HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Legendary Farrington football coach and player Edward "Skippa" Diaz died at his home early Saturday morning.
The 70-year old had battled stage four gastric adenocarcinoma for four years.
Randall Okimoto, who starred as a running back under Diaz in the late 80's and early 90's, said he lost "a mentor, coach, and friend in my life."
Diaz was an All-ILH football player who went on to star at Oregon State as an All-Pac 10 defensive tackle and eventually played professionally in the CFL.
He retired from coaching in 1999.
Services are pending.