Chris Brisco was well-known to kids and parents throughout the Peninsula area. He ran clinics and summer camps for youngsters at area recreation centers and schools. In addition, he was head varsity basketball for eight seasons and an assistant football coach at Point Loma High School.
Brisco died Jan. 16 of an apparent heart attack at the age of 57.
During his eight years as head basketball coach at PLHS he compiled a record of 102-103. In Central League play his teams were 56-42, capped by a 12-0 first place finish in 2012-13.
Brisco worked as a P.E. teacher at Patrick Henry High School but devoted his life to youth on the Peninsula.
He worked with boys and girls in the tee ball, soccer and basketball recreation program at Cabrillo Recreation Center and taught P.E. at Sacred Heart Academy in Ocean Beach.
Brisco was a popular assistant football coach for the Pointers, teaching many
freshmen and junior varsity players.
"Chris was a loyal, genuine and fun-loving friend," said Mike Hastings, PLHS head varsity football coach during Brisco's time with the team. "His smile would make me smile. He was a transformational coach for thousands of kids during his lifetime. I enjoyed coaching with him for many years and his fun and energetic (public address) announcing of our football games will always be remembered. Rest in peace, my friend."
Brisco remained close to the family of Jamal Agnew, a famed Pointer player now a member of the Detroit Lions of the NFL.
"You will be missed by family and friends," said Jamal's father Jerome. "You have touched so many lives with your warmth, smile and unconditional brotherly love."