LBCC – Hall of Champions Ceremony 2010

LBCC – Hall of Champions Ceremony 2010


it time the welcome to the night and your holiday
champions suction banquet not tonight is really a very special
night for a long beach city college in particularly for the area of athletics because we got to recognize and say
welcome home to so many of our past athletes tonight we have eight outstanding
competitors and coaches involved with long beach city college athletics who
are going to honor this evening in addition were able to collectively
recognize an honor six individuals who come from our own merits category and i promise you is this evening on
faults tonight i guarantee this gymnasium in will once
again come alive with stories from the past and all you old vikings are going to
have that biking spirit again it’s going to be a special night we were really
glad that you joined us i’m not all the inductees were able to
join us this evening but the vast majority of them are here
dandruff ankle for their attendance and biz to begin this evening we want to
direct your attention over here to the northwest corner of the gymnasium so we can not welcome those honorees and family
representatives who could attend as they take their seats we’d like to
call this part of our program are parade of champions so let’s get under way to
the music representing the sport track and field
during the nineteen fifty in nineteen fifty one season record-setting high jumper please
welcome chadwick the financing the represents the sport of tennis national
junior college doubles champion from the class of ninety forty seven nineteen forty please welcome garments representing gosling roman ninety thirty six seven apcs break readiness in the college and professional ranks please welcome his children representing
him and on a rate change at the and gots to new
york you’re going to hear more about this
special family later on this evening three of our income areas and that these
could not be with us this evening but we do want to acknowledge family first a
former athlete who had frail bcc to a conference instinct championship in nineteen fifty
four generations stand on that nineteen sixties also had a great
herrera’s holds mathematical ourselves someone elastomeric assert first baseman and a short stop on our
nineteen forty eight am fourteen nineteen and also became one of the most successful coaches and
morally history and therefore party boy if that’s what i have to get
out for those three m restaurant leaves girls who attended and competed at long
beach city college during a more recent time frame and will be officially inducted tonight
let’s now meet that group now entering the g_m_ let’s welcome an
athlete representing the sport of baseball competing in nineteen seventy
six in nineteen seventy seven yet an outstanding career both at the
college level and as a professional please welcome band gospel b_c_c_i_ fortunate to have has insisted
championships to express one of those because of our next
impacting letters teammates in the sport of all evolved during the nineteen
eighties susan please welcome our trek for you here’s another outstanding football
athlete a member of our national championship team lead well vcc during the night ninety five and nineteen ninety six
season please welcome now horsing now entering the gymnasium is one of the
best female athletes to come out a long beach city college representing the
sport of water polo please welcome the first two-time all-american for women’s
water polo from long beach kasi seepage tonight the sport of track and field is
again represented by a laura nineteen eighty and nineteen eighty-one teams day instilled a lot of these pollard hogs earning power florida with outstanding accolades
involved football and track some of his best during the nineteen
sixty nine sixty one season rolemodels looks like you could still get a hold on and now joining us another talented an
outstanding performer nineteen seventy five and nineteen seventy-six basketball
teams please welcome being decker and our final is that he has been
inducted in into our hall under the coaches category please welcome an
individual who has had one of the best runs ever as our head football coach from nineteen
ninety two to two thousand and two please welcome our current athletic
director larry rice cakes graduations larry as this room for talent or what i love this thank you for just about three years now long
beach city college has been under the leadership of our superintendent
president you loyal cli this is a president who i’d just have to
say understands how to lead he’s always had a clear vision of what
long beach city college should be doing and providing for our students in our
community and keeps the entire staff focused on
one thing and one thing only and that student success by this focus on student success is
critical both during prosperous times and we can
expand programs and services and particularly critical now when we find ourselves challenged by the
current economic conditions in the end our decisions as
administrators and staff are centered on our students who ultimately become the beneficiaries pop president oakley also understands the area bowflex and we all appreciate
his continued support and but also we understands the benefits
that student athletes bring to the college including important statistical
information that supports this concept of student success for his leadership style was welcomed in
our area and we appreciate what he continues to provide for student
athletes both in terms of facilities and the support that he gives them
personally so to officially greed associating with you please welcome our
superintendent president fuel oil click good evening rite aid’s it’s great to see all here celebrating one of the pride of
traditions that we have and that is all you are wonderful wonderful history
mathematics and it’s wonderful to have that
opportunity to want to your get together and honor that history that history continues to be made today
we have every semester are wonderful wonderful
cadre of excellent athletes an what makes me proud as is that we have such great great coaches great great teachers and great great
leaders and then you’re honoring one today and layer rise big archuleta
director yes absolutely it’s not just about winning at long
beach city college although it helps dozen hard to put another that are on the wall but the most
important thing is what comes out of this college and what
they learn here at this college and our staff are foot step is a wonderful job
of insuring that no matter when or lose our students are going to come out here number one in their community also want take this opportunity to thank the one person that makes our athletic program just looked so professional and so well we have absolutely the very best dean of
p_m_s_ let it in the state of california so let me take this opportunity for it doctor john philpott i will get out your way but before i do
that you know this college has been great for
over eighty two years and it’s met many many challenges and we
are right in the middle of one of those
challenges right now and i need all of your support to help
us get through this challenge but we are being squeezed from every
single direction we have one of the largest high school
uh… graduation classes has ever descended
upon california we have one of the worst economic situations as ever brace california and we have c_s_ u_n_ you see cutting
back our students are under a lot of pressure
and they need your support they need your support for your voices through
your voices to the legislature into the people of california that we need to
keep places like long beach city college operating at a hundred percent
especially now in our students needs the most so i appreciate your support and
i’ll use a little sports analogy ’cause that usually works best you know we’re
in the third quarter we’re getting our budget right now but we will win this game because we
have the very best salad and the very best ins in the state of california
still think you for being here enjoy your evening thank you very much and i really
appreciate it and now like to invite to the podium ernest mcbride junior to deliver tonight’s invocation in
earnest as a member of our induction class of two thousand nine to the holiday champions and no one for
both as football and track skills and aside from that his excellent
support in the community coaching our youth which i think we all can admire is not only a good man but remains a
very loyal friend of the to long beach city college sorry would lead us in our
invocation place evaluates please heavenly father would you blast this
great institution in this festivities we have in this
evening of family and friends acquaintances in hall of fame union deputies past and present would you please bless the food beer
with me about to receive them bless roles i have to leave some students that
are serving us this evening for christ sake at least no system and we played amy thank you very much now i also like to point out one more
thing before we start our food services at all of these individuals who are going
to serbia tonight our current student athletes and so they’re on the same teams that
you were they’re competing hard in the classroom
they’re competing well on the fields in courts so as a service say hello to amass them
what sport they’re doing and not now enjoy your meal in all the good
company around your table and we’ll get started with the induction ceremony
after week enjoy your evening that titled and thank you very much thereby enjoy their meal i hope so that was uh… as well done you know i would like you to do evening
i got lost smattering of a plots going here but i’d like it to once again if
you would take a look to the rear of the gymnasium here at all these great
student athletes did a great job of serving us and i hope he’ll once again thank them look at that standing ovations you need
to get some of that while you’re out on the courts and fields ladies of the reasons we exist right
here are student athletes and not we appreciate all of them given up there friday night to hang with
a bunch of us old stirs and uh… by you guys did a great job so thank you
very much now a couple other quick intros if i may
you know i just want to say that as the dena physical education apple
excite me and i just i work with one of greatest staffs around and they’re just great colleagues and i
see them every day and made me really truly understand the concept of being a team just like the rest of you did when you are competing here at long
beach city college now like dinner do so few of them to you
if i may first couple of the people who really
run the place for the artist stephanie athletic office and i i
i would like to have christy lots lucy romero and chris ruiz standard be
recognized i think he puts all straight first press wave your hand chris bury
our thank you so much for all the things you do in addition i’d like to thank the
banquet planning committee members of the holiday champions committee opera
putting things together we have some folks from a media services back here we
have some students from our sound reinforcement
group and and could i just have anybody who serves
on our holiday champions committee ought to wave your hand and check may
recognize you again later but i just want to say thank you for all you all
you did to make tonight a reality so especially reductions i’d like to
make as we have a couple of our board of trustees members with us tonight and i’d first like to acknowledge someone who is a member of
our hall of fame he is a vice president of our long beach city college board of
trustees and represents area five doctor tom clark tom wary of we had our president with this mark on
he had to leave yet another commitment but i want to thank him for showing up and our other board members are much
like time here who support everything we do
and we appreciate them continuously you’ve already met our superintendent
presently loyal cleavage thanks again eli for giving up your time and i
hopefully tonight was a little more relaxing for even some of
the other challenges you’re faced with right now so thank you so much also we put on a dance like this really
has members of the community show up and i want to thank them for attending two thousand three inductee into our
holiday champions also just happens to be a member of our long beach city
