2010 Inductees

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Don Edwards

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Contributor Don Edwards first came to University of California, Riverside as head baseball coach and assistant football coach in 1956. After leaving for a few years to complete his PhD in Physical Education from Indiana University, he returned to the diamond as baseball coach at UCR. In 1967, he started the popular Riverside Baseball Invitational and ...

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Malcolm Smith

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Athlete, post-1970 Malcolm Smith grew up with a fascination for mechanical things from the first time he rode his Labretta motor scooter in 1954. He is a six-time winner - thrice each on a motorcycle and in a car - of the Baja 1000, off-road racing’s version of the Indy 500. He also won the Baja ...

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Luann Ryon

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Athlete, post-1970 Luann Ryon came to Riverside Community College in the fall of 1971. She enrolled in an archery class because all of the tennis classes were full. This was the start of a 17-year career, which includes two Pan-American Games, Olympic Games and numerous National and International Championships. She earned a gold medal as a ...

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Wayne Gross

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Athlete, post-1970 A native of Riverside, Wayne Gross was an all-league performer in both baseball and football at Poly High School. He went on to participate in both sports at Cal Poly Pomona from 1970-1975. Selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 9th round of the Major League Baseball draft, Gross was promoted to the major ...

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Bob Rule

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Athlete,  Pre 1970 Bob Rule played basketball at Riverside Poly high School and Riverside Community College. In 1964, the 6-foot-9 Rule was named MVP of the Junior College State Championships, leading the Tigers to a 35-0 record. Following two stellar seasons at Colorado State, Rule was selected in the second round of the NBA draft by ...

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Tony Adams

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Athlete,  Pre 1970 Tony Adams was Riverside County Player of the Year as a quarterback at Ramona High School in 1967 and also played football at Riverside Community College. He then moved on to Utah State, where he was twice honored as NCAA Region VII Player of the Year. He played professionally in the World Football ...

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Dennis Rogers

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Coach Dennis Rogers is a respected baseball mind that has won at nearly every level. After excelling as a player in high school and college, he played briefly in the San Francisco Giants organization before injuries ended his playing career. He began his coaching career as an assistant to Rich Stalder at John W. North High ...

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