Jim-Sweeney-Obituary

In Memory Of

Jim Sweeney

Sep 1, 1929 - Feb 8, 2013 (Age 83)

Guest Book

Valenda Newell

November 12, 2016 | Indianapolis, IN

Daniel Mendoza

May 20, 2013 | Carmel By The Sea, CA

RIP coach... Putting Central Valley on the map.

Linda Leon

May 02, 2013 | Fresno, CA

My condolences to the Sweeney Family.

February 24, 2013

Dear Sheila and family,
Although I never met Coach Sweeney, I felt I knew him through Sheila who regaled me with wonderful, funny stories of life in the Sweeney family. One story I recall was when Coach Sweeney "rode" across the stadium in triumph imitating the Trojan mascot after defeating USC! Sheila, you and your family have my deepest sympathy. And Happy Birthday; I never forget to wish you a H.B. on the 13th. Please get in touch. Love from your "winged sister",...

La Shawn C

February 18, 2013 | Brooklyn, NY

May the God of the bible strengthen you during this most difficult time.

February 17, 2013

Another Butte boy does good - a life well lived. God Bless the Sweeney family.

Paul Hansen

February 16, 2013 | Buellton, CA

May God bless you coach Sweeney and all the lives you touched. you are the best and always will be.

Joe Sorbo

February 16, 2013 | Fresno, CA

We will miss you coach. You taught us life lessons about how to pursue our dreams. You affected so many of us who didnt play the game of football. You gave us that Bulldog Spirit that will live within my famaily forever. Thank you so much, The Sorbo Family

Don Neary

February 16, 2013 | Portland, OR

Butte, Portland, Kalispell, Bozeman, Pullman, Fresno. We all claim him as our own, when he really belongs to all of us. He made a huge impact everywhere he went. Thanks Coach.

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By Andy Boogaard / The Fresno BeeJim Sweeney, who christened Fresno State a "sleeping giant" when he arrived in 1976 and then awakened not only the school but a region with 19 years of charismatic, firm and witty leadership as a football coach, died Friday. He was 83."He was the...

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