council he represents a six-day trip district
and i please please welcome councilmen de andrews or are you being stand-up deionized a teacher cross apart from
each other a poly in the early seventies and the do you have any laws all
polyester suits left i’d i’d love to have a couple of those things when you
were always sharp as could be and it’s always fun to be able to introduce former mayors when they’re in
attendance and some of you were probably have this individual is your mayor when
u were performing here is an athlete and uh… former mayor eunice auto i know she is
here yunus where are you stamp there she has backed their units and thank you bill alexander for keeping
the mayor out nak tibet so it’s really a appreciative i’m also very fortunate to work with
really the best physical education staff that you can find around and they’re a
great group of caring individuals they know what they’re doing they love
athletes to take care of them and i’d like to be knowledge those were
in attendance both the administrators and on some of the staff for star uh… department had a physical
education will shock will wario got a few fans were taken your
psychology class well ok alright cheer loud for might help your grade you
never know and i are men’s athletic director writer
days before larry rice big he’ll be honored later stand-up larry and connie thanks for working through this week
with all the crotch is not worry connie sears are women’s athletic director where there she is back their work in
the sound thank you connie and could i have any of our current coaches were faculty members who were in
attendance please stand up as a group buy we want to acknowledge shield carried a cell cake jacobson mike rice big gary anderson day process thank you so much these are the people
who do all the great things for the student athletes on a daily basis thank
you also from the commuter airline i think
the press telegram for showing up tonight in our own viking newspaper
unites they still have an honest answer and dave felton thanks for the great
uh… article in the paper today to kick this
off we appreciate that very much and their few members of my fellow
members of long beach century club here tonight if you don’t know about the century club
some of you may have been honored by them in your days zip organizations at fifty-five years
strong they still support amateur athletics throughout the city so you my fellow fete eccentric club
members and tennis night i saw sam demand somewhere he’s there in a few others but thank you
for a continuing to knowledge bill smother in c rhino and support amateur athletics songs and getting couple plugs here i
would like to give one and i think it’s us somewhere in your
program there tonight we haven’t handle fundraiser that help supporter
athletic programs and on may thirteenth all right down the
street here at lakewood country club we’re going to have our twenty-seventh
annual major fundraiser golf tournament and if
you’d like to get involved in that just come up and see me afterwards either as a participant or a donor in some way we’d love to have
you get involved in this year we’re going to put on this tournament in memory of two
individuals who lose some of you may have had contact
with who recently passed away our restaurant and dr john cash will
borrow who was our team position for so many
years work we’re doing that in their memory
but we’re also honoring for that turn it on mister sam demas member of your
holiday champions and up a great great athlete in his day too so we hope but now you will get involved
in that if you have interest please just let me know later that’s all done under our foundation athletic associates to help raise funds
but as long as i’m talking about the foundation i would like to do side to individuals and i think
they’re still here yes they are dr virginia baxter as the executive director of the foundation in
our assistant director dana walsh fleeced anobii recognized they they raise money all year long one for all kinds of causes across our
campus and uh… dr baxter uh has turned that arenas
ation into fifteen years ago was about a one
hundred thousand the two hundred thousand dollar operation to how much
today ginny ten million dollars so that tells you
how we’re helping students threw out here the main goal of the holiday champions
is committee is to raise awareness of the rich athletic tradition we have here
at long beach city college of us secondary goal though is obviously to
raise some funds and if you look in your program there on page two or three whatever it
is you’ll notice that there are kind of various levels of giving and on some of you you know who may want
may want to get involved some way that allows us to expand the hall improve the
facilities here and just uh… assist assist our student
athletes in ways that uh… we can’t otherwise through these tough budget
times so if any of you would like to know more
about that dot c_ connie or larry retract per jenny or dana or any of our coaches and we’ll tell you
how to get involved in that thank you for for thinking about that
and uh… that’s enough for the paper marshall
amounts counsel i guess that uh… we just want to give you some to think
about and i have one final introduction the
kind of before we get things going tonight and and over ten years ago the hall of
champions was still kind of a concept and we were talking about how can we
just honor and recognize and keep this ridge aflac tradition going and and at that time check mcferrin was our
men’s athletic director and under checks leadership the hall of champions became
a reality and although chuck retired six or seven
years ago we still don’t let him get away we keep
min vault in we ask him to stay connected because of his expertise in his
commitment to this particular activity and his love for for
student athletes in obviously because of his leadership this is a night induction banquet unit all began with chuck yes because he likes to do what he does
best and that’s a champion athletics and outstanding athletes in track and i and a personal note of them working together in one capacity with
activities of teachers something since nineteen seventy five with and
collaborating collaborating on things and i i still enjoy working with chuck
everyday because he’s a guy who just likes to get things done and i’m proud
of column my friend and chapel to come on up to the podium and let’s get this
induction ceremony anyway underway thank you very much of the vote well welcome hand great to have her body here this be
a great night they always are like great opportunities for people to connect and
visit share stories and tell lies and all that kind of stuff so that’s a good time i hope you had a chance during the
reception to maybe browse the hall and look at some of the plaques and look up
at the the banners patwardhan just newly installed with all of the championships that we’ve
had here at the college in of the wall that has all the olympians
from the college so that is quite a lot quite a history out there hang on those
walls so sometime when you’re here getting a
chance tonight you got come to a ballgame urself unlike that’s
been sometime in the car look around that’s really good i hope you had a chance to uh… there’s a little bit with the student
athletes our current student athletes ever waiters tonight they really enjoy doing this we like we like to involve
our students as much as we can and that the skimmer hanford hya i know on the back page we uh… have recognition of the wind that was donated bike by uh… spec a teeny uh… jazz
club grill carrie was a the old one of the corners
there was inducted last year and so gracious to offer up uh… the line for the evening and so we
thank you for that and then and i know she’s should be sitting at our table and
joining us but she’s not but if you enjoyed the dinner as much as i
enjoyed their house at food pretty good anyway uh… over on this side of the
room and uh… it’s she’s if you’re gonna
hold something and want to cater cindy gallagher her numbers in the in
note on the back page here cindy can go ahead and set that up for yourself you’d if you don’t talk to her tonight meager
recalling and let uh… her catering company uh… take care of
your own needs so they’re very good alone honor the uh… people who are
here tonight that were inducted previous paula champions we’ve got seventeen i
believe there if they’ve all oh sewn up they were on the roster to be
here tonight so i’d like the each of you when i call your name to stand to remain standing hold your
applause and will just uh… applaud all of them at the end maynard is some by class our first
induction class wasn’t two thousand and two so bob server click volleyball url
mccullough hold your applause on the color football track grady here is baseball class of two thousand and three is jeff
smith football contract bill frazier basketball d andrews football and track two thousand four joe landing track and
football the frost baseball two thousand five bob meyers baseball two thousand six amdina spitball kenny
booker basketball tom clark two thousand seven tom clark
track bill barnes basketball two thousand innate paul che football in
golf two thousand and nine henry ander is
football and track and jake jacobsen football in volleyball
it’s so welcome news politicking so that’s a very illustrates group of
people that was standing in front of you there you know we will do a lot of talking
tonight about these half leaks from the past but i was like to take a moment that i call
it my directory lawyer has his a state of the
college i have my athletic state of the college that i like to do uh… at the stake with and it’s kind of a information about how we’re doing right
now i mean these are people today who will you know ten fifteen years or so down
the road be considered for our hallock champions but since we meet since we met last time
so last strength that you’re goes spraying
in the fall uh… this is what’s been accomplished
here at city college in athletics bolick men’s volleyball team won their
seventh state championship in volleyball and you know what i got a feeling that
in that referee group back there there’s a few guys that may be played on a past
state championship team if that’s so would you please rise right now anybody
back there the played on a state championship team prego our current coach randy to torque who
was the past viking player here was a setter like alan i couldn’t be organized row sorry but
they had a car natural pearson you guys and volatile pierce is always a tough
competitor and uh… the so that’s where they are but they were they won the state
championship last year they wanted three out of the last six years and they’re
currently ranked number one in the state right now so if you hadn’t had a chance
to get out and see this year’s volleyball team they’re very good a very young but
they’re very good we also had a state runner-up in the
inslaw report and uh… that was their nine
consecutive trip to the state championships and i’d idon’t have the number they’ve won babe how many
state championships to two in the last uh… so years but five total but uh… runner-up if they
didn’t when it there in the championship game almost every year the women’s water polo team have one as i am i correct in states
have been shipped six of the last seven that right now it’s that’s too much prob but very well they’ve they’ve done they’ve done three recently i know so
they’ve done very well our golf championship our property championships were in uh…
baseball the thirty when season last year and of course they they won the
conference in women’s water polo and and men’s water polo and men’s volleyball individuals we had numerous people make first-team all conference we had
seven of our athletes now realize we play in a team sports but we have seven long beach city college players that
were the conference player of the year seven out of a team sports esprit mazen ten ten of our athletes in the last year
made allstate one was the state player of the year
we’ve had ten qualify as all americans and we’ve had three of our coaches
selected conference coach of the year self that’s our current athletic state of the union and i think
that deserves a round of applause what they’ve done i would like to have our selection of
john mention them but i’d like to have our selection a stand-in again hold your applause till
