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title icon 2014 Inductee Biography

  • Vic Bartolome

  • Bill Bertka

  • Andrew Butcher

  • Erin Alexander Brown

  • Gary Colson

  • Gary Cunningham

  • Carrick Dehart

  • Holly Emerson Ford

  • Don Ford

  • Mark French

  • Maury Halleck

  • Ben Howland

  • John Moore

  • Kirsten Moore

  • Phil Patton

  • Jerry Pimm

  • Sal Rodriguez

  • Brian Shaw

  • Jack Trigueiro

  • Don Volpi

  • Jerry West

  • Jamaal Wilkes

  • Larry Crandell

Vic Bartolome

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  • Led the Santa Barbara Dons in field goal percentage and scoring
  • Was the best in the Channel League and was an all-CIF center when there was only one selected in 1966.
  • Starting center for Oregon State University all four of his years
  • Led Oregon State in scoring and led not only his team, but the nation in field goal percentage for two years with marks of .661 and .623.
  • Known for his unbelievably soft shooting touch from a very big man
  • Graduated from Oregon State University in 1970 and immediately began a professional career in the NBA and the Italian
  • Currently a Senior Account Analyst at UCSB and his wife, Barbara, is a travel agent with Celebrity Travel.
  • He is involved with Kid’s World, Santa Barbara High School, Old Spanish Days, and Endowment for Youth benefit basketball games.

Bill Bertka 

Bill Bertka-frameBill Bertka is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) assistant coach and a former NBA executive with the New Orleans Jazz. He was an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers under Bill Sharman, Pat Riley and Phil Jackson among others. In 1968, the Los Angeles Lakers followed the recommendation of former West Virginia great Rod Hundley and hired him as a full-time scout.

He was named the interim head coach of the Lakers on two occasions. He was 1–1 after replacing Randy Pfund in 1994 before Magic Johnson replaced him. Bertka was 1–0 after Del Harris in 1999; Kurt Rambis then finished the season. 

  • Just finished 33rd consecutive year with the Lakers and the 11th in his current capacity of Special Assistant to the GM/Basketball Consultant.
  • First employed by the Lakers in 1968, serving as a scout, assistant coach and director of player personnel until 1974.
  • In 1974, joined the expansion New Orleans Jazz as the team’s general manager
  • Rejoined the Lakers in 1981 as an assistant coach and for the next 20 years was a key member on the staffs of Pat Riley, Mike Dunleavy, Randy Pfund, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Del Harris, Kurt Rambis and Phil Jackson.
  • 25th, 1999: Bill became the oldest person to ever coach an NBA game at the age of 71. Bill and Phil Jackson are the only people to serve as the team’s head coach on two different occasions.
  • Founded founding Bertka Views, one of the most successful college scouting services in the country, which he and his wife, Solveig, operated from 1961-1995.
  • During the summer of 1992, he served as a scout for the United States’ Olympic basketball team at the European Qualifying Tournament in Zaragoza, Spain
  • In 1989, Bill was inducted into the Santa Barbara Sports Hall of Fame and just five months later in October, he was inducted into the Summit County (Ohio) Sports Hall of Fame
  • Inducted into the Kent State University Sports Hall of Fame in 2004
  • Bill and Solveig have two married daughters, Britt (wife of former Lakers’ assistant coach Jim Eyen) and Kris

Andrew Butcher 

Andrew Butcher - frameAndrew Butcher is the longtime girls basketball coach at Santa Barbara. In his 30-plus years at the helm, he’s sent numerous players off to college, including 21 to NCAA Division 1 schools. Year in and year out, his teams are title contenders in the Channel League and make the CIF playoffs. 

“Butcher is smart, innovative, witty, resourceful and, most of all, giving. He gives hours of his time throughout the year helping players to become better on and off the basketball court. Those qualities also have been a blessing to the Santa Barbara High Athletic Department. Through Butcher’s vision, creativity, teaching and labor, the athletic department has collected much-needed funds, worn facilities have received a makeover and students have acquired vocational and life skills. Presidio Sports is pleased to honor Butcher as the Sports Figure of the Month.”

