SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

1984 Santa Barbara High School graduate Mike Jimenez lost his battle with cancer. He was an assistant coach with the Dons football team since 2008 and coached Santa Barbara's JV squad this past year.

His son Jason Jimenez played varsity and graduated in June. According to school principal John Becchio, Mike Jimenez wanted to make his son's graduation and Father's Day. He did both.