The community is mourning the passing of De Anza High graduate and former Contra Costa College football player and coach DeAndre Green, who was fatally shot in West Oakland Friday afternoon.
A GoFundMe fundraiser has been established to raise funds to assist his three children.
Green, 34, was shot at about 3:05 p.m. Friday in the 1700 block of 14th Street, near Pullman Way, according to KTVU. No motive for the shooting has been reported.
Green graduated from De Anza High and also played and coached at both CCC and Montana State University, where he earned a sociology degree. According to the East Bay Times, at the time of his death, he served as a counselor to students at Castlemont High in Oakland, where he was reportedly known to dig into his own pocketbook to support youth, and was an assistant football coach at Oakland Tech.
Gloria Brown, an aunt of Green’s, described her nephew online as a loving husband and father and a humanitarian.
“De Andre Green was an amazing young man,” Brown said.
Contra Costa College issued a statement today in remembrance of the star wide receiver. Coach Green first came to CCC as a high school student in 2002, according to college officials.
“A talented wide receiver, he played football under Coach McDermott as a full-time CCC student from 2005 to 2006,” the college said. “A football scholarship then took him to Montana State, where he played for the Bobcats in the 2008-2009 season before graduating with a bachelor’s degree. His passion for football brought him back to CCC, where he returned as an instructional aid in 2012. He then went on to serve as assistant football coach under the legendary Alonzo Carter for the 2016 season.”
CCC Athletics Director John Wade offered fond memories of Green.
“My favorite memories of DeAndre are of the toy drives he and his brother organized during the Christmas season,” Wade said. “He was a coach and teacher who wanted to improve young men on the field and off. He truly wanted to give back to Oakland, Richmond and the Bay Area. He’ll be greatly missed.”
The Montana State University football program also issued a statement this week.
“The Bobcat football family lost a great one with the passing of DeAndre Green Sr.,” team officials said. “We are keeping his family in our thoughts and prayers.”