“Coach” Charles E.G. Hoag was born on February 13, 1931 in Syracuse, New York and died peacefully in Ripon surrounded by his loving family on October 14, 2018.
Coach Hoag is preceded in death by his parents, sister, loving wife of 59 years Ann Macdonald Hoag and son Jay C. Hoag. He is survived by his daughter Jill (Bud) Schemper and son Jett (Lisa) Hoag of Ripon. He is also survived by ten dearly loved grandchildren, Finlay “Mac” Hoag of Lynden, WA, Neil (Marcail) of Gig Harbor, WA, Danny (Lauren) Hoag of Lynden, WA, Casey Hoag of Lynden, WA, Amy Parsons (Eric) of Valley Springs, CA, Brad (Nicole) Schemper of Ripon, Laura (Jesus) Chavez of Ripon, Derrick (Sarah) of Costa Mesa, CA, Katie (Aaron) Heether of Ripon, Jody Hoag of Temecula, CA, and 13 great grandchildren.
Coach Hoag attended high school in New York and graduated from Manlius Military Academy. He graduated with a bachelor degree in Physical Education from State University of New York in Cortland, New York. Coach Hoag served his country honorably is the US Army, serving in the Naval Reserves from 1954-1956.
He and Ann had a family and moved to California in 1964 where he served as an elementary and high school teacher and coach. They moved to Ripon so that their children could attend Ripon Christian Schools. “Coach” retired from Ripon Christian in June 1993, after 24 years coaching high school basketball and baseball. He loved teaching the fundamentals of baseball and basketball to players who were interested in learning the “major league swing” and shooting a moon ball that will go through the hoop with 40% more accuracy.
He was known for his ability to talk to anyone about his religious beliefs to just about anyone from the man on the street to inmates at Folsom Prison.
Many people will remember Coach Hoag’s other love in life-doing Magic Shows. He carried his bag of tricks everywhere he went and loved to entertain people. He loved to sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” and “California Here I Come”. He had a generous spirit and a tender heart. His childlike and playful spirit defined him as a creative thinker who loved creating joy in life until the end. He will be missed by his loving family and friends. His celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, October 25th at 10am at First CRC in Ripon.
Donations may be made to Ripon Christian Schools or Bethany Home. For condolences to his family, please visit his online guestbook at www.deeganfuneralchapels.com