Joe Gomez Jr. Memorial fund. 100% of the donations will go directly to the family. You can also send donations to Shelby Gomez 3133 Hickman Street El Paso Texas 79936. Coach Joe Gomez was survived by his wife Shelby and Aaliyah 13, Mercedes 12 and Little Joe 7.
“He was a very giving and loving person,” “Not everyone can make an impact in a community at such a young age, but he did.” Our condolences go out to his family.