Local football coaches, South High administrators, speak fondly of John Wren

Wren remembered as kind, nurturing, a teacher

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - South head football coach John Wren's passing last week caught many in Kern County by surprise, however, he was fondly remembered by South administrators and local high school coaches alike today.

Wren's funeral service was held at Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church in Bakersfield to celebrate his life.

Among local head football coaches attending the service were Frontier's Rich Cornford, Liberty's Brian Nixon, newly-named South head football coach Cary Mills, East coach Dave Thorp, Golden Valley's Erich Smith and Bakersfield Christian's Jerald Pieurucci.

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