they’re all i’d like to see the people that are having to make these decisions
on who work in our uh… in our own chances gary anderson and
while gary is standing on he just said i recognize
that gary we could go was inducted into the california community college
basketball hall of fame so gerry standing on john phil pomp jake his arc selection committee jill landing ernest mcbride bob meyers connie sears will show off jeff smith and i believe that’s what that’s all
that’s here tonight on our committee but these are the people to sit down and
read all the resumes and make the selections okay let’s get into some inductees the
first category are the america san the end of the americas category we
started about five years ago to be in americus inductee you have to
have been a purchase a fun at the college listen carefully if the democrats have someone at the
college fifty or more years ago to be a considered as an america’s inductee and we can do that here because we
started in nineteen twenty seven and we didn’t get this started till around two
thousand so there’s a lot of years that we people weren’t being recognized and so we started this america screw hand we inducted six and if you look in
your program you’ll see uh… the six better mention
there and we have by duit the induct these here and a family
of the third and so just briefly they had an
induction ceremony out in the lobby about a month ago hand that was their time to really get
up and share and talk about their memories are and uh… what city college meant to
them but i do want to recognize of those that
are here tonight and he walked in earlier through the
door joel riddick track athlete and fifteen fifty one who was one of the top height jumpers he
jumped six seven and three quarters back in the early fifties and that was
that was given up the new year i went on in and uh… i want to
u_c_s_d_ and uh… competed up there in
basketball and track himself played on the first long beach
state volleyball team it was a club team at the time and then
it evolved into a college team and ob he was played for years and a long beach
a master’s bali ball team and uh… gave uh… dot thirty eight years of his life being
a teacher approach in the city of long beach for their for our youth and most
recently was a track starter for this from high school track meet so
joe ready produced and be recognized jul ready you see the comment sir about jim melhor
he’s living in arizona he was here for the luncheon but must be able to make it
back and and an arty is not able to be here
tonight neither is jim lee uh… don making a list jump down to don
make even see this picture there tennis in nineteen forty seven forty eight he played on two of our our top ranks
city college teams he along with john flights won a national doubles
championship he won on the plate at cal berkeley and went on to uh… won the long beach city
open doubles championship later national senior olympics bronze medal in
racquetball and again another person who gave his
life to helping this youth of long beach with being a counselor teacher coach don mackey could stand to be recognized now this next group i’m gonna break
precedent here a little bit because because of it the americas have their own induction
that they talk and i say you don’t speak at the banquet but there’s something
pretty special really special about this next group and when i just tell you a little bit
about but how they got here tonight this is the neck from this is not just
nick from so i’ll house i’ll say a few things here about him you could see his
picture there it looks like the kind of guy i didn’t
wouldn’t want to come dipped to hit me but he was a alignment he was a captain most viable player for
a forty seventeen he was on the junior college and southern california home also our squad one on up to play yet oregon and forty eight forty nine when he was played with norm brand
brockman up there so you can member that nameplate mccartney bolen forty-nine and voted the best defensive linemen on
the west played a little bit in the pros and was very involved up in the city of
lompoc owned a sporting spins sporting goods business and really would have it giving heart
for the youth up there than in the little league feel left ring just one of
those community people that communities love to have so so that’s a that’s gus neck run but gus has been gone uh… about twenty
years and his family is here tonight and this there’s twenty one here tonight and and he uh… you know i have a family you all have families to think about that that your family will rally like that new that many years after you’ve been
gone they’ve come from listen to this they’ve come from san
francisco bakersfield chicago arizona idaho salt lake vail colorado and san diego so i’m going to have jeanette crumb one of the sun’s come up and just speak for a moment about what
city college meant to his debt gussa jean if you come forward and i live in a crime family stand up
over there just all of his stand-up place then family family and friends
that are going for the networks that’s very heartwarming demand which are kinda coming up for what he
said use every president i got the card i said i got to talk about that real
quick and i’m like mission went off to but uh… as this check so we came from a lot of
different places and it’s it’s good to be together as a family were missing one
but uh… you know local police and later tonight what your recovery body it at the
luncheon what i felt that my dad would want to share it with
it was pretty uh… risk someone emotional because as i explained to the people that were
there my dad was raised by a single mom in the
uh… in the late forties it was not that comment and she was a working nurse and she used
to work a lot to be gone a lot and she would need places from idea to go and he would do it aunts and uncles and you would go to
friends and he would go to the ballpark and he met a tremendous amount of people at the
ballpark and he had experiences with coaches at
long beach wilson and at long beach city college and those cultures to be a tremendous father and a tremendous advocate for youth sports everywhere we went he found the community of athletes and athletics
and that was where he was at home and uh… you know it is can we never knew a lot
about his his success as a player he didn’t talk a lot about it being
always wonderful to sohn the kids in this community that he was
serving at the time and what they were doing and what they
were about and how they were going to itself and we learned a great deal about his
service him because of that and he learned that from long beach wilson of long beach
city college and i thought a lot about different things and you know recently i
was thinking about from people talk about comments that have
taken a village to raise the child and when my wife and i had our children i
didn’t think if i didn’t think it took a bill is so we got a little older and as a go out older it takes it takes it takes estate accounting it takes its
fascination sometimes but uh… this was my dad’s village uh… as a family we are forever indebted to long beach does this mean you long beach were intended to your grandparents and their grandparent lineages that are in this community that
have been here for so long because they are the ones that had such an integral part in creating
the person that was but we’re blessed to have the father we thank you tremendously and are so
appreciate that we are here and able to be a part of
this and that my dad is a member in your home but all of the inductees tonight are
receiving of the certificate of recognition from allen long fall it’s presented to ever the inductee s on the occasional long beach city
college foundations ninth annual haulage champions induction ceremony for being
inductee and for your contribution dale bc athletics over signed by alan local xd lastly i should have done is clearly a
month or but my mom is here with this she’s eighty five years old and and she was so i think the sultan my dad’s earth and we’re so glad that she still with us and
that she was able to take part in this and all of my dad is smiling down upon purchase your with your children so the class of two thousand and ten each will receive uh… a plaque that
you see upfront that’s identical to the plaque that’ll go up in the law on the
hall of champions walls dell also receive a life past all long
beach city college athletic events and this certificate of recognition from
senator blown po the overview of the eight inductees
tonight if we just kind of look at him as a group we have one from the sixties
to from the seventies to from the eighties two from the nineties and one from the
twenty first century our first one in casting we ever and we have six different sports
represented these athletes when they were here during their stay want help us win the
eleven conference championships five state championships two national
championships three of our people here tonight word
selected as all-state players three were all americans one was a
u_s_a_ olympic trials finalist and there were eight years of
professional experience among these athletes elf they’re quite an accomplished group they
were recognizing tonight so with that let’s begin with their first conduct the
i’m gonna skip around i got to follow the program exactly tonight so you’ve got to turn the pages if you
want to follow along with whoever we’re talking about but we’re going to lead
off here with dan gospel dan stacy and i would say a few words and played in nineteen seventy six and
seven we were fortunate that he didn’t sign a
pro contract right after he got a lakewood high school ’cause he was
drafted fairly high by the entails a seventh round draft in
that seventy five seventy six when ur draft but he cited you want to go on to
college and i was fortunate for us because he
came here and he participated on teams that one both as yours your conference
championships and a state championship in his freshman year and a final four in the state in a
sophomore year and his sophomore year joe hicks is to
have on the work all the ballplayers ball player award and it was he would
ask the players who on this team do you most respected on and off the
field uh… the person that you most admire
the person you would not most want to be like in your best day and adhd and receive that award he was
the first team all conference election that year in a sophomore year and up got drafted again after a
sophomore nearby the mets buddy chose again to continue on with
school and one on over to u_c_l_a_ played ball their worry was a captain
one year and while he was there he said bruin records and doubles and runs
scored and finished up at u_c_l_a_ and got
drafted again agassi figures not any place i really need to go to school
right now i got my bachelor’s degree and i think it’s an economics and uh…
then signed with the padres and each year he was in minor leagues
for four years that each year heroes first year is repeated anyone single a
double any ended up in his last year plan in a white in the pacific coast latest triple a_
which in those days it was a much brett better brand the
ball at that level and you’re right you’re right there nipping at the majors and maybe he’ll share with your wife
shows to just kind of walk away at that point and returned home uh… has an insurance
business spelt out head down in uh… marietta
worry was a california realize school coach led them to some championships and was
twice voted the coach of the year in that lake so at this time let’s welcome en casa ful track occupied for many of these classes i don’t want
to leave anybody out there thank you of so much uh… thank you long beach city
college thank you part of selection committee this is true area and honor housewife act my wonderful patient wife who sat through so many baseball games from high school college professionally and
then we had three boris replaced has school and college ball instructor sift through
all those games of filtering charlette and those boys married three of the
sweetest gals ugh i could ever have as dar iman cyrus freebies how my family ceo fired for tables we
have there can i just and i thank you for your love and support for just to be here is just uh… really
really cool as a reflect back on my athletic career
i think well or for putting the man and my path that she did uh… i think
