|HALL OF FAME
athletics in Californias community colleges has a history
and tradition unlike anywhere else in the United States.
Great athletes like Flo Hyman, Jackie Robinson, Valerie
Brisco-Hooks, Joe Morgan, Pat McCormick, Warren Moon and
Debbie Meyer all started at California community colleges.
So did legendary coaches such as footballs Bill Walsh, John
Madden and Joe Gibbs, basketballs Lute Olsen and Jerry
Tarkanian, baseballs John McNamara and track and fields
Tom Tellez and Jim Bush. Even the late NFL Commissioner Pete
Rozelle was a California Community College alumnus.
With a history of producing such enormous talent,
Californias community colleges have a tradition unmatched
anywhere in college athletics.
CCCAA annually honors a select few former
student-athletes, coaches and administrators with induction
into the California Community College Sports Hall of Fame.
The Sports Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed in
California community college athletics. Founded in 1984, the
Sports 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 and bettering themselves and
those with whom they come into contact.
The value of community college education and intercollegiate
athletics for hundreds of thousands of student-athletes over
the years is best exemplified by the accomplishments of a
select few who have used their community college experience
as a stepping stone to greatness.