Ramona High (1966)
John was an All-League and MVP basketball player at Ramona. As UCR Head Basketball Coach for 26 years, he had a winning percentage of .632. He led them to 7 Championships (1984, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994 & 1995) and was named District 8 Coach of the Year 7 times and CCAA Coach of the Year 6 times. John had 20 or more wins in 17 different seasons and was UCR Athletic Director for six years. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Cal Baptist in 2007. In Riverside, his name is synonymous with good fundamental basketball.