The CCCAA Announces Its 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
Sacramento, CA . . . The California Community College Athletic Association is pleased to announce the 2014 class of inductees into the California Community College Sports Hall of Fame. The 2014 class includes Albert Gasparian (Golden West College), Joseph Gonzales (East Los Angeles College), Pat Moorhouse (Santa Barbara City College), and Chris Pappas (Monterey Peninsula College).
The CCCAA Sports Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed in California community college athletics. Founded in 1984, the Hall of Fame has sought to recognize those who have made the most of their experiences as California community college student athletes, coaches and administrators, maximizing their own potential to better themselves and those with whom they come into contact. The four new HOF members will join 122 previous inductees in the Hall, which features some of the most recognizable names in amateur and professional sports. The CCCAA Hall of Fame page complete with past nominees and bios can be found at http://www.cccaasports.org/history-hof.asp.
The CCCAA Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 2 at 6:00p.m in conjunction with the CCCAA Annual Convention at the Renaissance LAX in Los Angeles, CA. To purchase tickets print, complete, and return the convention registration form available at http://cccaastats.org/convention/2014/Spring/Registration_Form.pdf.
2014 CCCAA Hall of Fame Inductees:
Albert Gasparian, Golden West College, Women’s Volleyball/Basketball
A graduate from Golden West in 1975, Albert Gasparian took over the women’s volleyball program in 1983, replacing Coach Lou Ann Terheggen, a fellow CCCAA Hall of Famer.
Throughout his coaching career at Golden West, Albert compiled an overall record of 509-46, an unmatched .917-winning percentage. His outstanding athletic success includes 4 undefeated seasons maintaining a 27-0 record in 1998, 1999 and 2000, as well as a 22-0 season in 2003. From 1997 through 2001, his teams ran off an unparalleled 103-match winning streak.
Albert’s coaching career statistics average 23 wins per season, 14 straight seasons of 20 wins or more, 18 years with at least 20 victories, 12 consecutive State championships earned and 16 State championships in all. During the last 12 championship seasons, his squads lost only 16 matches. From 1984-91, Albert also coaches the Rustlers’ men’s team finishing 2nd place in the State championships four times.
In 1993, 1995, and 1997 Albert assisted the USA Women’s teams at the World University Games, winning a silver medal in both ’93 and ‘97. He also coached 5 years professionally, leading the LA Starlites to a Major League Volleyball championship in 1987, and the Orange County Diggers to consecutive titles in 1995 and ’96.
Albert served as the JC/CC Representative on the American Volleyball Coaches Association Board of Directors for 4 years, the CCCAA Management Council for 6 years, and currently serves as a District 8 Representative to the Executive Board of the National Alliance of Two-Year College Administrators.
After 22 seasons of the most successful women’s volleyball program at Golden West, as well as in the State, Albert became the Dean of Physical Education, Health and Athletics at Golden West College overseeing 17 sports and the Health and Kinesiology Division in 2005. Albert completed his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at UCLA in 1977. He then obtained his Master’s in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific in 1985.
A resident of Huntington Beach, CA Albert has been a member of the Community Services Advisory Commission for over 10 years and was selected for the newly formed Huntington Beach Sports Commission in 2013.
Joseph Gonzales, East Los Angeles College, Wrestling
In 1976 Joseph Gonzales began his illustrious wrestling career at East Los Angeles College where he became a Community College State Champions and All-American.
Joseph’s wrestling accomplishments are impressive to say the least. Joseph is a High School National Champion, California Junior College Champion, NCAA College Champion while at California State University Bakersfield, National NCAA record holder for the most college wins in a single season with no defeats or ties (55-0-0), National NCAA record holder for the most takedowns in a season (528), Tbilisi Champ in the Soviet Union (Russia), three time World Cup Champion, Bronze Medalist in the World Championships, five time National Open Freestyle Champion, two time Veterans National Champion and 1984 Olympian.
Gonzales went back to ELAC to be an assistant wrestling coach, eventually coached at CSUB and Arizona State University when they won their National Championship.
Joseph’s commitment to California Community Colleges is evident in his involvement with the PUENTE Program at Cerritos College where he has served as a mentor to several students over the years.
Currently, Joseph is a middle school Physical Education Teacher in Santa Ana.
