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ADAIR, ROBBIN On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, Robbin Adair passed away at San Diego Hospice surrounded by friends and loved ones. A longtime resident of Coronado, Robbin taught English at Coronado High School for 40 years while at the same time coaching girls' and boys' tennis and boys' basketball. In 2002 he received the California Coaches Association Coach of the Year Award for high school girls' tennis. At the time of his retirement in 2007, the high school tennis courts were named The Robbin Adair Complex in recognition of his outstanding service. Born in Pomona, CA, in 1945, Robbin graduated as senior class president at Pomona High School and while at Cal Western (now Point Loma Nazarene) he became Student Body President. Robbin's dedication to his community spanned his entire career as he took on the role of athletic director, summer school principal, and football game announcer for CHS. Outside of school he led many students in a Christian fellowship in his home. After retirement Robbin was able to travel the world as he had often dreamed. Among his journeys, Robbin was able to experience the grandest stages of tennis at Wimbledon and the Australian Open, witnessing some of his favorite players in action. Wherever Robbin traveled it was not unusual for familiar faces to greet him. The many lives he touched reflect the ultimate achievement of an extraordinary life. He is survived by his wife Karen, son Derek, and three grandchildren. Donations in his name may be made to Coronado High School, San Diego Hospice or St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Coronado.

Published in U-T San Diego on Nov. 2, 2012
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