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2002 Hall of Fame Inductees
Glen was a three time league champion and a Southern CIF Champion (no state meet) at Fountain Valley High School. His high school record was 98-9-1 and was 38-0 his senior year. He was also a four-year letterman, four time conference champion, four time NCAA Division II All-American (a two time NCAA Div II National Champion ) at Cal Poly, with a career collegiate record of 127-18-2. He was 39-1-0 his senior year and was the #1 seed at the NCAA University Division (1) his senior year. He was the head coach at San Luis Obispo High School for 1 year, Brawley High School for 1 year, and San Pasqual High School for one year and an assistant coach Cal Poly for one year. Glen was inducted into the NCAA Division II Hall of Fame in 1999, and the Cal Poly Hall of Fame in 2000.
Jim was a graduate of San Francisco State University and a high school & middle school teacher and coach at Balboa HS (25 years). He was a two time All-Army Champion; NCAA Division II Champion; Pan American Champion in 1959; placed 3rd in the World Greco Roman Championships in 1961 (becoming the first American to place in the World Greco-Roman Championships; an Olympic Greco-Roman Team member in 1964; National AAU Freestyle Champion in 1965; National AAU Masters Champion in 1979; four time Far Western Champion. Jim initiated the wrestling program for the San Francisco Academy Athletic League, 1971-1974. He developed the wrestling program at Balboa High School and his teams won 5 City championships and he had 50 individual league wrestling champions from 1971-1991.
Bill graduated from San Diego State University where he was a member of the Aztec Wrestling Team. He became the head wrestling coach at Monte Vista High School in 1967 to 1997. He is now mentor to the Junior Varsity and Freshmen wrestlers at Monte Vista High School. One of the premier wrestling coaches in the San Diego C.I.F. Section, Coach Clauder led his teams to a 262-16-2 record, achieving 22 Grossmont League Championships and 17 San Diego C.I.F. Championships. His Monarchs won the first California State Championship in 1973, were second in 1974, and third in 1975 and fifth in 1976. During his tenure, he has coached many young men to Grossmont League, San Diego C.I.F., and Masters Championships, with Mike Applegate winning the California State Championship in 1976. He has been honored twice as the San Diego C.I.F. Coach of the Year.
Adam was a California State High School Champion in 1977 & 1978 for Merced High School; 1977 & 1978 California State Freestyle Champion; 1978 Junior National Freestyle Champion. At Cal State Bakersfield he was NCAA Division II National Champion in 1981, 1982 & 1983, and an NCAA Division Division I National Champion in 1983. He was a World Cup Freestyle Gold Medalist in 1982 and 1983. In 1983 he defeated the Russian Olympic Champion in the Soviet Union vs United States dual Meet continuing his undefeated record in international competition. Adam was the head coach at Overfelt High School where he coached the Royals to second in the State CIF Championships.
DR. DICK FRANCIS
Dick began his wrestling career at Orange Coast Junior College in 1951. He graduated from San Jose University in 1955. He was the PCI Champion in 1953 and 1955 and runner-up in 1954. He was the Far Western AAU Champion three times;. placed third at the National AAU Freestyle Championships; placed 3rd and 4th respectively at the National AAU Greco-Roman Championships. He coached wrestling at Fresno HS from 1956-59 and coached McLane High School from 1959-1964. Dick started the California-Japan International Exchange Program and took the first California High School exchange team to Japan in 1964. He coached wrestling at Fresno State University from 1964-1981. While serving as Wrestling Coach at Fresno State, Dick’s teams won two conference championships; he coached 39 individual conference championships, three individual NCAA College Division Champions, and three Division II NCAA National place winners, including one Division I National Champion & Runner-up – Mike Gallego.
Sheldon was a three-sport athlete at Modoc High School in Alturas, Ca. He attended the University of Santa Clara on a football scholarship and was on the winning Orange Bowl team. He attended UOP where he earned his masters degree in 1948. He coached football and wrestling at Cal Poly. In his fourteen years as wrestling coach, his record was 48-10. His 1958 team won the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Championships and had a 17-0 dual meet record that is still a Cal Poly record. Sheldon also trained officials and started wrestling programs at four Central Coast high schools. He started the Cal Poly High School Tournament (now the CIT in Morro Bay) in 1949 and the Junior College Tournament in 1950.
