HOF 2015 Special

SPECIAL CATEGORY
Claude Samples
• Dean of Boys – 1941 – 1947
• Principal El Cerrito High school 1947 – 1968

Margaret Wolleson
• Vice Principal – 1949 – 1977
• Girls Counselor- 1943-1948

Howard Mackey
• Class of 1944 – Varsity Football
• Teacher ECHS – 1953 – 1987

James Morehouse – ECHSAHOF – Inducted – 2010
• Student Supervisor – 1968 – 2002
• Athletic Director and Coaches Best Friend
• “ECHS Heart & Soul”

Jim Nelson
• Athlete-Teacher-Principal
• Class of 1944
• Football, Baseball, Track
• Principal of ECHS 1967-1998

Sandy Berman – ECHSAHOF – Inducted – 2009
• 1967 – 1998 ECHS Math Faculty/Department Chair 1971- 1990
• 1970 – 1998 Announcer ECHS
• 1975 – 1988 Commissioner ACAL – RBAL – GBAL 1975
• 1976 – 1998 “Voice of the NCS”
• 1978 – Selected Outstanding Teacher by Gifted Children’s Association
• 1981 – West County Times Sportsman of the Year
• 1981 – Teacher of the Year RUSD.
• 1982 – Schoolmaster Teacher of the Year
• 1988 – Phil Hempler Award North Coast Section Highest service award
• 1990 – California Interscholastic Federation Distinguished Service award
Scotty Stirling ECHSAHOF – Inducted – 2012
• Supporter of El Cerrito Sports – 1963 – Present
• Supporter El Cerrito High School, El Cerrito Boys Club, El Cerrito Pop Warner
• Graduate El Cerrito High School – Class of 1947
• 12 years sports writer and columnist for the Oakland Tribune
• 5 years front office Oakland Raiders
• Front Office 1967 – Raiders won AFL Championship1968-69 General Manager of Oakland Oaks basketball team that won American League Championship 1968-69
• Initial host of Sports Phone 68 talk show on KNBR – 1973-76
• General Manager of Golden State Warriors 1976-82
• Vice President of Operations for the NBA, 83-85
• General Manager of the New York Knicks, 1985-87
• Director of Scouting for the Sacramento Kings 1987 – Present
• BS Degree, University of San Francisco, MA degree, Adelphi College, New York

Dr. Robert Clark
• Volunteer Team Doctor – 1965 – 1979
• ECHS Graduate – Class of 1950

Nick Carmelich
• Student Supervisor – Coach – 1974 – 1985
• Football Assistant – 1977 – 1984
• Coach – Soccer – 1980 – 1981
• Soccer Assistant – 1978 – 1979
• Coach – Golf – 1981 – 1982
• Assistant Forensics Coach – 1978 – 1982

Steve Werren, ECHSAHOF – Inducted 2014
• School Site Supervisor – 1994 – 2001
• Student Supervisor – 2002 – 2007
• 30 Consecutive years of Coaching at ECHS
• Coached Most Wins, and League Championships (12) in ECHS History
• Assistant Football – 1977 – 2006 – Head Football Coach 2007 (6-4)
• Baseball Varsity – 2003 – 2004 (32-18) 1 League, 1 NCS Runner-up Title
• Junior Varsity (215 – 68) 7 League Championships
• ACCAL Coach – Of – The – Year (2003)
• In 2014, Steve won th “Uncle Abe Award” from the San Francisco Giants Lefty O’Doul’s Foundation

Pirie Hart
• ECHS class of 1971
• Score keeper and manager for four sports
• Baseball – 1969, 1970, 1971
• Basketball – 1970, 1971
• Football – 1969, 1970
• Track – El Cerrito Relays – 1969, 1970, 1971
• El Cerrito American Legion – 1970, 1971
• 1972 – Received a plaque with four statuettes – baseball, basketball, football and track from Hall of Fame Coaches John Nules, Dick Jones, Larry Quirico and Hale Roach

John Fogerty
• ECHS Graduate Class of 1962
• Selected to Hall of Fame (Cooperstown) Inducted July 25, 2012
• Wrote, Performed song CENTERFIELD.played in/by most major league parks for past 25 years.
• Began professional career while student at El Cerrito High
• Love for game by many years as son’s Little League assistant coach
• Member Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

COACHES

Hale Roach, ECHSAHOF –Inducted 2009
• Teacher – Coach – Athletic Director – 1941-1973
• Cross Country – League Champions – 1955, 1968, 1971
• Track – 1944-1973 (29 years)
• Track -5 League Championships – 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968
• Track – 5 NCS Championships – 1961, 1962, 1967, 1969, 1972
• Track – 1962 – East Bay Coach of the Year
• Track – 1971 – 8th District Coach of the Year
• Track – 1971 – National Coach of the Year
• Track – 1980 – Cal Coaches Association Hall of Fame
• Football – 1942-1948 (6 years)
• Athletic Director – 1950 – 1973 (23 years)
• Established El Cerrito Relays – Later named Hale Roach Relays

Dick Hunn
• Teacher – Coach – 1944 – 1959
• Basketball – 1945 – 1950 (6 years)
• Baseball – 1945 and 1957-1959 (4 years) 1957 Championship