that’s going to be a resounding thing tonight that as these men did apparently trying
to say that there was somebody somewhere there came into the life and sometimes this is something that
lights the fire underneath you that causes you to excel or in my case sometimes to do sell as
sometimes i was a lot of controls by coaches with will come complete confirm current with that i have for task force is here tonight my brother luxury great kushner pony leg bob meyers course regional on the city
college with mike davis initially gerry adams and i am honored to have you all
here tonight a great man half great man and a great coaches of the honor tonight is assured honor of
course with those meant and to long beach city college legacy for academics and athletics is unsurpassed let me say college
created a culture provided so many tools for young men and women
too succeed and that’s again too unit in the classroom i remember coach
off had biology was with uh… coach sir from our forwarder it is just aka colchester really
inspired and and created a environment for us to do well but then on the field that was that
leadership that we got from our coaches i’m so thankful by that i had the college coaches that i have uh… i was a bed aggressive n uh… sitcoms in fact when we got
together share course they brampton those times when i was too
aggressive uh… now trying to take that extra bases something and a severe
deserve that uh… that the was allowed control but i have those men that instilled in me the qualities of leadership that that
they showed me sort all of us is i’m so thankful to have them limit
can wind the clock back and one ford for a
little bit uh… mob miners she always had his polls on hand as players i am bob now his radar was up and he was there
instructing and he’d literally poor his life until a sanders players with bob of you meant so much to me and in the in april of
nineteen seventy seven i lost my dad to ice down with cancer and bob myers did what bob meyers does he was on more than a coach pia really was amanda
invited the just stayed with me build noticed steadily and uh… it was just an art to have
approached the did what bob had and then uh… year later and a bug or over to chile coach gary and those are three quarter
ride and finished my junior year after season is over i sat down and the clubhouse and gary
few moments again we’re going to krishna full scholarship for next year and there was a time that that that
money was rui knew there was really cool by and get married you’re in my senior
year so my wife and i am we report actress
open for we got burglarized and burglars left stuff in our house you know our courses they’re always
encouraging we knew where they were aware that we
still have some because we always got the best from them we never there was
never ever doubt that we’re going to get the best marcos’ staffs uh… fected are jerry when i am i told thank
you for decreasing my scholarship uses now always forget this is a real
remember this is a u_c_l_a_ we always want to increase not subtract both bob and gary are great leaders
always encouraging their players to keep striving in life as well as baseball giving us direction and
guidance of which i will always be thankful thank you very very much now being in the longest because hall of
fame this is awesome for the last time thank you coaches thank you long beach
city college go biking to enjoy the rest of your it locking up right now is russell peltier
wr russell’s they picture on our current long beach city
college team he was uh… like uh… then lakewood high graduate and he’s going to come up is a software
team captain our baseball team and he’s going to present the plaque
tube and then our sports information directors ghana get picture of the two of them together that relationship leaving baseball i’m going to footballer
next uh… induct is going to be albedo receipt played in nineteen ninety-five and
ninety-six here uh… he was a starting middle
linebacker both years for us and any started on that ninety as a
freshman on that nineteen ninety five national championship team his first team all mission conference
both years his sophomore year he was the conference
defense league player of the year with an all-state player an all-american
player he accepted a a scholarship to u_c_
berkeley go bears again starting inside linebacker both
here senior year he led the bears and tackle speak to receive packed in honors he was selected to play in the hula bowl all-star game man the completed his bachelor’s degree
after leaving cal he played professionally with the los angeles
avengers in the arena lee two thousand and one he began a coaching
career coaching and local high schools three different schools and then from two thousand six two
thousand in nine the casino the coliseum worry was the
usc administrative assistant coach under pete carroll two thousand an eighty received in the
n_f_l_ minority fellowship where he was given guess this is a a blessing to work with the oakland
raiders in north who really knows about that but he did that for a year and he’s
currently now working at long beach city college is made the full cycle is back
with us and coaching with us hand completing his masters degree so
albert dorsey farm and we will have to ask for store happens to the issue we’re going we go first off wanting to committee for a for proven warmer romance okay silicosis first all i think carl fame committee for providing me who her water i will also like to think friends and
family who joined me conceiving or appreciate your support toss what you think the coaches who gave me a chance motivated believing also a special
thinks my wife amazing life who has been for mira highs
and lows initial mean unconditional love for twenty years eleven custody miami chicago boy coaching they don’t buy two players until i can do it okay we go marjorie obesity cash save me by some very out positive for motivating
people my life by school counselor this cruise missile
crinkle their husband on the night she only connect me along the seating encouraging me to take the risk proposed perlscan obesity get a mock officer frankly i was kind of discipline cuts
point ’cause in high school i think if you want scholarship but you know that i know new experience for shaming dress my life an amazingly and also it’s harming trust support a life-long friendships for my work for a story when i was coming commences obesity i can tell that you know you know i definitely tailback small
potato back you know everybody please go back self disclosed pretty ghetto back and when i came here out though i’ll be
like the next carroll campbell larger owned it is one big meals detailed acts let alone for the first couple days i was a guy then the guy from florida named john
doing came in a picture disk it was unbelievable rafael for four there is an issue i was like role disability tough so that date well after practice goes right
to be ko teaming soon dorsey e_v_a_’s he can be a six-hour bec oreo you can probably start linebacker i thought about it and those of us are right back some weird to be poseidon bessie referencing macarthur’s directly then weekly
academically athletically being a member of samjha team valuable life lessons from coaches teammates and coaches and teachers let me see colleges community that cares about dismembered about their
members engine jealously truly phil tripod my skills heights and university life and after graduating my desires occassions was influenced by deposit interactions i
had now only city who’s going to harmon they encourage students to seek the highest levels possible i’m truly humbled to be inductus dot thing i’m good company this mary will be shares like made many
memories animosity if you get a feeling that it was a
little easier to tackle a two hundred and twenty pound full back then it was
to get through that talk was undoubtedly exhale okay coming up to a word in this plaque is
uh… connor starting inside linebacker on this
year’s long beach city college football team pullman fathi link lose came to us from the state of
washington plays a little pullback as well we have a high hopes for him next
year on our team thank suburb how we go to the sort of basketball being becker who was a player here and
seventy five and seventy six uh… he was the proto type guard i’m
sure the coach frazier his here tonight for him would not tested that he could handle the ball he defined the
open player he was accepted by his teammates as a leader and he displayed the the consulate role
as a guard on a football team in the evidence of that is that both years he
went to san diego state both years he was at city both years he
was an aztec he was the captain of the team bob he has stepped anil city college assist
record which is still which still exist uh… what thirty five years later he still holds the assist record at long
beach city college he led the pc to a conference wednesday
san diego and assist boast both years any lead of the city college in san
diego to conference championships both years he was at the college so we’re talking about a follow your whose
surrounds himself with winning as a viking he was a first-team
all-conference player in nineteen seventy six feet he was an
instrumental player in our state championship uh… he was the state play-offs most
valuable player an adjacent all-american let’s welcome d decker thank you chuck of try to keep this
tender five minutes but please give me a very good friend of mine and former
teammate gagged he said that he specifically came tonight to hear me
talk because we played together for two years and you
listen to me scream and holler you never understood or accept so you wanted to come tonight to see if i
can actually talk so guy here i am i’d like to i’d like to thank the
committee for this on our and truly honored and humbled by it i was not a great basketball player but
i hope this does speak to my character my desire to win and a commitment to
excellence of thank you very much build just kinda go through i’d i do want to
know some people real quick some or even acknowledge the coach frazier and betty they fraser thank you for being here i got inducted into my high school hall
of fame five years ago and and coach frazier and reduce the and i
said thank you to coach for the coach frazier’s wife barbara and portraits were sitting in a very
back of the place a ghost it’s penny its k i have a slip for five years ago she
forgave me tonight so thank you appreciated i’d like to think o_j_ i coach anderson
his wife cathy for being here i like to thank my hands you know my
cousin pan for being here really appreciate family being here i think two former teammates guide
canaan jeff peters for being here that jed just effort being here everybody knows the racial burdening
schoenberg’s been maya my best friend for almost thirty five
years now thanks for being here and a very special one of my life in a
radio thank you very much for being here to syracuse anecdotes about long beach city college my first experience of on the city
college was my junior year of high school i got moved up to the varsity basketball
team about halfway through the season and we’re playing our first morally game
here at long beach city college and has just after halftime the jadi game at
a news a restaurant so i walked back in the locker room
billie’s restaurant has come in al and i was met by and gentleman named jack
growth simba remember jack grows well jack tried escorting now the locker
room suicide or was was now let me back in the gym because he didn’t think i
play on the team as i was about five six only about a
hundred twenty eight thousand so there’s no later on that seem to get out of
their self that was later ducks in a lobby city
college uh… my second international on the
city cause i had the privileged to play one year for
coach frazier wilson high school and then he moved on to replace little sent who everyone i’m sure remembers little
son i had a pretty soon you’re you’re high
school and i was being recruited by searcher juggernaut since cal poly san
luis obispo and gonzaga which back then wasn’t any eyes school not what they are
today and coach frazier took me out at the
dinner instead well you know we’re really excited by the coming along
to city college and i said coach i got offers i got the cowboy selasa bissell
consultants interested in it and coach fraser looked at me in very
simply said you know i’m offering you the