  • Longtime girls basketball coach at Santa Barbara High School
  • Graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1976
  • Attended UCSD and UCSB, where he graduated with a degree in experimental psychology and also completed the coaching program.
  • After coaching the Dons junior varsity team for four seasons he took over the varsity coaching duties at S.B.H.S. in 1982 along with friend Scott Blakey. 
  • In his 32 years with the varsity his teams have won almost 600 games, made the C.I.F. section playoffs 29 times and have three times been ranked in newspaper USA Today’s national top 25. 
  • In his 30-plus years at the helm, he’s sent numerous players off to college, including 21 to NCAA Division 1 schools. 
  • This year’s squad won the C.I.F. Southern Section title and reached the state Division 3 title game.
  • Guided Santa Barbara High’s girls basketball team to its first CIF-Southern Section championship, regional title and state finals appearance
  • High school coach Jack Triguero and former U.C.S.B. coach Ed DeLacey were extremely influential in his development as a coach.
  • Andrew is married to wife Yvonne and has a twelve year old son Max.  

Erin Alexander Brown

Erin Alexander Brown - frameErin Alexander Brown was awarded Legend of the Dome, and the first Gaucho to play with the WNBA.  Her coach, Mark French, watched it all happen during a four-year career in which she scored a then-school record 1,588 points.  How she got 66 of them in spite of misty shooting eyes during three games at the 1996 WNIT Tournament in Amarillo, TX left a lasting impression on her Hall of Fame coach. Alexander was voted as the event’s most inspirational player after scoring 27 points to upset Western Kentucky for the consolation championship.

The 5-foot-6 guard out of Santa Ynez, was first, and most unforgettable in a parade of Valley girls who would star for the Gauchos. After Jeff Rio, her boyfriend since their days at Santa Ynez High School, was killed in a car accident. Erin Alexander Brown, …headed straight for the basketball court.

“It was the one place in the world where I could feel completely at peace,” she said.

  • Played at UCSB from 1993-97. 
  • At the time of her graduation, she was UCSB’s all-time leading scorer with 1,588 points. 
  • Currently ranks fifth in school history in points and first in three-point baskets for a career, season and game. 
  • The 40 points that Alexander scored in a 1996 win over USC also remains a school record.
  • A three-time All-Big West choice
  • Big West Player of the Year as a senior, a year when she propelled the Gauchos into the NCAA Tournament. She averaged 18.9 points and, together with forward Amy Smith (19.3), formed the greatest one-two scoring punch in Gaucho history.
  • Played one year in the WNBA, half with the L.A. Sparks and half for the Utah Starzz
  • Now a fire engineer and paramedic with the City of Newport Beach Fire Department, where she has been for 14 years.
  • Has twin daughters, Riley and Haley (both 10). She calls being a mom her favorite part of life.
  • Still plays basketball in the Firefighter Olympics every year, as well as soccer, and competes in the Crossfit event.

Gary Colson

Gary Colson-frameGary Colson (Born April 30, 1934) is an American basketball coach. The Logansport, Indiana native guided several college men’s basketball teams, including Valdosta State University, Pepperdine University, University of New Mexico and California State University, Fresno.  

As a college coach he compiled a record of 563-385, over 34 seasons of coaching between 1959 and 1995. In 2002, in the National Basketball Association he worked with the Memphis Grizzlies along with his long-time close friend Jerry West, an NBA Hall of Famer and legendary star from the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • 563 career wins (ranks in top 50 Coaches of NCAA)
  • Master’s degree from Vanderbilt
  • Hall of Fame at five different institutions
  • NBA 5 for five years as assistant with Jerry West and Memphis Grizzlies
  • At UCSB, was the assistant Athletic Director to Dr. Gary Cunningham
  • Notable Players: Dennis Johnson (Celtics, Pepperdine), Luc Longly (Bulls, Univ of New Mexico), Marcos Leite (Brazil. Olympian, Pepperdine)
  • Athletic Director at Pepperdine University and Valdosta State University
  • Went to NCAA Sweet Sixteen twice …lost to UCLA in 2nd round both times in Pawley
  • Went to NIT five times. At Fresno, beat BYU and USC in first two rounds of NIT.
  • At University of New Mexico: Preseason NIT went to final four at Madison Square Garden
  • Recently signed contract to build a program at Ashiya University (Japan). Will take three Americans over to study/play.
  • In last three years have held over 40 Free Basketball Shooting clinics for young kids including Kobe and Jordan
  • Atlanta Tip Off Club awarded him Coach of the Year; Atlanta Tip Off Club award for 500 wins.
  • Wife of 25 years is Mary Kathrine (Head of Physical Therapy Dept. at UCSB) and two sons Rick and Wade Colson.

