Water Polo Coach Dies in Auto Accident -- May 21, 2002
May 21. JOHN Hale, water polo coach for CHAWP (Chino Hills Area Water Polo) youth program died Saturday, May 18th, in an automobile accident.
John was 48 years old. He leaves his wife, Peggy, and five children: Joshua 19, Joylynn 17, Julie 15, Johnathan 12 and Jackie 8. Josh , Joylynn, Jonathan and Jackie were all CHAWP water polo athletes.
John had been an integral member of the CHAWP coaching team for the past year and has developed many of its younger players. He was also the head coach of the Rowland High School swimming and water polo programs. Under his tenure, Rowland teams consistently had winning seasons. John provided service to athletes as a waterepolo official for many years as well and
dedicated himself to helping young athletes achieve their potential in both athletics and in personal growth. John was also actively involved in his church and community.
John Hale was a very special member of the CHAWP family. He brought more than coaching skills to that program. He was a quiet hero and role model - an exceptional man whose honesty and integrity defined him to his family, friends, athletes and their parents.
John Hale was a personal mentor to me to many in the CHAWP program. They will always be grateful for his impact on their lives and his support. The CHAWP organization will miss John greatly. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family as they deal with his loss.
A Trust account has been set up for John's family at Citizens Business Bank in Chino. Anyone interested in helping out can send a check to:
The John Hale Trust
Citizens Business Bank
12808 Central Ave.
Chino, CA 91710
A memorial service is scheduled to be on Saturday, May 25, at 11:00am at Christ's Church of the Valley in San Dimas, CA.
Christ's Church of the Valley (CCV)
1404 Covina Blvd.
San Dimas, CA 91773