opportunity to play a long beach city college and uh… at the cancer is a land that
was in the conversation i was coming on it’s a causal thank you coach two other just to other to other things very quickly al tower sophomore year we’re playing in a
tournament and had a love valley house free competitive and that was a
great player but i do like the lives of the reason was not acceptable and we’re playing tournament with one’s
semi-final game in i was a gym rat my whole life that i i
wasn’t the only good or or whatever so i went back to the hotel in guy was my
roommate and i can he stay for the game he came back to the
room and i was kinda half asleep watching tv and i said well hugo’s why i think we can take and he
goes to know that that is a team from arizona how do i was there anything arizona
voter titles of manner guards he said they
regard sir unbelievable he said you got your hands for i don’t know if you can
do it well one of the next night their guards were so bad that they can
get the football past half court for the first six minutes of the game would be
away sixty points decades of five years off my life thank
you got better was all good and then the last you know
the last you know thing i want to share within one st title that sophomore year
and how you know it speaks to our team and i think it speaks to long beach city college as an
institution that you know we didn’t have a real talented
team we won the match of metropolitan conference and did not have anybody
selected to the first team all conference on the first vote to explode
frazier and coach anderson said because they’re counting to ten and uh… you’ll finally you know vivid
change that but with that spoke to we know we have five
guys an average double figures didn’t have any superstars but we were
the consummate team i i don’t think if you look at the true definition team i
don’t think it’s a false pride over had a better team than meeting we had in
nineteen seventy six we truly guy everything out of every individual from
the first player to the twelve player and i think the same thing considered
along the city college all rights said he’ll support from the faculty the
administration was just incredible no other experience my life uh… you know matches with one recent poll
asking to be as far as the quality of the people so thank you again for this award and
uh… thank you for listening to any and uh… puts it best buy tha had come up carefully coming up now there were two of these
black businessman he has freshman this year regard on our team came from or nice colour was a two-year
varsity captain first-team all senior brill valley player and a key return ur
for next year our next inductee it has the longest inductee this leave uh… ever inducted here’s our
first uh… person to be inducted out of uh… this morning on are supposed to
say played water polo here in two thousand
one in two thousand and two she’s our first female water polo
inductee and again the youngest allah champions and i can see that we have she came from a very strong high school and thankfully one ever coaches in our
history teacher there dave casa they’ve raised her hand date was he twisted our arm instead you come in
the long beach city college and uh… a boy was a good for us that she did ob kriso loading who is not not able to be
he was in a tough spot tonight it was his wife’s birthday and uh… so he really wanted to be here
badly but he you know he he need he’ll just see you tonight but he’ll see your
everyday from now on self uh… christened sent me a little note may
says where do i began all the success of long beach city
college women’s water polo and let me just make a comment about what that is
that they’ve won the conference six out of the last eight years and they’ve been at the state
championship six out of the last seven here’s and finished high and most of those
fears either winning undertaking second but all the success of l bcc women’s
water polo program is to a great amount due to cascade she took a chance on long beach city
college which did not yet have did not yet have such established a reputation that it has now she could have gone to many other
colleges to chose l bcc she kick-start our program uh… we pointer her two at the current
team he says we always point to her as a model for all of our athletes her score attention to academics or
scholarship for work ethic for accomplishment professionally in what
she doesn’t like now and i guess kasi play on the alumni game every year and he’s always talking about
how there was planning the u_s_ this is this is our model this is a
prototype you want to shoot for she went on to play a san diego state uh… where she was a team captain and a
scholar athlete g and she went on to university of san
francisco to get a master of arts and sports management and she’s currently working for a very powerful organization a need to be it
seemed like a lot of people and i didn’t know what that is entertainment group that was actually
the group planning out michael jackson’s tour there also big with staples and then the kings and
all of and wells has a ever in that building their that uh… and so she’s very much involved
professionally in the sports world and we’re very proud to have her back out to
be inducted casita image anti-gun coming from alan first i’d like
to think long beach city college athletic department and the selection committee for this
honor and a political issue first of the millennium return for centuries
and to beating this inductee fajar champion so thank you i’d like to think they can send money
that against nine and most importantly for my safety to so much for all of this
apart at any time for me all three candidates led me but invited me but let me make my own
decisions my big brother who’s here and first lady’s here’s a pic families
for two years older predicate that iran’s on economic times
it came to my eat into some ads and to my former profits i played with the announcement go back to high school in club water
posters profits from dishonest right off the heat cossack it cost that was my history coaching and
everybody has a teacher in high school and extension in high school and it’s always
been a joke that when i first started playing water polo highways off also live i was never an
athletic person is kind of tremendous conference here and i seen your your meeting right for
c_f_ championships is and show that my freshman year in and start on august and if you don’t even know what novice
says its like worsen frost off it’s just action team retired thru people i hate
his parents to really work to have become and athlete who was that who feel that this for at all to be processed a custodian who’s
not here they’ve really brought me into this
program and wanted me to come help develop my skills
to go to the next level and that’s what i have my own article as civil rights
leaders one water polo and so consequently some ads for driving
me n being hard on me but only as with their
best interests of money to succeed and i really appreciate that conference and i just want to say that when he said
he was probably isn’t the best experience in my college years i have we
had so much fat cn i actually played in that serious a
terrible news talk hands so they are there days among these trees that such a
great time in on the two of the place where they will
develop my skills as an athlete who wasn’t ready for a
division one bit definitely that is how much i was ready
to go play division one water polo and we went on the succeeded in us from the
skills that we weren’t a long beach city college that we were able to go on as far as they think you on the stinking
key price years one scott nikki tonight here tonight as running it’s everyone who’s been in
my corner with them able to push me and help me get to the
next level and always be my potential unified and christmas day kinky rematch perhaps athlete coming up to present kasi her plaque is serra gopi in sarah’s a freshman
uh… out of florida high school it was a key component of for us this your first year not only is she earned a starting spot
on our team this is chris owning comments but she was also are defensive
specialist a top three score and earned
all-american honors wins water polo has eight confuse me eight two time all americans over the last decade in ceres on her way to be the nine serra
currently holds the three eight g_p_a_ and hopes to continue her studies at go bears missing u_c_-berkeley and stuff onto track nineteen eighteen nineteen eighty one we haven’t seen her mediator murder by
the name of bring all the way that is one of the most grueling events
in track that you could ever competed and ovary uh… hard event he came here as a server very successful
our high school athletes at once and c_i_a_ of championships his or her
daugher anirudh right away jumped in and his freshman
year to help us when our first-ever long
beach city college state championship in track and field under coach joe landing
in nineteen eighty eighty one i guess is sophomore year he was a state champion adhere and he
was the teams high point man he had an outstanding sophomore year set the lbc cn metro conference records at the conference championship meet he broke his own record and set a soul
cal record the next week at the so cal me running a fifty point two eight he ran a forty five point seven anchor
leg in the sixteen hundred meter relay and was the intermediate hurdle champ at
the state made one on does around a strong sense a
state program nineteen eighty-two an eighty three his junior year year and forty nine ten comes forth in the in situ a his senior
year at the second and the institue he had a shot at the olympics team for
the nineteen eighty two olympics he made it to the final trials did not qualified that he did danced all
the way through all of the other uh… heats and made it into the finals uh… then he went on to compete for a
couple of years on the european track circuit bring holloway i thank you very much you know this is really an honor for me
to be here i haven’t been back here since nineteen eighty one back here in long beach there’ll be cc so it’s really a perot community here my wife was able to make it but from boredom are user with me for his own high basketball talent whatever the word talk about this coastal landing joanne his influence back in high school
alyssa runner runner without a niece mining taught me tactics the tactics of
running the race strategy a running before marriage which is not a
northern easy race that’s right buchannan but some he told me the tactics running race and made all the difference here at long
beach that some of the state and beyond so i’ll i can’t thank lending enough actually on bills by connection his own
microchips eldest they’re planning board coach steps usc as well along with one
ls so there was quite product connection there filled joining as well but some other member my time here
that’s what i would think about citizens twenty nine years bizarre if he doesn’t thrill to be here back on campus i’ve walked around here
it’s been twenty nine years i i overflows up all races we’ve had here stage track meets okay but unit was of coaching and run alice’s health we want state championships we had great
teams ratings of those were great times and uh… well alert forza reports the restless in her the only
keeper briefed by the number prepared statement as one of the speak about
landing and his influence on me so so i’ll thank you proclamation here again sneak on phone coming up to preceptor bernie is up is plaque is ellis anderson alice’s obtuse porath lee purchase
creating a bowl football in track and field leaves a two-year starter it free
safety and in a corner two-year letterman in track and field as
personal best included it twenty-two attended twenty two point one in the two
hundred meter and forty nine point three one in the
four hundred-meter he also anchored the four by one hundred meter relay team
they’ve answered so cal championship in a way telus also anchored before by hundred
relating to finish six in the state ny with the time of forty-one point one
three and two thousand now we go to our inductee from the
sixties football player willie martin anyone in long beach in in the sixties
knew that name he was a star player on a great polly
pain and great city college students kinda
rush marinade played a big role as a freshman on the
