January 3, 1981 ~ November 18, 2022

Born in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Resided in: Torrance, California

South Bay Loses Highly Regarded Baseball Coach

Beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandson and coach, Sean “Leche” Thompson passed peacefully on Friday, November 18, 2022 at the age of 41.  He is survived by his wife, Alex, his children Grace and Brayden, his father Timothy John Thompson, his mother Barbara Anne Haynes and his brothers Timothy John Thompson Jr. and Alex Haynes.

Sean was a pillar in his community of Redondo Beach and Torrance.  Sean played baseball at Redondo Beach High School, El Camino College and UC Santa Barbara until he was drafted into the minors by the Chicago White Sox as a left-handed pitcher, where he played in the Pioneer league for several years.

Sean returned to the South Bay to raise his family and continue his passion of coaching baseball. Over a 14-year period Sean coached at House of Hardball Hitmen, Beach City Prospects, SoCal Mavericks, Pacific Coast Hardball, APS, Redondo Beach High School, Palos Verdes High School and Marymount California University, where he guided thousands of kids in the game of baseball. He turned his love of baseball to helping young people achieve their dreams.

A memorial will be held Sunday, November 27th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions – Rice Center, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA.

A Go Fund Me has been setup for Sean’s wife and kids, 


Service: November 27, 2022 11:00 am

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - Rice Center
5310 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503


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  1. My fondest memory is his childhood years ..Barbara would by and little Sean would called Peepee Aurie instead of Titi Aurie…my girls loved to play ..dress him ..treat him like he was their baby…when he moved to the west coast we sort of lost touch but he was always in my prayers…rip my love

  2. candle 4Such a loss to us all.
    So many love him. He was always positive and magnetic. His smile could light up a city. He was the type of guy that you couldn’t help but loving because he was just purely kind and good. I’m going to miss him forever and this world won’t be the same without him. I love you buddy.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to family.

  3. candle 3My brother and dear friend I remember our first Tball game and the time I flew you to Redondo beach to live with dad! I’ll never forget you I hope we will meet again !!! Love you bro

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