Jim Brownfield, who achieved prominence as a football and girls' track coach at Pasadena's John Muir High School in the 1980s and '90s, died early Monday. He was 81.
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Jim Brownfield: The obituary in Tuesday's LATExtra section of Jim Brownfield, football and girls' track coach at Pasadena's Muir High School, did not include his brother Bill Brownfield in the list of survivors. —
His brother, Warren, said Brownfield had major heart surgery 14 months ago. He died at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.
Born Jan. 15, 1929, in Long Beach, Brownfield graduated from Cal State L.A. in 1955.
Brownfield was a teacher and coach for more than 40 years in Southern California. His Muir teams won Southern Section football championships in 1985 and 1986, and won state girls' track titles in 1985 and 1989 and won four Southern Section track titles. He also was the football coach at Loyola University (now Loyola Marymount) in 1969, when the school was named National Club Football Assn. champions.
After retiring in 1996, Brownfield stayed active in coaching organizations, leading the San Gabriel Valley chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in honoring senior football players for their academic and athletic contributions.