nineteen sixty national championship team led the team in receptions that was the
motors voted the most promising freshmen he had a great generals bowl listening
some of your memo great biking win over tyler texas in the
generals poll worry caught three touchdown passes in a
single game which was a city college record and also aero sport in the rose
bowl record uh… he had a hundred yard kickoff
returns uh… in that uh… in that game hand uh… settled down the and only
only had fifteen yards of a annulled and now it was a reverse that i was told
by coach that saw the game and said well they did a nice job set
you up taken about the l self it’s a shared a record buddies got
his name on it seven l bcc career record in receptions
receiving yards touchdown passes one on the plate long beach state restart start on a strong a twenty min long
beach state you were second in rushing past receptions and total offense desert binding without having to stand behind
everything was behind the vicar becca not bad company uh… he was he was up late on of the
long beach falcons which was a semi pro team here in long beach where he was the
league m_v_p_ led the team led the within russian andy’s done a lot of coaching with youth
he worked here at the college for a while navy or p_s_ program a wonderful man willie martin first of all electronic the committee
for selecting me for this honor like to congratulate the other end up these and in nineteen sixty others
eighteen-year-old freshman year since then i’ve that three brothers play
football hearing on the city college aidid neil leroy jobs i had only a few
hundred above to play basketball mcgarry interesting but certainly have a brother-in-law in a sister who worked
at the college respect my sister charlie’s is director of the child
development program brother lyle bernie play of the nineteen
sixty team with me and i would play together cal state long
beach you know the older i get the more friendship insured memories mane tumi and i i can’t tell you that these guys dinner tonight uh… law through really touching hai came back the loan which in nineteen
fifty-eight up my family had up was in a lifetime are used to live in long beach thought anika brill homes in the early fifties
and i left in the six grade and i came back and eleventh grade and when i came back to long beach the starting back a little beach ball was willie brown longs or and the engine and i just had an operation the year
before so i couldn’t play until i got a medical clearance anaheim watched every practice through the lead in the preseason high steel mill the place and will respond using that
year i’ve never wanted to be apart severely thing since manner before the end than one from one to be a part of that
team our sovereign deliver url earlier this
week whenever i talk about politics for a while there’s one person who comes in
mind that man is they’ve lived it fault were you on the c_i_s_ championship in
nineteen fifty eight this the first time milan which polly one attempt ship since
nineteen thirty six went undefeated nineteen fifty-nine we repeated we went
undefeated pdf coach delivery specifying the only coats besides joe
paterno that ever coached from the press popsicle paternalism elderly man who had
been injured himself coats worries those two years never caught one play from the field he
was in the press box he was like a surgeon but there are many
game one game would be cared about anytime i’m thinking to amend pretty art some
rediculous amount i mean most cultures have somewhat of an illegal you know they want to go to second
avenue on the seal you’ll be on the sale you will be in the press box and the reason i’m mentioning pollen and into the long beach city college dr is that ten of us came from that team it was a seamless
transition there was no problem at all coming from power tools are possible we
got here but there was jim steinman waiting
barcodes levied played on the nineteen fifty generals
wat tam shifting in long beach city college uh… he transferred to u_c_l_a_ and played on the nineteen fifty three
re you silly roles bolting for the legendary ridge sanders goats and bears hickman he came back to partisan assists
in nineteen fifty six consisting of fifty seven fortune fifty eight and then with the u_s_ seeing coach with
the court with faith for the next fifteen years they want for national championships it
wasn’t eight rolls bowls they won five of them levied coach of sending the chargers you coach
barry sanders dropped these quotes on every level and an extremist it did ostrich fifteen fifty two years trying
to figure out while we still successful and i thought it was the enact you know it really was not the court to recede we
give your mommy city college coach staying and coats women coach krueger fault it was a lot guardian and if there was a little darker what but the point i’m trying to make and spend and someone else but talked
about it earlier was that it’s is cultivated and fifty two years
we learn that in observed uh… the best way i ever since some of
those issues the cold side kick in the second half
that’s mindboggling to me that is the best way i’ve seen in simple those are
kind of things the good cultures provide to their to united the players
the coaching in luck i was so me carol in fact i wasn’t
intended to scare of never too late comer their whole life and uh… and there’s still so many you
guys that i’m not going to try to recent any
names but up committee this a are really
appreciate you being here colorado’s guys the played on the team that’s my only
claimed thing i have play don’t three teens that never lost
any games when we got we want to see action ship
in nineteen fifty-nine polly did not win another championship in nineteen eighty so there were there had to be something and end because paul is always a great athletes d’s brother henry a maternity deliver determine anything i
mean you we have a thing a poly where we are a problem we hear about the longest polly have
animals prison in israel polly said great players who are always
dream one time hollywood team this is back in the thirties torrent twenty-two
nothing assuming there’s only payments are yes it’s the wharton one of the things that
community that come from takes pride in this mortgage prolly and long beach city college moments of
the colleges one fifteen national champs we were the first team to go undefeated the nineteen fifty two hundred-year-old
national champion brown nineteen sixty three was the first
when the going to feed it and i’ve found out and observable sunnybrook are quarterback
dubroff passed away in october and on behalf of the nineteen sixty
three minute cultures element stress carbonated condolences two of his family the uh… carol and i was eating breakfast club when one is always open field savings on
mother’s day of billy joel mill is good for u_s_ care
serene oatmeal dissociate she asked me she said i’ll to start questioning about football now
she’s been there the whole time and so i’m still in a pop quiz come
along and so i start eleanor about her spf of
volunteer got to the rose law in rose bowl and i said you know have touched about four times i didn’t get tackled the whole game is
like and how to dining experience what i was trying to say was that the team tyler was concern with
the airline is also much that they have forgot about me so i made the mistake
says almost like i was invisible and so i know she gave me a strange look and she looked back she said you know if you get up there in
front of the people talking about you made your cef invisible on walking out
of here technocrat and so it it would you turn your back
dot mom will tell myself will lead the it people took it off not i am a are not used to be an eighth at all ward recipient those honors went to be lowndes
ultimately and they deserve them but i’m i’m a couple of because she
cares you see this award two years ago a song and it’s been interesting way to
tell me about it in your name willing and on this very flattered and and and my brother lyle receive this
award last year and he mentioned i’m in someone mentioned loans of naman i know
the committee is probably not sliding lumpsum but logon mein with television grew on the west side any speed that i was a look wired my
athletic think came as a result of alonso chasing me in elementary school they opt for this say that if you could be a good rhetoric
that i have to refer your vision hi developer issue of this and looking
around the corner civil on so hello with tracy has say they have to say this time and i
know the committee is not slide mumbai because i’m not allowed to apply what to
publicly aside moscow led the nineteen sixty min
russian it was so coach training and i don’t know who’s
responsible for the doing his but archive i was looking at program the
program m and going to the rules will gain loans or indeed had carried the ball
almost the exact same number of times longer had carried the ball one time
when india both of them had rushed for over a
hundred yards you can see where they could fix forgive
me in a game coast is your coaching for superior going to try to stop i mean the balance that occurred in a team over the course of
the nine games was made and that’s good coaching coach dang len once for
national championship he’s coach seven bowl games in one all seven i personally think is best coaching job was a cal state long beach when he had
that done early on burns internet cafe here goes we pray that moment we
couldn’t we had a very good to my senior year was eighty-two but we could not be
done corey ales san diego stating we could not be homer
babies santana i mean that’s in an l_a_ state team and we played in in the last conference game
if we could have won the game we woulda been conference champs we had the ball on the one we are lined with first down and when we when they took over the ball
wounds on the twelve yard line we lost we’ll also yards every play fordfound and uh… i remember a game worn any game that
ever played in minot i know i’m going to talk too much prominent thank you and
this is a great honor and thank you it pictures like that coming up to our willy was plaque is
tyler tui asa sapo is that all state or federal is all
stater our maria high school in the state of washington he transferred from
u_c_l_a_’s a quarterback his sophomore next year projected big starting
quarterback and have a great year i think i will ease got a few steps
stashed away up annette is now we go to uh… the sport of olive oyl and our next inductee alan trap replayed
here at city college in nineteen eighty came in nineteen eighty two he was uh… a setter on our team for those of you that unseen volleyball player know much about
volleyball the setters is that the center of team sell-off
fence you know he’s the one that puts the ball
up at the nep nah makes it a accessible for somebody to
kill it is tributes the bulk each the opponent defense guessing all of those
good things he did a great job here led our team both years he was here to
conference championships also to to different state championships he was recognized with all-conference
honors both years in the software he was the captain in the uh… halves city
college team he was a writing in vp he was the conference player of the year
he was allstate so he did he really kind that at all after city he went on to play at long
beach state many played at cal state fullerton and then he was up at the moment your
mcgeorge school of law for the university of pacific and stockton worry
uh… who was involved in starting up a club team there which eventually turned
into an in situ eighteen and somali ball spin his passion uh… and he’s played for years he played a winning a lot of
grass c_n_n_ hardcore contest he’s been a coaches assistant coach here at city
college one year is coasters wilson high school and other spots so volleyball is in at the center of
alan preference life than we honor him now wrestling with paperwork and life story well good evening to all and i thank you for all comfort and
tonight him and that’s the first order business me
to dispel any misconceptions circling about indeed i did play volleyball for the
school and that’s one thing honor for tonight therefore this induction is up and do it
by aiding her summer wrestling which i heard was rumored about tonight indelible kelly hearing thank you it’s not everyday that a man is granted
such an honored being inducted into suspicious athletic association especially one connected to a school so rich and half
