Services for former Servite football standout Brian Baggott

June 22nd, 2016, 3:48 pm ·

· posted by STEVE FRYER

Services for Brian Baggott, a football standout at Servite and UCLA, include a visitation Thursday and Funeral Mass on Friday. 

All services will be at St. Angela Merici Church in Brea. 

The visitation there is Thursday at 6 p.m. followed by a wake. The Funeral Mass is Friday at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Servite High School for the Brian Baggott Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

Baggott died Monday at age 57. He had been fighting cancer for many months. 

He was All-CIF Southern Section Division AAAA defense first team as a senior in 1975. Baggott represented UCLA in the Japan Bowl postseason all-star game in 1980. 

He was inducted into the Servite Hall of Fame last month. Baggott played football, basketball and baseball and competed in track and field at Servite, and later was a Servite football assistant coach. He played safety at UCLA. 

Baggott is the only player in UCLA history to return two interceptions for touchdowns in one game, having done so against Cal in 1978.

 Former UCLA coach Terry Donahue remembered Baggott as a rugged player. 

“Brian was a very instinctive player and was as tough as a player could be,” Donahue said. “We really didn’t have a more competitive player in our program.” 

Donahue spoke with Baggott several times during Baggott’s illness. 

“He was such a competitor, the kind of guy who had you convinced he was going to beat it,” Donahue said. 

Baggott is survived by his wife Peggy and their sons Jack and Kevin. He also is survived by brothers Bill, Bob and Dave.

Servite also published on its website information on the services for Baggott.


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