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Former Warrior coach Jerry Humpert is pictured from his days at Tehachapi High School in 1971. Humpert, a counselor at Tehachapi High, worked as the men's varsity basketball coach during the 1971-72 season.


Posted on October 19, 2006, by thswarriors.com

Memorial services were held October 9, 2006 for Dr. Jerry L. Humpert at the San Diego Mission de Alcala. Humpert, 62, passed away on October 3, 2006 after a long battle with cancer.

Dr. Humpert helped mentor hundreds of students, colleagues and friends during his long career in the education field. Born in a small town in rural Indiana and a one-time semi-pro baseball player, Jerry got his first teaching position in Tehachapi in the late 1960's. Jerry was active as a high school coach in Tehachapi, including one year as the men's varsity basketball coach during the 1971-72 basketball season.

Dr. Humpert left Tehachapi for a promotional opportunity at Cal State Bakersfield, and then went on to educational opportunities at two different community colleges in the San Diego area --- Grossmont and Cuyamaca.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years Sherryl (Warner) Humpert; daughters Kari Parker and Marci Lecture; two grandchildren; mother Esther; and brothers Ron and Dale Humpert. Jerry Humpert met his wife Sherryl while working in Tehachapi.

Donations can be made to the Jerry Humpert Scholarship Fund, Cuyamaca College, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon, Attn: Ernie Williams/Financial Aid. Please sign the guest book at: www.obituaries.uniontrib.com