MILITARY BOWL FOUNDATION MOURNS PASSING OF DC TOUCHDOWN CLUB EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER JOE REYDA
The Military Bowl Foundation mourns the passing of DC Touchdown Club Executive Committee member Joe Reyda, who died of an apparent heart attack early Wednesday morning, according to Gonzaga College High School President Rev. Joseph E. Lingan.
“Simply put, Joe was one of the very best,” Military Bowl Foundation President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “Whether it was chipping in to help on a project, coming up with ideas or just being supportive, Joe was always there to lend a hand. He was a leader in the Gonzaga community and positively influenced so many students who passed through its doors. We send our condolences to Joe’s wife, Tricia, and daughters Molly and Caroline.”
Reyda, a 1985 Gonzaga graduate, worked at his alma mater since 1989 and had served as the school’s athletic director since 2001. He also coached golf and football during his 34-year tenure at the school.
“He was a humble leader, a gentle soul and a devoted husband, father and friend,” Lingan wrote in a letter to the Gonzaga community. “And he loved Gonzaga as much as anyone, giving of himself as an alumnus, longtime coach and dedicated employee of over three decades. A role model for our students and colleagues and a consummate man for others, Joe will be profoundly missed.”