of the tradition i’m humbled by this honor by the efforts of all buchanan tonight
also my sincere thanks for those members of a holla trap of hall champions who voted man and as for those members who didn’t vote
bien please remember not to blame me for any
excites me i’m sure is a major beverages absa gotta try to jobs at first they say that
when you female stars speech okay anyways i could go many directions with
the speech tonight however every time a lot of i’ve thought about giving a
speech health will return to the same thing and that was the theme of immense
gratitude dot everyone involved in blessed me with
the wealth the wealth of life i experience along a city college i couldn’t it’s hard for me to specify
which moment was really the best for me and city not
because they were so few great times but because they were so many a few highlights included making so many
life long friend senator brown this one will program such a gift alone and nothing else is
more than the standard of ever expected especially since i merely showed up to
knock a volleyball back-and-forth over net so many of you people have come to know
and love associate with this program are some of the greatest folks in the
dearest friends i’ve ever known i think i was sincere hard for your
impact my life and her friendships however such a stir friends that i’ve
made here in london city that i uh… that has been my time here so memorable also enjoyed the rare experience
applying with to my oldest son dearest friends and bob server likened pad dunn who were
both here tonight playing with new faces and making new
friends is indeed a great experience however to share the opportunity intercollegiate
level sports with childhood friends is an additional check that makes the
fun of competition even sweeter also goes without saying although i’m
going to say in any way that i considered a rare privilege to played
for coach gary jacobson approached jake was more than a great
coach for the true-life moulder teachers and coaches often seek to
generally make a difference lives their students an athlete’s encounter shake you help me experience so much
alive hardwork perseverance teamwork how to handle with grace both
victory and defeat and perhaps most importantly to never
garrett never give up irrespective of ours i truly feel as if you help me be a
better man both on and off the court i think you take your guidance for your integrity the often time units with kick in the
back sides and most important if your friendship however perhaps most amazing what is
most amazing is a concurrent so many wonderful experiences i’ve had here i was promotion participating into teams
of that one both the state and league championships uh… previously said i should appear as
a kid has enjoyed betting on volleyball back-and-forth over mandela came away
from city with well far greater than ever to have a mad and reflecting upon the team so played with
both of the teams of eighteen eighty-two had a lot of talent but it takes more than just tell of hard
work to finish on top everything asa fall into place just
right were so many talented players and
coaches in the league in the state tender for the top of the cheap do you want steak summer with the
tangible elements likability and hard work but for those things i considered either
right intangible elements awful properly for online as far as a lobbyist tangible elements
that it takes to win so many of the factors these will be
undone by those intangible elements like bad breaks that chemistry bad blood between players
are coaches legal problems untimely slumps by a stray foresees city heterodimer america used to uh…
injuries two key players and sometimes even the mir bounce the ball in my experience i’ve learned that for a
team to win in a highly competitive field it is those intangible factors who seem
to be the sort of glue the tie-in all others examples with our eighty theme we found herself
in the first round of playoffs against golden west loose in the first get first two games
and down nine to one of the third indecisive game would have been decisive blocks golden worse was dominating us at every
turn and we had no answers where on the coastal bowing out early
for one of those intangible elements of change everything around had nine one then game three jq made a slight lineup
adjustment that brought a different chemistry to
the floor was literally night entertainment causing completes when the
momentum we were on the verge of going out
quietly into the night any other axes in one of them over but something is hard to quantify his
chemistry between players turn it all around and we came back behind to
matched and later the state championship another example was he a teacher team is a good one we’re playing ah… and
the semifinals the state trimming and source goes college we’re down thirteen oh one in the fifth
indecisive game i’ll never forget the worse seemingly in
the state of shock bios e_c_’s dominant play and a lopsided score again it seemed will be we appear to be
with the moments of elimination however all never forget one of our opponents above german by the name of steve
friedman who’s now a friend larry does mbak there uh… looked into the net and made a comment
mocking us quite so much as sorry old man now i cannot fully explain to you how one comment change skin that comet translated into
the lights were properly paste cattle prod but the teams attitude openly change
from shock and awe to liza like focus at one moment ignited a spark a renewed
life concentration the team that chase intercourse imagine our
history we came back from thirteen one game five
and won the match again an intangible element has done
quantifiable as an insult somehow worked or benefit one lesson since comes online i remember
in game five new york ny a mansion the eighty two finals were down seventeen
sixteen an el camino sorry for match point one of our outside hitters rich fare now
doctor ridge fair stretching to pass the el camino serve
stress so far it literally collapsed before he or passed the ball all right into the waiting arms swing of
all american header bread fro hof the best hitter an el camino steam in
the ball once right back straight down therefore alchemy knows best hitter had
a free swing that women any other case ninety-nine point nine percent of the
cases then gain a match point well the milder amazement secrecy over set miraculously get the same rich fairly arms he was
getting to a speech and the result was a perfect pass inside
out it was perhaps the most amazing stroke
of good fortune piracy men sports random good fortune pure pure luck there was another somewhat intangible element the smiled
upon us just the right time that made the
difference by pointing reliving these types of
events is exemplified some of the intangible elements in action and what’s a bouncing ball valves just
right for us so why is that the recent as well let’s
work for are fair and we want to mark another team yes we worked hard sacrificed them
against soviet others we had no monopoly on the desire to win or we involve all the injuries occur
somehow change the course word s snore we somehow immune to the mysteries that is the
adversity and friendly bouncing ball each year there were several teams who
certainly were good enough to whet so why us while going with this leads me to help
people label these intangible elements of all these things up all just ran into
place first terms of a new some calling it
fades others calling a destiny and some say
it’s karma let us call up your dumb luck well as previously said uh… the theme of the speech his gratitude for all those responsible
for great time i had this institution well i like to think that the intangible
wholesale work in our favor meant when those two championship
seasons as well as the really get the received associated to this place including the
friendships and so many wonderful people has been touched by the grace of god and for that i’m forever grateful awhile these great experience of headed
now tonight and being an having another
being inducted bahala champions that’s probably another statement to say that i
along with city college and the people here daily gratitude for
so many things that perhaps you can never be repaired of course no acceptance speech of this
nature of the complete without thinking my teammates form under the old adage of personal
line the word team for that immutable truth i wish express my gratitude to all my
teammates who had the honor playing with them both
in the eighteen eighty two seasons many which were able to make it tonight and i
think you guys very much twelve my teammates in both years say
thank you for making so many these great experience is possible and giving me memories that have kept my
heart smiled for nearly thirty years sms approval judge or play with you and
a gift to have your friendships the chemistry of each of our team hall
though you need to teach was truly fantastic simply put we had more fun when you were
to it first to the eighty million state
champions counselor brayden bader my oldest friend doubles partner fellow
hall of champions inductee in most impressively olympic gold medalist puffs
a relic that donahue or file for padding his
stepfather i’ll larson who is here tonight earlier and sorry had to leave but apart from that i may not have the
opportunity is a thirteen-year-old kid take global the next level thank you guys for that jacking steve neptune doctor ridge fair
steve merrill dean pro league top southward and retrieves rick reinstall you are my deepest thanks for much what has been discussed here
tonight would not have been possible without you on a related note the a_t_t_ macgyver
hope is going to be here tonight and wasn’t as one of think mike raleigh for his
input team as well his assistant coach in nineteen eighty
reaches his name to the nineteen eighty leave us a chance
to team i came into my freshman year program for guys with miles wide open time you shared with me help me
understand the game better though my confidence and your deeply
competitive natures and friendly support help my game come alive for as a high
levels by thanks to you might nelson for
chester rick reducible to cheer ralph wenge been john perry steve hunt
craig over an hour and fellow hall of champions and acutally jack him now i don’t like they see that my
allotted five minutes to speak tonight or somewhere around there has to imagine
that a lawyer going too far ahead talking too much trash can imagine it and you guys like you got your back
christmas is far as i’m concerned that anyways i would like to take system ought to be
serious and reflect upon my old friend jack kemp sadly jack passed away across than one
month ago has many of you know jack he was inducted all champions last year issue any person who would know who knew
jack and competition remember jack was a man of incredible athletic prowess one
of one of great and fierce competitiveness and of course on jackie always that you
know about it i do not think that there was ever sport and which jack competed the diplomatic
cell and more so because it is incredibly
competitive spirit would do most anything to win when he played with us at one eighteen
eighty team inspite a tremendous town my teammates jack was a true goto than the squad as i was refining my seven still
sometimes sorely missing the mark there was jack for the remarkable played
compensate for otherwise emedia person had he was a solid national team caliber
athlete playing at the jc level true hadn’t truly head and shoulders above
any player in the league i think it was serious competitive
nature that there was trying to be a handful but then again it was the same
competitive spirit that act as a few of conference car tire came in eighteen eighty season despite that competitive spirit there
was really time the jack failed to take the opportunity concerned self makes me
and others around him better players while on the city she was from president
covered with support to me he went head to head on the court or
even if i was fortunate to get the upper hand jack was a warm hearted man waffles life
apart in a lot of fun to be around perhaps one of those powerful feelings
their members about the prior to having him suffer and in a teammate in short i do miss those times with jack
hanna for good lord would permit him to hear my words just one time i dearly for
