Tom Brady's San Mateo mentor dies

Tom Brady tries to find kidney match for mentor

February 21, 2012 10:42:26 PM PST
The coach who mentored Super Bowl quarterback Tom Brady has died. Tom Martinez built his reputation as a quarterback guru.

Brady started being tutored by Martinez when the future pro was 12-years-old. Brady had worked to find a kidney donor for him, but Martinez suffered a heart attack while undergoing kidney dialysis Tuesday -- on his 66th birthday.

Martinez was considered one of California's most successful community college football coaches during his tenure at the College of San Mateo.