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Memorial Fund and Guest Book for Shawn Tompkins, Established

Written on August 16, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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A special guest book and memorial fund was established in memory of the well loved MMA coach, Shawn Tompkins.

The world of MMA was devastated by news of Shawn Tompkin’s death this past weekend.

A beloved husband and son, the 37-year-old MMA coach is a successful entrepreneur and a devoted mixed martial artist. Affectionately called as “The Coach” by his friends and fans, Shawn Tompkins was found dead in his sleep on August 14. He was in Canada to help prepare Chris Horodecki for the fighter’s next bout on September 10 at the time of his passing.

The Tompkins family extends their deepest gratitude to The Coach’s friends and fans for their support. They are also asking to respect their privacy during this very difficult time. Friends and fans who wish to express their sympathies to Shawn Tompkins’ family may log on to The Coach’s special guest book. Also established is the Shawn Tompkins Memorial Fund. Those who would like to contribute may contact

A memorial service will be held in Las Vegas in the coming weeks, and details will be announced at

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