Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame recipient, Jerry Dosser, went peacefully with the Lord on March 26, 2013. He passed away from complications with his heart and cancer. He graduated from Brackenridge HS in 1951 and after serving in the U.S. Air Force, returned to graduate from Trinity University in 1959. That year his coaching career began at Rhodes Jr HS and in 1963 he moved to Edison HS where he remained until his retirement in 1985. He became the head baseball coach at Edison in 1966 and served in that capacity for 16 years, a tenure that at the time of his retirement was unsurpassed by any other baseball coach in the history of the San Antonio ISD. Known for his ability to teach the game of baseball, he coached three of his successors at Edison as well as numerous other coaches around the state. In appointing Dosser as Edison's first baseball coach, Athletic Director Barry Ehlert commissioned him to start what he was lead to believe would be an intramural program. With no assistant coach, no JV program, and no on-campus baseball facility he soon brought this "intramural" program to the U.I.L. playoffs. In his own words, his career "centered around family, school and community" and for that he will long be remembered. He loved baseball, football, dancing, golf and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Dosser. Family members include son Jerry Dosser and his wife Deanna Dosser, daughter Sheryl Dosser Cook and her husband Tom Cook, granddaughter Charity Walker and her husband David Walker, granddaughter Stephanie Dosser and her fiancÚ Joshua Sypert and granddaughters Morgan and Lindsey McGuire. Great granddaughters are Danielle and Maggie Walker. A Life Celebration will be held in his honor on Saturday, April 20th at 10:00AM in the Edison HS gym on 701 Santa Monica Street for family and friends.
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