Wrestling his first three years in Oklahoma, Briggs finished his high school career in California, then wrestled for the University of Iowa. He was a leader in the development of wrestling in Southern California since 1934. He coached Freestyle, Greco-Roman and collegiate wrestling at UCLA. He served 25 years as chairman of the Southern California AAU Wrestling commmittee; a member of the NCAA Rules Committee; a member of the United States Olympic Committee; a referee at the 1956 Olympic Games, the 1959 Pan Am Games and the1962 World Championships. Briggs was selected as the Head Greco-Roman Coach for the USA in the 1960 Olympics and authored one of the first Greco-Roman books in America.
Tom was a four-year letterman and two-time team captain at Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek. He was three-time league champion and 3rd in the Northern California Championships (no state meet held). At Cal Poly, he was a four-year letterman, four time conference champion, five time NCAA All- American, including three national places at the College Division II – placing 3rd and winning two championships), additionally, he was a two time national place winner at the NCAA Division I as a runner- up his junior year and a Champion his senior year. He was also two time team captain at Cal Poly. Academic All American, and charter inductee into the Cal Poly Athletic Hall of Fame.
Bill was Central Section CIF Champion in 1995. He coached the Fresno City Wrestling Team for 19 years and had 17 league championships, 12 Nor Cal Championships, 4 state JC Championships, 4 dual meet state championships and 2 seconds. He coached 25 individual state champions, was selected Caliornia Junior College Coach of the Year 4 times, and had a 247-50-5 career record. He has hosted the North-South All Star Dual for the past 11 years.
Zach was a graduate of West High School (Salt Lake city, UT), Utah University & San Jose State. He coached at Canyon High School (Castro Valley) and Chabot College. He coached 1 CIF North Coast Section and one Northern California Championship team while at Canyon and had a 64-8 high school coaching record. In 14 years at Chabot, his teams finished in the top 3 in the state ten times, with 5 California State Junior College titles, 12 Northern California titles and 12 conference championships. He was California State Coach of the Year 5 times, California State Community College Wrestling Coach of the Decade (1970-80), coached 18 state champions and 52 all Americans with a dual meet record of 152-6-2.
Bruce coached at South High in Bakersfield from 1957 to 1964, won 2 South Yosemite League Championships and placed 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th in the Central Section Championships. He coached at Bakersfield Junior College from 1964 to 1985 where his teams won 264 dual meets, lost 81 and tied 2. Bakersfield College won the California State Junior College Championships in 1968-69 and he was chosen as California Junior College Coach of the Year. Bakersfield College also placed 2nd three times, 3rd three times and 4th two times. He coached 66 state place winners, 16 state champions, 47 All-Americans and 32 tournament championships.
Henry coached for many years at UC Berkeley, where he coached Bently Lyon, the first NCAA Division I champion West of Rocky Mountains and Pacific Coast Coast Intercollegiate Champion Eddie Nemer as well as many other PCI champions and place winners. He was the author of the best wrestling book of that time and many of the Bay Area (SF) coaches were Henry’s former wrestlers.
Tim was 3-time league champ, 2-time CIF Central Section (Valley) Champion, 6th in the California State CIF championships as a junior, and 2nd as a senior with a 70-3 record as a junior and senior at Monache High School. He was a four-year letterman at Cal State Bakersfield. Tim was 6th at the World Freestyle Championships in 1982; 10th at the World Championships in 1985; 6th at the World Championships in 1986; 5th at the World Championships 1987; 4th in 1988 Olympic Games; 5th at the World Championships in 1989; 5th in the 1992 Olympic Games; 6th at the World Championships in 1994. He is a 12 time National Freestyle medalist. He is the head coach at Porterville High School.
Competing for Mira Costa HS, Kent was 3rd in the Southern Section his junior year and was champion his senior year (no state meet). At El Camino Junior College he was a two time conference champion, two-time Southern California Champion and Most Outstanding Wrestler, two time California State Junior College Champion, team captain and Outstanding Wrestler of the California State JC Championships. Competing for Cal Poly, Kent was a two year letterman, two-time conference champion, team captain, placed 6th at the NCAA College Division II Championships his junior year, was the NCAA Division II Champion and placed 3rd at the NCAA Division I Championships his senior year. He coached 24 years at West Torrance High School, winning 10 league championships, winning the 1974 Southern Section Championships, were Southern Section runner-ups in 1976, 1990, 1994, and placed 3rd in the CIF California State Championships in 1976. He was Southern California Coach has the Year in 1974 & 1976.
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Tell that crazy wrestling coach that the crazy swim coach at Chabot College congrats!