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              New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks off the field after the Patriots lost to the New York Giants 21-17 in the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
              New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks off the field after the Patriots lost to the New York Giants 21-17 in the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)   

Longtime CSM coach dies: Tom Martinez, mentor of Tom Brady, succumbs to heart attack at 67

Tom Martinez, who has garnered a lot of attention for being Tom Brady’s longtime personal quarterback coach, was first known as a first-rate coach at College of San Mateo.

Martinez died of heart attack around 1 p.m. Tuesday while receiving a dialysis treatment. It was his 67th birthday.

“He was 67 and along with wife, Olivia, leaves three children … their spouses … six grandchildren and hundreds of young athletes in the Bay Area and around the country,” said Olivia Martinez in an email.

“Tom Martinez was a … physically and strong-willed person,” said former CSM athletic director Gary Dilley. “He fought a real battle with his ailments. It’s just a shame he passed.”

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