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Nate De Francisco

Nate De Francisco

Feb 14, 2011 Comments Off on Nate De Francisco Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Contributor Affectionately known as “Mr. D.” around Riverside, Nate has devoted his adult life to the Riverside community and Riverside Community College in particular. Fifty-five years ago, after serving his country at March Air Force Base, Nate felt a connection to Riverside and decided to stay. He traded in his UCLA ...

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Gary Adams

Gary Adams

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Coach Gary moved to Riverside with his mom, dad, and twin brother, Gene, in 1954 at the age of thirteen. He attended Central Junior High School, Poly High School, and Riverside City College. Among Gary’s many accomplishments as an athlete and coach are:       1954 Riverside Pony League All Stars. District Champions. 1955-56 Riverside Colt League ...

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Jerry Tarkanian

Jerry Tarkanian

Feb 14, 2011 1 Comment ›› Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Coach “Tark” is the legendary basketball coach who brought three consecutive State Championships to the Riverside City College campus. From 1961 to 1966, he led the team to a 145-22 record. The 1963-64 team went 35-0, still a record for Community Colleges. While at Pasadena CC he was 67-4, at Long Beach ...

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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller

Feb 14, 2011 Comments Off on Cheryl Miller Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Athlete, post-1960 With tremendous grace and athletic ability, Cheryl Miller established a legacy throughout her high school and college career that may never be equaled. At Poly High School, Cheryl averaged 32.8 points and 15 rebounds for 90 games. Cheryl became the first male or female named to the Parade All-America high ...

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Walker Evans

Walker Evans

Feb 14, 2011 Comments Off on Walker Evans Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Athlete, post-1960 Simply one of the best off-road racers in the world, Walker Evans is known for his endurance, daring, and gentlemanly manners. (Not to mention the ever-present Stetson!). During a highly successful career in racing, he was known for many “firsts”. Chief among them was being the first racer ever ...

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Ray Smith

Ray Smith

Feb 14, 2011 1 Comment ›› Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Athlete,  Pre 1960 Ray came to Riverside when he was only eight months old from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. His father was Dean of Students at Sherman Institute and his mother was a teacher in the Alvord district for thirty-seven years. He attended Liberty Elementary School, Chemawa Middle School, ...

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Jess Hill

Jess Hill

Feb 14, 2011 Comments Off on Jess Hill Riverside Sport Hall of Fame

Athlete,  Pre 1960 Scholar….all-around Athlete.…successful Coach.…revered Legend. Before becoming a legend at USC, Jess Hill was an area legend, playing five sports at Corona High School and excelling at four sports at Riverside Community College. Jess was known at USC as “Mr. Trojan”. Beginning as a track competitor at USC, ...

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