Goodyear Memorial Postponed Due to Weather, Pandemic

The Greg Goodyear Celebration of Life, slated for Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, will be rescheduled for a date in February or March, according to Culver City High School athletic director Tom Salter.

Greg Goodyear, who passed away several weeks ago after a long battle with prostate cancer, was a character famous within the world of CCHS sports, and far beyond. He played quarterback for the Centaurs In the late 1960s, throwing for 3,323 yards in his three-year varsity career.

Larry Wiener, a close friend of Goodyear, offered “He was all heart. The guy put so much energy and so much effort into his players, and he really tried to get all of them into scholarship programs, into good schools. He wanted them to be able to keep on playing the game.” 

No one was more dedicated to the football program than Coach Goodyear, and his time as a coach will be the high water mark for future football staff. 

Mike Cohen noted “Greg Goodyear was possessed by his birthright, as the son of the school’s late athletic director.  From the time we befriended in 1978 to the moment he died, Greg volunteered countless hours coaching football players, seeking scholarships for graduating seniors, raising funds for the Culver High Athletic Booster Club, which he co-founded, and writing game stories for the sole purpose of bettering the Centaur athletics program.  That legacy endures.” 

The forecast of inclement weather coupled with the Omicron variant prompted the decision to reschedule the event to be conducted in memory of the late Centaur football coach.

Judith Martin-Straw

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