Gary Cunningham

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  • Led UCLA in scoring (20.7) and rebounding (11.5) as a freshman. Also awarded the Seymour Armond Memorial Award as freshman. MVP
  • As a senior co-captain in 1961-62, helped lead the Bruins to the school’s fi rst NCAA Final Four.
  • Earned 1st team all AAWU as a junior
  • One of the top free throw shooters in school history. His .824 percentage is the seventh best percentage in UCLA’s history.
  • Spent 1972 and 1974 summers working with the Spaniards Basketball Federation, aiding the development of their National Program.
  • As a Bruin varsity assistant from 1969-75 on Coach Wooden’s staff, during that time, UCLA won 6 NCAA Championships and won 200 of 211 games, including an NCAA record 88-game winning streak.
  • Has highest winning percentage in school history (50-8, .862) & in conference play (29-3, .906) as head coach in 1977-79
  • Athletic Director at UC Santa Barbara from 1995-2008.
  • Selected as the NACDA Athletics Director of the Year in 1999.
  • The Lifetime Achievement award was re-named the Gary Cunningham NCAA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006
  • Was fi rst time recipient of the NCAA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005
  • Was elected to the US Sports Academy Board of Trustees in 2006
  • Since 1995, Cunningham has been Head of the U. S. Delegation for the World University Games
  • In March 2011, he received the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Lifetime Achievement Award and has been on the NABC Hall of Fame Selection Committee since 2008.
  • Awarded the Special Olympics Santa Barbara Lifetime Achievement Award and since 2009 has been a member of the Special Olympics Southern California Board of Directors.
  • Inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 2001

Carrick Dehart

Carrick Dehart - frameCarrick Dehart, “a legend of the ‘Dome…”

“Of all the teams you could guess that would hand UNLV their only loss in a 55-game stretch that included the 1990 national title, UCSB likely wouldn’t be at the top of the list. But the Gauchos were a more than worthy competitor thanks in large part to Carrick Dehart, who to this day remains one of the best players in school history. During DeHart’s time at UCSB the Gauchos made two NCAA Tournament appearances (beating Houston in 1990) and an NIT appearance in between..”

“Dehart, who grew up in Inglewood, CA, scored 1,687 career points, a record that stood for 18 years, still ranks second in UCSB history.”

  • Played at UCSB from 1986-90
  • Scored 1,687 career points, a record that stood for 18 years and still ranks second in UCSB history
  • Ranks among the school’s top-10 in 10 statistical categories
  • Named Big West Freshman of the Year in 1987
  • A three-time All-Big West selection
  • Named an All-American in 1990
  • Led the 1988 and 1990 Gauchos into the NCAA Tournament
  • In 1990, after helping UCSB to an NCAA first round victory over Houston, led the team with 23 points in the second round against Big 10 Champion Michigan State.
  • In 1990, scored a game-high 24 points with an injured ankle against top-ranked UNLV. The Gauchos beat the eventual national champions 78-70, the Runnin’ Rebels’ only loss over a 55-game stretch.

Holly Emerson Ford

Holly Emerson Ford - frameHolly Emerson Ford is the Santa Barbara High School honor student and youngest sister to SBART Hall of Famer Don Ford, who was top-ten in her class, two times MVP, won a Basketball scholarship to USC where she was on the Dean’s List seven times, and the Golden Key National Honor Society, Skull and Dagger Honor Society, won the Jess Hill Student Scholar-Athlete Award, Half-Century Club Scholar Athlete, USC’s Outstanding Senior Scholar-Athlete Award and Mark’s Hall Student-Athlete Award. The two-time Channel League MVP, twice CIFSS co-MVP, all-State, and Parade, USA Today, Converse, Adidas and Street and Smith All-American.”

“So what else has she done? Holly started all but one game in her four years on the nationally prominent USC Trojan team; one year finishing as runner-up in the National Championships. She was twice selected to the Pacific-10 all-Academic Teams in 1987 and in 1988. Then she graduated Cum Laude.”

