SBHS coach Jimenez loses battle with cancer

Dons football mourns the loss of assistant coach Mike Jimenez

Mike Klan, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Sports Director, mklan@keyt.com
POSTED: 09:51 PM PDT Jul 03, 2013    UPDATED: 12:00 AM PDT Jul 03, 2013 
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.