In Loving Memory of Coach Casey Dumont

On August 7, 2021, Casey Dumont experienced a sudden cardiac arrest due to a previously undiagnosed cardiomyopathy and passed away shortly after.  He was 42 years young and leaves behind a beautiful 5-year old daughter...

Casey grew up in the So Cal high desert area, born to parents who were both career educators, and went on to attend college and play baseball at the University of Redlands before beginning his teaching career at his high school alma mater.   

He was a beloved member of the special education team at Irvine High as well the baseball and football programs over the past ten years. Casey embodied Irvine High's core values in working to develop the entire person, and using athletics to help in that mission.  He had such a profound impact on so many students and staff throughout the years as evidenced by the myriad of people who have reached out to us since his passing.  Hundreds of past students and student-athletes have posted wonderfully heartfelt comments regarding Casey to Instagram in what has become a tribute to his legacy as an educator and coach.

This fundraiser was organized by Gabe Cota, a long-time personal friend, co-worker and Irvine High School sports coaching partner of Casey Dumont. 

The priority for funds received will first be to reimburse Zachary Dumont, Casey’s brother, for all expenses incurred related to Casey’s memorial/funeral service to be held on September 4, 2021.  This is estimated to be $8,000-10,000.  Secondarily, funds received will be used to reimburse Zach Dumont for any out-of-pocket costs related to administering Casey’s estate, likely to be $7,000-10,000 as it will likely involve the work of a probate attorney.  The remaining balance of the funds, estimated to be $10,000-15,000, will be given Casey’s daughter (and sole heir) Keira Dumont.

Zach Dumont will withdraw the funds from GoFundMe and has committed to administering and managing the donated funds according to the priorities as detailed above.

Thank you so much for your support.  


  • Michael Forbes 
    • $300 
    • 3 mos
  • Kaden Solano 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 3 mos
  • Kayla doucette 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Robert Schweitzer 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Gabe Cota 
Irvine, CA
Zachary Dumont 
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