  • As a junior at Santa Barbara High School, named the USA BLD player of the year in summer school in LA, a league the SB/Ventura county team won. She was the MVP of Channel League, co-player of the year for CIF, News Press athlete of the week twice, and won the SBHS Outstanding Athletic performance award
  • Her senior year, Holly racked up the accolades, as she was named an All American by USA today, USA BDL summer league player of the year, Street and Smith All American, Bird Cage Classic MVP, SB Tournament of Champions all-tourney, USA Today top 25 list, MVP of the Channel league, was a News Press athlete of the week twice, All County SB, Co Player of the year of the CIF, MVP of SBHS team, All state first team and Parade magazine All American
  • Scored 1,371 points in those 3 years and still hold the single-game scoring record at 45 (vs DP)
  • At USC, she helped the team to come in second in the nation her sophomore year and always went to playoffs.
  • On the dean’s list 7 times, was Golden Key National Honor Society, Skull and Dagger Honor Society member, Jess Hill Student Scholar-Athlete Award, Half Century Club scholar athlete, USC’s outstanding Senior Scholar-Athlete Award recipient and Mark’s Hall Student-Athlete Award.
  • Started every game but one at USC and was twice selected to the Pac-10 All American teams in 1987 and 1988.

Now I am married 26 happy years to Brad Emerson and have two fantastic kids, Calvin and Tessa.

Don Ford 

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  • Played at Santa Barbara High School 1969-71
  • All CIF First Team and Channel League MVP in 1971
  • Don played collegiately at Santa Barbara City College from 1971-2 and the University of New Mexico before transferring to UCSB for the 1974-75 season.
  • Western State Conference MVP in 1972
  • California Community College Olympic Team in 1972
  • Academic All-American and NABC All Pacifi c Coast in 1975 at UC Santa Barbara.
  • UCSB Alumni Athlete of the Year in 1976
  • Ford was selected with the second pick of the sixth round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the L.A. Lakers. He spent four-anda-half seasons with the Lakers. He was traded with a 1980 fi rst-round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Butch Lee and a 1982 fi rst-round pick, which the Lakers used to draft James Worthy as the top pick overall.
  • NBA All Rookie 2nd team 1975-76
  • Over 474 NBA games, he averaged 6.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists. He averaged 7.1 points and 3.8 points per game with the Lakers.
  • Spent two years playing professionally in Italy.
  • Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame member
  • Serves as color commentator on UCSB basketball radio broadcasts.

Mark French

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  • Women’s Basketball Coach (1987-2008)
  • Holds UCSB records for most coaching victories by a women’s basketball coach with 438 and for highest winning percentage at .687
  • Guided the Gauchos to 15 postseason appearances, including 13 in a row at one point, and 12 NCAA Tournament appearances, including nine straight
  • Coached the Gauchos to 12 Big West Tournament championships and 13 regular season titles
  • Named Big West Coach of the Year a record seven times
  • His players were named Big West Player of the Year nine times. He produced fi ve All-Americans and 25 First Team All-Big West selections
  • Coached six student-athletes who went on to play in the WNBA
  • Had two Verizon Academic All-Americans and six Verizon Academic All-District players
  • In 2004, his Gauchos advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. His teams won 7 NCAA Tournament Games
  • In 1999-2000, the Gauchos won a school record 26 consecutive games. In 1999-2000 UCSB won a school record 30 games
  • His teams won 20 or more games 11 times
  • 538 career, collegiate victories (University of the Pacifi c, Idaho State University, and UCSB).
  • Member of the UCSB Athletic Department Hall of Fame and the Santa Barbara Athletic Roundtable Hall of Fame.

Maury Halleck   

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  • Enumclaw High WA Class of 1948
  • Served in the US Air Force 1950-1953
  • Played football for Western Washington University
  • Graduated from Western Washington University in 1955
  • Married Mary Lorene Halleck July 10, 1955
  • Has 4 Children: Bradley, Kevin, Maurene and Brian (and 12 grandchildren)
  • Coached Football at Chehalis High School 1955-1956
  • Moved to Santa Barbara in the summer 1956
  • Coached Santa Barbara High football and basketball 1956-1958
  • Started coaching football and basketball at San Marcos High School when the school opened in 1958.
  • He served as the Head Basketball Coach from 1958-1981
  • Retired from San Marcos High in 1989
  • Maury also served during his tenure at San Marcos as Athletic Director, Football Coach, Basketball Coach, Tennis Coach, and Softball Coach
  • 1980-81 San Marco’s “Running Royals” lost in CIF 4A Championship Game to fi nish 26-1 over 3 year period, Royals won 3 straight Channel Island League Championships, 43 straight wins and only 6 loses

Ben Howland

Benjamin Clark Howland - frameBenjamin Clark Howland (born May 28, 1957) is an American college basketball coach and former player. He served as the head men’s basketball coach at Northern Arizona University from 1994 to 1999, the University of Pittsburgh from 1999 to 2003, and the University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA) from 2003 to 2013. Howland became the first men’s coach in college basketball history to be fired shortly after winning an outright power-conference title.

