Guam wrestling community mourns the passing of Tiyan wrestling coach Nate Tully

Nate Tully with wife Maria Dunn and children. Photo courtesy of Nate Tully FB

Earlier Saturday morning, Guam lost an amazing human being in coach Nate Tully, the wrestling coach of Tiyan High School and head coach of the Snakepit Wrestling Club.

An amazing man, husband and father, he leaves behind his wife Maria Dunn and children Marleya and Tyson including hundreds of wrestling athletes that he has shaped throughout his time on Guam.

Tully dedicated himself to the island unselfishly and coached not just the Tiyan Titans but youth from kindergarten through high school from all villages and schools. “Our prayers are with Nathan and his family and with all of Guam’s youth whom he has coached and mentored through the years,” said GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez.

“Nate was a friend and a family member to all of us and he will be dearly missed,” said ISA acting program coordinator Al Garrido. “You would see him and Maria and the kids at many of our wrestling events. His contributions to our community will not be forgotten.”

On Tully’s Facebook page, the following paid tribute:

Celine Comia
Thank you for being such a great force. You’ve made such a great impression in my life since we’ve worked at CK.  You’ll be missed
Maryann Palomas Paet 

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7
He fought hard, he finished strong and he kept his faith. Nate, I’m going to miss your classroom visits and our talk. Thank you for the memories. I love you and I will greatly miss you. Fly high brother— until we meet again. @snakepit_wrestling_academy

Maria Alain DeVille Sablan
You live on in us. We will honor you and your memory with every part of us, forever. Until we meet again my brother.