Pat MacPhee Moorhouse, Santa Barbara City College, Women’s Tennis
Pat Moorhouse is a product of the California Community College system having attended Chabot, Diablo Valley and College of the Desert. Pat then attended University of California, Riverside where she received her BA and then onto San Francisco State for her Masters.
Pat has a long coaching and administrative history at Santa Barbara City College where she has built many meaningful and important relationships with the student-athletes there. Pat coached women’s volleyball at SBCC for six years where she obtained a 128-16 record, five Western State Conference Championships and four WSC Coach of the Year honors. In addition, she served 15 years as the Vaqueros’ women’s tennis coach with an overall record of 250-28, 14 WSC championships, 10 WSC Coach of the Year awards, was CCC Tennis Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 1991 and was inducted into the CCC Tennis Hall of Fame in 2000. During her coaching tenure, Pat served as SBCC’s Women’s Athletic Coordinator from 1976-94 and was a WSC Representative from ’77-94. She also served as a Commission on Athletics WSC representative from 1985-91.
Pat currently is involved with the Santa Barbara Athletic Roundtable, where she has been for 30+ years.
Chris Pappas, Monterey Peninsula College, Football
With 50+ years of active service and achievement, Chris Pappas has devoted his working life to California Community College Athletics and Physical Education.
Chris was raised in San Jose where he graduated high school as an All-County quarterback. He later attended San Jose State where he played football under legendary coach, Bob Bronzan. Chris graduated in 1957 while ranked No.1 among peers in the physical education department. He was associated with the great coaches who attended San Jose State at that time including Bill Walsh, Dick Vermeil and Claude Gilbert, who remained life-long friends.
Chris began his football coaching career at Willow Glen High School in 1957 as an assistant. In his second season, Willow Glen began a 42-game winning streak, a Northern CA mark which stood for many years. He then spent four years coaching at San Jose High School with a 29-6-1 record.
In 1963 Chris was hired as an assistant football coach and head baseball coach at Monterey Peninsula College. He spent the next 24 years as Luke Phillips’ assistant coach for the highly successful Lobos. During that 24 year span, Chris also served as the head baseball coach at MPC. In ’86 he took over as head football coach where he stayed for 10 seasons. Over his career Chris coached many major college and NFL players including those that have played in nine Super Bowls. In 1998 Chris was inducted into the CCC Football Coaches Hall of Fame.
Chris contributed much more to the college than coaching excellence. He served as Athletic Director for 28 years where he was active on numerous committees including accreditation, academic senate and administrative council. He helped create the Lobo Hall of Fame in 1992 and continues to serve on the organizational committee. He was instrumental in starting women’s athletic teams at MPC prior to Title IX legislation, leading MPC to be one of the first colleges in the State to field women’s teams. In 1987 Chris received the prestigious Allen Griffin award given to MPC’s most outstanding educator. He has served on many statewide committees including those examining recruiting regulations and women’s athletics. He served as both president and vice president of the CCC Athletic Director’s Association and was inducted into the CCCADA Hall of Fame in 2000.
As an instructor, Chris became known statewide for his work in adapted physical education. What began as volunteer work turned into one of the first physical education programs in the state. In 1986 he conducted a study and published “A Study of Adapted Physical Education Programs in Community Colleges of California”. He was instrumental in garnering funds for equipment and supplies to build the program through the Bing Crosby Youth Fund which is now the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. The adapted program still thrives at MPC today.
Chris retired from Monterey Peninsula College in 1996 but this did not end his service to State organizations and the CCCAA. In 1996 he began working with former commissioner Marv Mays and others to help create the Northern California Football Association. The NCFA served as a model for the Southern California Football Association and created many of the processes in place today. He continues work with the Football Coaches Association and on the organization’s Hall of Fame. In 1998 was asked to become their Executive Director, a position he still holds.
In 1996, the late Mike Orlich, who directed football officials at that time, asked Chris to observe games to improve standards. Chris took on this task and it led to the observer’s program that continues to contribute to NCFA competition. Chris still travels to and observes games each weekend, many times attending two games in one day.
Among his recent contributions to the NCFA is through the bowl game program. As the grandfather of two young adults suffering from the effects of cystic fibrosis, he has been instrumental in his son’s The Living Breath Foundation. This foundation raises funds to help families with the costs associated with treating the disease. For the last three years the foundation has sponsored the bowl game between the Coast and Bay Valley Champions providing a wonderful experience for community college athletes while promoting this worthy cause.
About the CCCAA
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