Howland is among a handful of NCAA Division I coaches to take three different teams to the NCAA tournament: Northern Arizona, Pittsburgh, and UCLA. He is one of only three active coaches to compete in three consecutive Final Fours (with UCLA from 2006-2008).

  • Two-time All-CIF and two-time Suburban League Most Valuable Player as a player at Cerritos High School
  • Led Santa Barbara City College to California State finals in 1978.
  • Named WSC’s defensive MVP both years and led Weber State College to consecutive Big Sky titles and NCAA Tournament appearances in 1979 and 1980.
  • 1980: Played professionally in Bohemios First Division Uruguay, South America.
  • As an assistant at UCSB, led the Gauchos to five post-season appearances between 1988 and 1994.
  • Served as the head men’s basketball coach at Northern Arizona University from 1994 to 1999, the University of Pittsburgh from 1999 to 2003, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from 2003 to 2013.
  • Took all three teams to the NCAA Tournament. He is one of only three active coaches to compete in three consecutive Final Fours (with UCLA from 2006-2008).
  • In 1997-98, he led the Lumberjacks to the Big Sky Tournament Championship, sending them to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. 
  • 89–40 (.690) with four consecutive post-season bids at Pitt
  • On December 10, 2011, Howland passed Jim Harrick for second on UCLA’s all-time wins list behind John Wooden.
  • 1997 Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year, 2001-02 Big East Coach of the Year and National Coach of the Year. In 2005-06, Ben won Pac-10 Conference Coach of the Year.
  • Players in NBA he coached include Trevor Ariza, Jordan Farmar, Arron Afflalo, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, and Jrue Holiday

John Moore

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  • Selected to represent the NAIA (the sole NAIA coach selected) to select the USA under 19 team at the Olympic training Center in Colorado Springs this summer.
  • 498-298 career record: 2 games away from 500 wins in 25 years as a collegiate head coach
  • 419-224 record at Westmont
  • Three Golden State Athletic Conference tournament championships and one regular season championship at Westmont. Moore’s teams have made eight trips to the NAIA national tournament, including a NAIA Final Four appearance in 1999.
  • Coached 31 All-GSAC players at Westmont, nine NAIA All-Americans, and eight All-American Scholar-Athletes. In addition, each senior in his program has graduated with a degree from Westmont.
  • Inducted into the Cypress College Hall of Fame as a player & coach
  • Playing at Westmont, Moore was named to the All-District team and All-Far West squad, and earned the Tom Byron Most Inspirational Player Award. During his senior year, Moore led the Warriors to the second round of the NAIA national tournament.
  • His career total of 422 assists ranks fourth at Westmont, despite playing only two years.
  • In 1988, Moore accepted the head coaching position at Fresno Pacifi c University. Starting with a team that had experienced six straight losing seasons, Moore guided the Sunbirds to an 18-13 record in his fi rst season. In 1989-90 and 1990-91 Fresno Pacifi c won back-to-back GSAC regular-season titles. He was named the GSAC and NAIA District 3 Coach of the Year in 1990.
  • Serves as an Associate Athletic Director and is also an Associate Professor of Kinesiology
  • Moore also has international experience, taking part in several tours throughout Asia. He has coached the junior national teams for the countries of Bangladesh and Sudan.
  • Moore served as part of the USA Basketball Committee in 2002, helping to select the 19-and-under team which included such players as Carmello Anthony, Deron Williams and Christopher Bosh.

Kirsten Moore

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  • Head coach Kirsten Moore has brought the Westmont Women’s Basketball program to new heights as winners of the NAIA National Championship. The Warriors posted a record of 30-4 on the way to the 2012-13 national title.
  • Team captain while playing for the University of Oregon. After graduating, Moore served as an assistant coach in the Duck’s women’s basketball program for three years, during which time Oregon won two PAC-10 championships and made three trips to the NCAA Tournament.
  • As a collegiate athlete, Moore participated in four NCAA Tournaments and was selected by her teammates as the 1998 Bev Smith Most Inspirational Player. Twice she earned Academic All-PAC-10 honors & in 1998 she was nominated for regional GTE Academic All-American recognition.
  • Assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of California Berkeley for four years.
  • Came to Westmont in 2005
  • The Warriors also won the 2012-13 Golden State Athletic Conference regular season championship by going 14-0.
  • Led the Warriors to a 17-13 record in her second season and a trip to the NAIA National Tournament.
  • In 2007-08, the Warriors compiled a record of 21-9, fi nished the season with a #19 ranking and made a return trip to the NAIA National Tournament.
  • In 2008-09, Moore’s team matched the school record of 22 wins in a season and made their third trip in as many years to the National Championship as the NAIA’s sixteenth-ranked team.
  • The Warriors returned to the National Tournament during the 2010-11 as the NAIA’s twenty-third ranked team. In the 2011-12 season, Westmont compiled a record of 31-4, reaching the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament and earning a number four national ranking. Over the past two season, Westmont has accrued a record of 61-8.
  • Also serves as Associate Director of Athletics