deeply thank you jack freud contribute my betterment as an
athlete and his men leslie they would not be right for knowledge not be right and too missing knowledge in the most
influential support of the home of my development as an athlete as a man one of the key reasons why i’m
here tonight badelain has been my family and
especially parents charleston rather along on my parents gave me the option
to choose my direction and in support of my decisions with love
and sometimes so much needed from him so much of the good things have
experience when i become the start of their love and support and closing i thank you all for coming
tonight you’ve truly humbled me with your kindness and support sublets proclamation endless bypass coming up to present alan with this
placard jonathan burkhart jonathan is from lakewood high school
graduate there were he was up first dot t_ mall morally player per
couple of years sums up the place junior olympic team he’s a great shirt this year it probably
rather be at the pierced with the team tonight but uh… this is his assigned duty
tonight cell congratulates concluding the evening with our last
inductee larry rice big football coach that’s up really uh… want to will put in the books this not
the first time that larry has been recognized for its outstanding coaching
abilities uh… with over two two hundred career
wins throughout his career in high school in and junior college in cal state long
beach is pretty understandable that he would be and some hall names and
two oh six he was inducted into the california junior college football coaches hall of fame and uh… in two oh nine the college of
canyons hall of fame ecology coach there previously eighty three of those two hundred winds
were here as the viking head football coach which is a city college record for
a head coach over his eleven years the one seventy
one percent of his games he took long beach city college the
eight ball games a record six straight years they went to a pit bulls one six consecutive or one six
conference championships prided into the nineteen ninety five national
championship the fifth in this city college history he was voted the south coast conference
coach of the year award twice now that award is that the war given by
the athletic directors to the outstanding coach considering all teams and twice he was recipient of that award
is now the athletic director how when i was the athletic director your felt like he was already an athletic director
certainly with the football program on the day credited preserve standing leadership the way he
work with hundreds of players i know this is an honor that he uh… is happy to receive but i know
just knowing larry i know that the thing that gives him the most pleasure is the
hundreds of ball players these help move on to and scholarships to programs from
city college so let’s welcome larry respite predator bro most fortunate individuals newsroom either back room how my career where and what i was able to do in torches as they were work with what a great life for a start first by saving the
committee for interest in the end of the hall i’d like to vote for school board conficker president further support support needed i would like to say chuck luther her hiring me for putting this all together for a great job use that i’d like to
think that there has been in the world heartstart doctor john philpott raises
his hand as i can tell you the other half korish there her car if you throw
everybody i did they tell uses for over two floors christy lissy the people that they have worked with me
here they will be to have a great time athletics nickelback that i think about one mile
journey began rather young guys that they know much about sports came from a parallel very poor know anything about sports but i love the football pile of
everything about it i would sacrifice my life forever and
that is beautiful little gal when i was sixteen years old father’s love at first i don’t know i
didn’t know i had to go through some so experiences of have not been the best football player are student but with his lady uh… i asked her to marry me she’s here now she’s my soul mate my partner who’ve been married at fifty one years
tomorrow she’s the one the picking up what i said
that armor go be a business major she said no
you’re not you’re going to be a coach as we can always dreamed up joanna kept encourage me she is a lot of
work along with the college in scholarship when she was are great star as i was just an average act is trying to struggle but we had two little kids were when i went to college in refers mike rise big had like here it is my drysdale his wife
laurie a little more about my life as we go
along and and very proud of in the same profession itin i’d like to think my daughter stephanie she would’ve edw one hell of a kosher t_v_ in the course
of profession as it is now sees some big exact role in
about thirty five people and coaching them use their cozy busty divide in softball player also tonight so i’d like to think for brother along bob christy and his wife laura move help me pack all my always in everything go to war shin stayed on the scholarship and we stuff along side of the road we got there and i know a realistic in the coaches at that time help me out they help me go on the journey started when i graduated from college i want to go or had a decision to make pro football uh… coach what have you made its decision coach because in those
days when the side of hopeful ball contract was a five dollar bonus there was not a north-south tech
contract so i could make thirty eight hundred
dollars coaching by four thousand dollars noise playful for part of the coaching we went to a small schools lauren organ centurion dunno thing learned a lot from our players luff of photos from there i’m came to california henry going ahead with it we must park
high school from riverside high school i want to
colleges against there is somebody that i had a college
they can use them within a pasadena great coaches alright he coached by the
rabbit jewell roscoe yelp as we continue other jury from calling to the
cancer pasadena you know is a president earlier for a
successful and then went over to our beach day orange coast college and then finally to long beach city
college i knew i was a lot of each state
university that the people of all these for second
to none they cared about their players they
cared about their coaches they cared about their school even though obviously did drop the
program i was there during some hard times their
own wonderful people are mutual i always
said fiery if you have to you know when we come back so i didn’t have the opportunity i was fortunate enough does movie reviews and it shows is a
coach and that’s where we really have a lot of
fun as far as couple coach is already on the
staff characters and earl wright the one who did so good they’re both
hall-of-fame coaches i’d like your dues paul shaffer his wife donna and thanked
false angie cases wife diana david wonderful we ought to see those two forces the
other when they start arguing uses move more
in the background takes it even on that he was there is an
argument that we came back with several we’re going to run also like to think jerry j so has a lot of time period is over and illegal for a high school to take long for me when i retire and jerry came in or support you have recieved since no
one from my verizon staff and they’re doing a wonderful job out the football program is in good
hands highlight too face the players and as we got three players here in our
hired for sure like to thank i’d like to thank the hundreds of players and i have barraza players that they did let me
call ahead to total hours of players a chilled my profession thirty five a forty year in the high
school fifteen or in the junior colleges there’s five new major college ranks well i think these players is sitting
here right now first of all in the l_a_ older acrobat really when you say uh… tasteful which is now players there’s
that idea of estates players mcpherson males all americans that all the pass
risky russians i’d like to thank albedo receive albert
joyce who want to be right back ever some body to accept the fact is is
over the details and helpful in a pretty good defense for
two years in dewey has done his those tells her with you
all this way from farms for a severe i must have
talked to her eye half a dozen times trying to convince
her three candidates aren’t to come apart from all of the city college and larry casinos larry crysis miscarriages urges argued however is his sister team and jason what i saw him arafat president wants all throwing up their ass where it’s very
hard to replace liberal praises what nobody asked me you play in high school he goes no by satellite pieces because nobody asked
me as of august union so if you came out and we had three or four really good receivers the blender drive-in he was always there air his star right at the beginning where it came down the national
championship game worries receivers went out of the second
issue and uh… larry crysis came entirely falls as for the wedding tension out from the
l_a_ lawyer to women russia chairmanship in nineteen ninety
five phrased there quite a jury i’m very very happy to be a part of long beach city college
tradition you folks are awesome the players have been awesome coaches of
the last one hi got rewarded every day i went to work i got to top-tier players cm develop talk to my fellow coaches a basketball coach can you believe that
a facebook osha football coach getting along mid-year anderson was always there reiterated israel’s all the booster club and so forth the most important thing it causes a
problem of reporters to see him go on cassia matures diamond if you want to reflect on one
thing that hit home with me in the seventies i knew it was there but not tell this happened they’re really hit home in sealed my
commitment to coaching and trying to do things right i am and they might send this to play
for me because of the kenneth use a free safety free safety from
granada hills high school he had everything a little undersized story got offer division two and three
scholarships mike send us your looking at girls love nymphs martin had grades is one of those where individuals well he played for meaning helpless when
the nineteen seventy five championship because of the canyons he got his dream you got a scholarship
to arizona state and so i was proud of my you know if you
give up to minor league scholarships kyuki scholarship to arizona state bottom-up upto three corzine your later although some sort of another phone call from mister and
missus standards and they asked me if i wouldn’t mind
going to a hospital in talking to mike then vario anatoly going to start because he’s lost a great deal weight he has cancer the spine so i went there rice on to the heart hold back by tears areas is nineteen years old then there must await ninety five twelve and he recognized by solves hallmark here’s missus coach coach told phil batt to fill them you know i’ve been nineteen years old
i’ve been blessed to play the game of football i’ve been blessed to be with the team
and blasted the apply coaches he asked me to do is eulogy but one of wonderful saying and what an impact we as coaches have on players from that point on everest team i’ve
been out always had the most inspirational earmarks than this won an inspiration and that’s what i’ve always tried to do trying to make it a first-class do things right have my players go out there when they came in i want to thank everybody thank you appropriately coming up to did larry is
plaque is our current that coach along with city college his
son by president hill thanks larry but this time would like all of of the
inductees tonight to come forward this is a photo op for
though they have your cameras you want to get some pictures uh… and we will officially install all
of the inductees take some photographs and collette goodnight themselves are going to come forward
just moments okay we got everybody up here so to make it official let me say that
by the powers that student even long beach city college i hereby proclaim
that you the class of two thousand and tenor officially installed and along the
city college hall of champions congratulations thank everybody today tonight may have been damon

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