Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet
Saturday, June 1, 2013
San Mateo Elks Lodge,
229 W. 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA
Social hour and silent auction will begin at 6:00pm. Sit down dinner and presentation ceremony at 7:30pm.
The Athletic Department is proud to announce the Inductees for the 2013 Hall of Fame Class:
Keith Comstock, Baseball
Jerry Drever, Basketball, Golf
Mike Garcia, Baseball
Gordon Gray, (Posthumously) Division Dean, Athletic Director, Softball, Baseball
John Hursh, Tennis
Mike Legarza, Basketball
Harold Reynolds, Baseball
Javier Sanchez, Golf
Membership in the Athletic Hall of Fame is a tribute to those athletes, coaches, and other distinguished individuals, who deserve recognition for their outstanding accomplishments in athletics and for their support of the Cañada College Athletic program.
The Hall of Fame was founded in 2012 by Mike Garcia, the current Athletic Director and got off the ground mainly because of generous donations. Since the Inaugural ceremony, numerous individuals and businesses have given generously which has made this annual event. The entire Hall of Fame Committee would like to thank all who have donated in the past which in turn enables us to honor and remember the rich tradition of intercollegiate athletics at Cañada College A Hall of Fame Wall in the gymnasium lobby displays the Hall of Fame Inductees.
The Hall of Fame Committee receives nominations from the Athletic Department, Faculty, Alumni, and community members. We encourage all of the named groups to continue to nominate prospective Hall of Fame inductees on a yearly basis. If you are interested in nominating a person for the Hall of fame, please download the nomination form provided and send to the committee members listed below.
The Hall of Fame Committee consists of the following people:
Mike Garcia — Current Athletic Director and founder of the Cañada College Athletic Hall of Fame. Mike was the Head Baseball coach from 1985-2002. Mike compiled a record of 451-250 with 5 players going on to Major League baseball. Over 18 seasons as Colts skipper the program made 14 straight State Playoff appearances, won 6 Conference Championships, had 18 players sign pro contracts, 16 All-Americans, 26 All Nor-Cal selections and 3 State Players of The Year. Of the 436 players coached, 414 Graduated and played two more years of college baseball. Mike Played Basketball and Baseball at Cañada. Mike then earned an athletic scholarship to Cal-State Fullerton where as a senior was the Team Captain of the NCAA Division 1 Champions. Mike then played in the Atlanta Braves organization.
Kurt Devlin —
Deborah Laulusa — Served as the Staff Assistant/Division Assistant for the Physical Education/Athletics Division at College of San Mateo from 1990 through 2008. She handled the daily operation of the division including monitoring student/athlete eligibility, organizing and coordinating athletic special events and awards ceremonies. Deborah currently serves as the Administrative Secretary in the Office of the Vice President of Instruction at College of San Mateo.
Jeanne Stalker — Jeanne began working at Cañada College in 1988 and served as Physical Education/Athletics Department Staff Assistant for 15 years. She was an invaluable asset to the daily operation of the department and monitored student/athlete eligibility. In addition, Jeanne organized and coordinated all of the Cañada Colts' Conference, Post Conference and State Athletic Playoff and Championship special events. Jeanne currently serves as Program Coordinator for New Student Orientation and Assessment and in 2013 received awards for Cañada's Classified Employee of the Year and her 25 years of dedicated service.
Bob Kilburg — A Colts baseball alumni, Kilburg is the president and creative director of Bob Kilburg & Associates - a San Carlos based advertising agency that produces work for the San Jose Sharks, Stanford Cardinal Football, DGDG.com and the SAP Open Tennis Tournament.
Tony Lucca — Played baseball at Canada in 1995 and 1996. In 95, Lucca was an All State Selection and also lead the state of California in RBI's. In 96 he was an All American while playing on a Championship team under then head coach and Hall of Fame inductee Mike Garcia. Tony earned an athletic scholarship to Oklahoma State University. While there in 1997 and 1998 over two seasons he hit well over .300 and had a total of 27 HR's while driving in over 130 runs and earning 2nd team all Big12 honors and also competing in two NCAA Super Regionals. Tony signed a professional contract with the Florida Marlins in 98 playing three seasons in their minor league organization and Making the New York Penn League All Star Team in 1999 and also the Team MVP. After his playing career Lucca began coaching at Canada as an assistant to Coach Garcia in 2002. He then took over the Canada baseball program in 2003. Over ten seasons as the Colts skipper they have had a string of six straight seasons in the state playoffs, a league title in 2010, having coached 3 players who signed professional baseball contracts, 10 All Americans, 8 All Nor Cal selections, 4 league MVP's. He has had over 80 percent of players moving on to four year schools and earning athletic scholarships.
Mitch Juricich — Mitch is a native San Franciscan and peninsula resident who created and co-hosts Hooked on Golf, 7:00 a.m.-8a.m. on KNBR Radio 680am on Saturday. Mitch also founded Tournament Event Enterprises, an out source provider of customized and simplified golf tournaments and events. Mitch is also the voice and Public Address announcer for the Colt Baseball team. Mitch is the father of former Colt pitcher, Keith Juricich who went on to play two years at St. Joseph's University.
A Message from Mike Garcia, Hall of Fame Chairman
Cañada College Athletics has a rich and storied history of success since 1968. In order to honor the past 45 years of competition and achievements we must solicit private donations for the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on an annual or bi-annual basis. Please send your contributions (checks only please) to Cañada College Athletics, c/o Mike Garcia, HOF Chairman, Cañada College 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, CA, 94061.
A trust account has been established for the Cañada College Athletic Hall of Fame.