John Nules – ECHSAHOF – Inducted – 2009
• Teacher – Coach – Athletic Director – 1962 – 1980
• Football – 1962-1974 (12 years)
• Track – 1977 – 1979 – 3 years – 3 championships
• Athletic Director – 1973 – 1980 (7 years)
• NCS Track & Field official starter (30 years)
• Officiated State Track Meet(s)
• Commissioner Bay Valley League – 1991 – 2005

Ed Collins
• Teacher, Coach (1950 – 1967)
• Basketball – 1950-1959 and 1963-1967 (14 years)
• Swimming – 1953-1966 (13 years)
• Football 1959-1961 (3 years)
• 1956 Basketball Team winner of T.O.C. Ranked #1 in state (30-1) Won both Gridley and TOC same year.
• First swim coach at ECHS

Chris Huber, ECHSAHOF – Inducted 2014
• Teacher, Coach – 1985-2002
• Basketball Coach 1985-1999
• League Championships – 1989, 1994, 1999
• NCS Champions 1988, 1999
• Nor Cal Champions 1999 (D-3)
• State Runner-up 1999 (D-3)

Frank Milo, ECHSAHOF – Inducted 2009
• Teacher, Coach – 1982 – 2002
• Athletic Director – 1987-2002
• Football Coach – 1982 – 2001 – (20 years)
• Football – 7 Championships – 1982, 1983, 1984, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000
• Football – ECHS Most Wins (138 )
• Football – 1998 NCS Honor Coach
• Football – Top 20 – 20th Century Coaches in Alameda & Contra Costa Counties
• NCS Honor Coach – 1998
• 3 NCS Runner-Ups
• Honorary Coach. Contra Costa County – Alameda County All Star game
• California Coaches Association “Lifetime Achievement Award – 2002”

Larry Quirico, ECHSAHOF – Inducted 2009
• Teacher – coach – Athletic Director 1969 – 2001
• Baseball Coach 1970-1984 – 15 Years
• 8 Championship seasons – 1972, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982 , 1983, 1984
• NCS Champions 1983
• State Champions – 1983
• Football Coach 1969-1979 – Co-Champions 1978 (9-1) First in History of School
• Athletic Director 1980-1987
• Contra Costa Baseball 1985-1996
• Diablo Valley Baseball Coach 2001-2003
• Eastbay and Northern California High School Coach of the year 1983
• California State Coach of the Year – 1983
• California Community College Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame — 1997
• California Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame – High School 1993
• San Francisco State Athletic Hall-of-Fame – 2004
• NCS Honor Coach – 1984

Dennis Abel, ECHSAHOF – Inducted 2012
• Teacher-Coach – 1985 – 2004
• Baseball Coach 1986 – 2000
• Co-Champs BVAL 1988
• BVAL and North Coast Champions – 1990
• East Bay Coach of the Year – 1990
• Co-Coach North-South All-Star Series – 1998

Fred Gonzalez
• Teacher – Coach 1988 – 2006
• Boys Soccer 1988 – 2006 – Championship 1993
• Boys Volleyball 1992 – 2006. 6 League Championships – 2000-2006
• Softball – 1988 – 1991

Dick Jones, ECHSAHOF – Inducted 2010
• Teacher – Coach 1966 – 1977
• Boys Basketball 1968 – 1975
• A.C.A.L. Champions 1968
• NCS Section Champions – 1975 – First year NCS
• #1 Team in the East Bay
• Gridley Tournament Champions – 1975
• Girls Basketball – 1976 & 1977
• League Champions – 1976 & 1977

Dennis Giuntini
• Teacher-Coach – 1973-1984
• Football Coach – 1975-1981
o Champs – 1981
o Co-Champs – 1978, 1980
• Softball Coach – 1977 – 1984
FAMILY – ECHSAHOF – Inducted – 2009
Mr. and Mrs, Elijah and Gladys Green

1952:
Elijah “Pumpsie” Green
• 1949, 1950, 1952 Basketball
• 1949, 1950, 1951 Baseball
• 1950, 1951 All ACAL Baseball
• 1951 Baseball Co-Champs, 1st ECHS Championship Team
• 1951 Baseball East vs West All Star Game
• 1963 Baseball – Major Leagues
• First African-Ameriocan to play for Boston Red Sox
• 1959-1962 Boston Red Sox
• 1963 – New York Mets

1953
Credell Green
• 1951-52 Football
• 1952 – All ACAL Football
• 1952 – Gained 1,320 yards – Scored 114 points
• 1953-54 – All Big 7 Contra Costa College
• 1954 – All Nor Cal JC
• 1954 – 2nd team JC All American
• University of Washington
• Drafted Green Bay Packers

1956
Travis Green
• 1955 – 1956 Baseball
• 1955 – 1956 League Champions Baseball
• 1956 – Basketball
• 1956 – Basketball League Champs
• 1956 – Basketball Team #1 in state.
1957
Cornell Green
• 1956 Football
• 1955, 1956, 1957 Basketball
• 1956 – 1957 – All ACAL
• 1956 – 1957 – All Northern California
• 1957 – All State
• 1957 – High School All-American
• League Record Total Points (368)
• 1956 – TOC All Tourney
• 1956 – Gridley – All Tourney
• 1958 – All State – contra Costa College
• 1961 – 3rd Team All American – Utah State
• 1962 – 1974 – National Football League Dallas Cowboys
• 1966-1967 All NFL
• 1971 – All Pro

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