Joe Reyda death: Former athletic director of Gonzaga college high school died from heart attack

Joe Reyda cause of death. (Source: Facebook)

The longstanding athletic director Joe Reyda ’85 passed away unexpectedly, and the Gonzaga community mourns his loss. When news of Joe Reyda’s untimely death broke, everyone was shocked and saddened. Keep reading to know more about Joe Reyda and his cause of death in detail.


Who was Joe Reyda?

Since 2001, Joe Reyda has served as the athletic director at Gonzaga College High School. From 1989 to 19945, he worked as the assistant dean of students and the assistant athletic director. He completed his bachelor’s degree in arts in psychology at the Catholic University of America. Up until his passing, he resided in Kensington, Maryland.

Joe Reyda attended Gonzaga College High School for his education. Coach Reyda participated in both football and golf as a student-athlete and coached both sports at Eye Street for a combined total of 18 years in football (three of those as Head Coach) and nine years in golf. He has been a full-time employee for 32 years, and he is currently in his 20th year as AD. In 2016, Coach Reyda was inducted in the Gonzaga Joe Kozik Athletic Hall of Fame.

Gonzaga has won a total of 165 championships under his direction as AD. In an interview, Coach Reyda discussed a variety of topics, including his admiration for all of our head coaches and his capacity to connect with them, the significance of organisation and flexibility for all athletic directors, his thoughts on long hours and the recent addition of lights to Buchanan Field, a few of his favourite moments, and more.


How did Joe Reyda die?

Joe Reyda, the cherished and eminent longtime athletic director at Gonzaga College High School, passed away early this morning, June 27, 2023, at his home.

Rev. Joseph E. Lingan, S.J., ’75, the president of Gonzaga College High School, announced the heartbreaking announcement on Facebook.

Many people whose lives Joe touched will miss him dearly, and he leaves behind many friends. President Rev. Joseph asked that during this extremely difficult time, everyone would remember Tricia, Joe’s wife, and their two daughters, Molly and Caroline in prayers. Funeral arrangements will be addressed in more detail as soon as it is available.


Joe Reyda cause of death

We’re sorry to have to inform you that Joe Reyda has passed away.

Joe Reyda was regarded as having a friendly personality. Many people must be curious to know the Joe Reyda cause of death in light of the recent news.

Joe Reyda reportedly suffered a heart attack and died. Joe was a much-loved and valuable contributor to Gonzaga school community. He influenced thousands of young men’s Gonzaga experiences as veteran athletic director. He was an honorable leader who had a kind heart.

He was also a loving husband, father, and friend. He also loved Gonzaga more than anyone, giving of himself as a graduate, a seasoned coach, and a devoted worker for more than three decades.

Joe was an ideal man for others and a role model for students and coworkers. He will be sorely missed.


Tributes to Joe Reyda

Many people expressed their profound sympathies to his family and expressed how much they loved him.

Michelle Marie Wilson wrote : “I am so sad and shocked to hear of your sudden passing Joe Reyda. THANK YOU for everything you did and role modeled for my son. My prayers for the entire Reyda family. #gonzagafootballfamily #GonzagaFamily 💔💜💔💜💔💜”

Niveen wrote: “Truly heartbreaking news. Joe was so kind and genuine. I know that Tom – my husband, Joe’s friend and fellow Gonzaga alum – will be rooting for all Gonzaga sports together in heaven. 💜🦅 Prayers and love to his wife and children.”

Mike Dunn wrote: “Joe was and will always be an absolute pillar of Eye Street – he was a humble and inspiring leader, much beloved. He always made time to come speak and mingle with the dads in the Fathers Club. A true man for others – he will be missed terribly.”

One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died. We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.

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