Hall of Fame Committee
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.
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 — Kilburg is a Colts baseball alumni who played under 1st year Hall of Fame inductee, Coach Lyman Ashely. As the president and creative director of Big League Ideas, (a San Carlos based advertising agency that has worked with the San Jose Sharks, Stanford Cardinal Football, DGDG.com and SAP Center in San Jose) Kilburg has written, produced and directed hundreds of TV and radio commercials in his career, and won numerous advertising industry awards. Kilburg is also an Emmy award winning on-camera and voice talent. Kilburg's son Brett played two years for current Colts baseball skipper, Coach Tony Lucca.
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.
Matt Lee— Alumnus of Cañada College and current Men's Basketball Coach & Program Supervisor to the Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance Department at Cañada College. Matt played basketball at Cañada from 2004-2006. As a two-year basketball letter winner, he averaged 15 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds in 38 minutes a game. He registered a career-best 38 points against Bakersfield and earned first-team all-league honors in 2004-2005 and was an All-Northern California selection in 2005-2006. Matt continued his playing career transferring to the University of California, Los Angeles where he helped clinch back-to-back Pac-10 Championships and back-to-back Final Four's appearances. He continued his basketball career playing professionally in Manila, Philippines for Cebuana Lhuillier before returning home to obtain his M.A. in Sports Business from New York University. Matt's professional experience in sports include working for the Brooklyn Nets in Team Operations and New York Knicks in Sponsorship Services.
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.