Phil Patton

Phil Patton - frameJoined the U.S. Navy upon his graduation from Cathedral Latin High School in 1944. He served in both the Atlantic and Pacifi c campaigns as an electrician’s mate aboard the U.S.S. Zellars, a destroyer that was heavily damaged during a kamikaze attack at Okinawa which took the lives of 42 of his shipmates.

  • Came to the Santa Barbara News-Press in August of 1954 as co-sports editor. He was soon elevated to sports editor and wrote his Patton’s Pressbox column for 16 years.
  • Covered UCSB athletics from 1954 until 1970
  • Voice of the Gauchos as the fi rst radio play-by-play announcer for both the football and basketball teams from 1959 to 1970
  • He was instrumental in bringing minor league baseball to Santa Barbara in 1962
  • Played a role in the creation of the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table in 1968.
  • He was awarded the R.F. MacFarland Memorial Trophy by the Semana Nautica Association for his service to the community in June of 1970.
  • Inducted into the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame posthumously in May of 1972.

Jerry Pimm

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  • Overall coaching record: 395-288
  • Pimm guided the University of Utah basketball team for nine seasons as its head coach (1974-83). He took over the head coaching position after 13 years as an assistant coach.
  • Utah advanced to fi ve NCAA Tournaments and one Sweet 16 during Pimm’s tenure at the school. The Utes won 20 or more games four times, including an all-time high of 25 in 1980-81.
  • Sent many players to the NBA including Michael Chambers, Pace Mannion, Danny Vranes, Luther Burden, Jeff Judkins, Mike Newlin, Merv Jackson, Kenny Gardner, Jerry Chambers, Dewitt Menyard, and Mike Sojourner.
  • Three-time NCAA District 7 Coach of the Year at Utah.
  • Performed an amazing turnaround with the UC Santa Barbara basketball program (1983-98).
  • In 1986-87, he guided UCSB to its fi rst winning record in 11 seasons, going 16-13 and fi nishing second in the Big West Conference.
  • In 1987-88, the Gauchos won 22 games and advanced to their fi rst NCAA Tournament.
  • In 15 seasons in Santa Barbara, Pimm’s teams won 223 games, a school record for a head coach, and they made five postseason appearances, including two NCAA Tournament appearances.
  • Coached NBA Head Coach Brian Shaw.
  • Two-time Big West Coach of the Year and a one-time NCAA District 8 Coach of the Year.
  • Served as a consultant and assistant coach with the United States National team for 15 years (1973-88). He helped select the U.S. teams for the 1976, 1980, 1984, and 1988 Summer Olympics.
  • In 1986, he was the top assistant coach for the U.S. National Team that won the Gold Medal at the FIBA World Championships in Spain. That team included former Gaucho Brian Shaw.
  • As a player, Pimm was selected NCAA All-West Region following his junior and senior seasons at the University of Southern California (USC). As a freshman, he was an All-American at Fullerton Community College. As a senior at Montebello High School, Pimm led the nation in scoring at 29.6 points per game.

Sal Rodriguez 

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  • Executive Director of the Boys Club (now Boys and Girl Club) for more than 30 years
  • Grew up playing basketball and baseball at the Goleta Boys Club in Goleta
  • Sal was the fi rst four-year letterman and a four-year starter on the Varsity Basketball team at San Marcos High School.
  • In 1962, Sal was the team captain, fi rst team All Channel League as well as fi rst team “All County.”
  • He was All CIF, leading the team in assists and steals and leaving San Marcos High School as the career scoring leader.
  • He still holds the record for “Fouling Out” of the most games
  • Inducted into the San Marcos Hall of Fame in 1966.
  • States that his proudest moment was when the San Marcos Royals defeated the Santa Barbara Dons in four consecutive games. San Marcos was a new school, and beating an established Santa Barbara school with a great tradition was very emotional for him.
  • Has a daughter Pamela and son, Bo.

