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Mariner Junior Football coach dies, fundraiser set to cover funeral cost


Last updated 6/23/2021 at 3:25pm

Photo courtesy of Mariner Junior Football

Mariner Junior Football coach Albert "Coach Bigg" Okumbe with one of his players.

Mariner Junior Football is mourning the loss of a coach and friend.

A fundraiser has been launched to cover the funeral expresses for Albert "Coach Bigg" Okumbe, who recently died.

Mariner Junior Football President Joel Anker described Okumbe has the soul of the program.

"Coach Bigg had such a positive effect on so many in the Mariner football family," Anker said. "Coach Bigg coached so many of our kids through the years, and this is a huge loss for the community, for the program and especially his family and friends Words can't describe how much we are all going to miss him and the impa...

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