College of San Mateo will unveil its Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday afternoon, honoring nearly a century of its athletic legacy.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Athletic Hall of Fame Plaza, during which 16 former athletes and coaches will be inducted in the inaugural class of honorees.
This initial group of inductees, whose names will be enshrined on granite and bronze pillars permanently on display at the Plaza, includes former football players Bill Walsh, John Madden, Bill Ring, and Neal Dahlen, all of whom have earned Super Bowl rings.
The college’s long football coaching tradition will be celebrated by the induction of coaches Murius McFadden, Herb Hudson, Bill Dickey, Ted Tollner, and Tom Martinez -- also CSM’s pioneer women’s basketball and softball coach.
Other athlete inductees are Olympic track gold medalist Archie Williams (400 meters in 1936), Olympic javelin thrower Nicole Carroll-Lewis, and softball star Jenny Freeman.
The other Hall of Fame coaches are Jack Avina (men’s basketball), Ray Balsley (men’s basketball and golf), John Noce (baseball), and Bob Rush (track and field).
The ribbon-cutting event is free and open to the public. The induction ceremony and banquet will take place on Friday evening; pre-registration is required and the cost is $70 per person. Contact CSM athletic director Andreas Wolf at (650) 574-6462 or email@example.com for registration information.
The Hall of Fame class will be honored and introduced as part of the halftime program at CSM’s home football game on Saturday against West Valley College. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
For more information about the Hall of Fame visit collegeofsanmateo.edu/halloffame.