Brian Shaw 

Brian Shaw - frameBrian Keith Shaw (born March 22, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player and former head coach for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). At 6’6″ he could play both guard positions, but was used primarily at point guard over the course of his 14 seasons in the league. He is known for his alley-oop passes to former teammate Shaquille O’Neal, and for his clutch plays, especially against the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2000 NBA Playoffs.

During his NBA career, Shaw played for the Celtics, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Los Angeles Lakers. He was a member of four squads that made NBA Finals appearances: the 1995 Magic and the 2000, 2001, and 2002 Lakers (with the Laker teams all winning championships).

He also played for the US national team in the 1986 FIBA World Championship, winning the gold medal. Shaw hit a key 3 point basket in the waning moments of the gold medal game vs. the USSR that the U.S. won by 2.”

  • In his senior year at UCSB, Shaw was named Big West Player of the Year as he led the Gauchos to their first ever NCAA tournament.
  • He was taken with the 24th overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 1988 NBA Draft.
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1989)
  • During his NBA career, he played for the Celtics, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Los Angeles Lakers.
  • 3 time NBA Champion as a player (All with Lakers), 2 time champion as an Assistant Coach
  • While a member of the Heat, on April 8, 1993, Shaw hit a then-NBA record ten three-point field goals (out of 15 attempts) 
  • On NBA All-Star Weekend in 2000, held in Oakland, Shaw received a key to the City of Oakland along with his fellow Oakland natives Jason Kidd and Gary Payton.
  • He also played for the US national team in the 1986 FIBA World Championship, winning the gold medal.[3] Shaw hit a key 3 point basket in the waning moments of the gold medal game vs. the USSR that the U.S. won by 2.
  • Worked for the Lakers as an Oakland-based scout during the 2003–04 season. He was appointed assistant coach of the Lakers during the 2004–05 season and stayed until after the 2010-11 season.
  • Spent 2 years with the Indiana Pacers as an Assistant Coach. He was later promoted to associate head coach.
  • On June 25, 2013, Shaw was announced as the head coach of the Denver Nuggets

Jack Trigueiro

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  • Was 240-90 in 14 seasons at Santa Barbara HS as Head Coach
  • His Teams won 5 Channel Island League Titles-3 of his players went to the NBA
  • His Teams were known for their discipline, well precisioned controlling offense, aggressive defense, very sound fundamentally and unselfish
  • Many of his coaching techniques and methods have been published Coach Triguerio’s Philosophy:

The Contest is with Yourself (your toughest opponent)

  1. The greatest obstacle is between you and your goal. You must conquer and control yourself.
  2. Always focus on performing the BEST you can. Fear of winning or losing leads quickly to muscle tightness, excessive anxiety and poor concentration.
  1. Strive to win the contest with yourself. Compete well and let the chips fall where they will.

Can you Answer Yes to these 3 after practicing or playing a game?

  1. I gave my best effort (100%) every moment
  2. My attitude was positive, healthy, and optimistic. I wasn’t negative, I didn’t get down.
  3. I accept full responsibility for me today.

Formula For Success

  1. SELF DISCIPLINE: is beginning…..doing what you have to do and making sacrifices to get the job done
  2. SELF CONTROL: discipline leads to control. With discipline you control what you do, think and how you react
  3. SELF CONFIDENCE: control leads to confidence…total belief in self comes only with control
  4. SELF REALIZATION: being the best you can……comes from confidence…..you believe and feel good about yourself and you open doors to your full potential

Don Volpi   

Don Volpi  - frameDonald Volip“…There are not enough Don Volpis in our world of athletics. This man whose presence we so genuinely enjoyed was not with us long enough. “

“At UCSB (Volpi)  became team captain and Most Valuable Player in the Gaucho basketball program.

As High School Basketball Coach and Teacher to the Dos Pueblos Chargers, “…in the 1970-71 season, Volpi reached the pinnacle of his career, a CIF AAA Division championship. While the CIF championship remains one of the great achievements in the spirited history of the Chargers, his own career was a continuing series of pinnacles. Extremely popular, the quiet but intense Volpi was highly respected by players, opposing coaches and officials. His even temperament, consideration and sensitivity were always evident. He was one of the good guys and someone you were always happy to see.”

