Simon Chavez loved Dons baseball as a player and a coach. The 2008 Santa Barbara High School graduate was killed Tuesday morning while walking along Highway 101 in a hit and run crash. Chavez played varsity baseball for the Dons in 2008 and the last few years he was the coach for Santa Barbara’s junior varsity team. He took this fall off to go back to school. Dons varsity head coach Fred Warrecker remembers the 22-year old Chavez as always either smiling or laughing.
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