  • Dos Pueblos High School Basketball Coach and teacher of 25 years
  • Named All-Europe and All-Pacific Coast as a player in the Air Force
  • Team captain and Most Valuable Player for the UCSB basketball program in 1960, which went 18-7 and tied for the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship
  • Lettered one year at BYU
  • Coached the UCSB freshman team the next year.
  • Hired in 1966 to start the Dos Pueblos basketball program.
  • Coached at Dos Pueblos High School for 10 years
  • In the 1970-71 season, Volpi reached the pinnacle of his career, a CIF AAA Division championship. That team finished the year at 27-2.
  • Started the volleyball league in Santa Barbara and coached both the boys and girls teams at Dos Pueblos
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  • Known for his quiet, but intense personality. His even temperament, consideration and sensitivity were always evident.

Jerry West

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  • Chick Hearn coined Jerry “Mr. Clutch” for his big crucial plays at crunch time
  • Played for 14 years for the Los Angeles Lakers 1960-74
  • Played in 14 NBA all star games. Was MVP in 1972
  • Scored 25,192 points for a career 27.0 average
  • Averaged 6.7 assists for his career
  • Averaged 5.8 rebounds for his career
  • Still holds highest playoff games average of 46.3 ppg
  • Played in 9 NBA finals
  • 12 time all NBA first team
  • 5 time NBA all defensive team
  • Led the Lakers to the 1971-72 NBA title & a 33 game winning streak which still stands
  • Named one of the 50 greatest players in 1996
  • Had his Laker’s jersey retired in 1983
  • Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in 1980
  • Lakers won 6 NBA titles while he was General Manager
  • NBA Executive of the Year- 2 times
  • Lakers head coach for 3 years-led them to playoffs each year
  • His West Virginia University squad played in the 1959 NCAA fi nals- named MVP despite his team losing
  • Co-captained the USA Olympic team-winning the gold in Rome
  • Is the Silhouette of the NBA logo

Jamaal Wilkes 

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  • Won four NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors.
  • Jamaal was a three-time NBA All-Star and the 1975 NBA Rookie of the Year.
  • Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and his jersey No. 52 was retired by both the Lakers and the Bruins.
  • All-CIF basketball star at Ventura High School in 1969
  • Starring for Santa Barbara High School, Wilkes was voted CIF Class 4A Player of the Year after leading the Dons to 26 consecutive wins and to the playoff semifinals during the 1969-70 season. Also named All-America Prep player
  • Two-time All-American at UCLA, winning the 1972 and 1973 NCAA titles
  • Part of UCLA teams that won a record 88 consecutive games
  • In three years at UCLA, Wilkes averaged 15.0 ppg and 7.4 rpg and shot 51.4 percent from the field. He was a two-time All-Pacific-8 selection (1973–1974), a member of the 1972 NCAA All-Tournament Team, and a three-time first-team Academic All-American (1972–1974)
  • In March 2007, he was inducted into the Pac-10 Men’s Basketball Hall of Honor.
  • Named to the NBA All-Defensive Team twice
  • Wilkes played eight of his 12 NBA seasons for the Lakers, winning NBA Championships in 1980, 1982 and 1985 while garnering All-Star recognition two times in 1980 and 1982.
  • One of the smoothest, steadiest and most productive forwards to ever play in the NBA (he possessed a deadly accurate jump shot from the corner that Hall of Fame Laker announcer Chick Hearn dubbed the “20 foot layup”)
  • One of the most prolific scorers of his time, he averaged 18.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists while wearing the purple and gold.

Larry Crandell

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  • Known as Mr. Santa Barbara
  • Crandall was a bombardier in the 15th Air Force in World War II, seeing action in Italy on 35 combat missions. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, and Air Medal
  • Played three years of basketball at Syracuse
  • One estimate puts the amount he’s raised for charity at more than $200 million, helping charities such as All for One Youth & Mentoring, Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, local schools, Channel Islands YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, Hospice of Santa Barbara, the PARC Foundation, Transition House and the Douglas Family Preserve.
  • His contribution to hoops in SB was mostly as an MC, auctioneer, fund-raiser and a community supporter
  • He supported all the local programs at college and high school levels. The gym at the Page Youth Center is named in his honor.
  • As a player in SB, he was a regular at the SB Rec department court on Carrillo.
  • Family: Wife Marcy (deceased); children Larry Jr., Michael, Leslie and Steven; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren
  • His daughter Leslie and his son Steven both played basketball at Stanford

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