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Announcing the 2013 Redwood Athletic Hall of Fame...
Russell Smith ‘66 was first team all league for two years in baseball, led the MCAL in scoring, and named KTIM athlete of the year. After graduation he played baseball at College of Marin and UC Davis.
Jerry Piro ‘70 was first team all league for two years in basket ball, league MVP, and 3rd team all NorCal. He was also first team all league in baseball. At Santa Clara University he played four years of basketball and was two-time team captain. After college he played professionally in Europe, head basketball coach at Marin Catholic, Branson and most recently Redwood. He is a 1993 inductee in to the Marin County Athletic Hall of Fame.
Peter Woodring ‘86 was a four-year varsity soccer player, two time first team all league team captain, league MVP and All NorCal in 1984 and 1985. At Cal, Peter was a four year varsity member, team captain three years, team MVP and All far West. He played in Germany with the first and third divisions, on the US National team, the Danish Premier League and finally with the New England Revolution in the MSL.
Scott Munn ’88 was a member of the 1987 Varsity 4’s national championship rowing team, 1988 Varsity 8’s national championship rowing team, third in the Junior World varsity 8’s rowing team, and won numerous races against the premier high school rowing teams. After high school he placed fourth in 1992 Olympic 8’s team, Pac 10 champion in varsity 8’s at Washington, and World champion in 1995.
2013 RAHOF BANQUET IN MARCH 2014
to honor 2013 and 2014 Inductees
The Redwood Athletic Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for 2014 inductees.
REDWOOD ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME 2014 NOMINATION FORM
Stanlee J. Buchanan - Teacher/Coach 1965-95
Mike Hoffman '61
John Boro '70
Steve McGee '72
Jim Hanretty - Special Recognition
Rick Weil '60
Butch Brear '61
Kevin Wilson '67
Ken Johnson '68
Dick Hart- Basketball Coach
2009 INAUGURAL INDUCTEES
Pete Carroll ('69)
Jim Peters ('69)
Mike Connor ('73)
Darrell Elder ('74)
Buddy Biancalana ('78)
Rod Berry ('78)
Caren Choppelas Horstmeyer ('80)
Ken Flax ('81)
Laura Starrett Schmitt ('82)
Chad Kreuter ('82)
Patty Gibian Monge ('84)
Kristen McKnight Moore ('94)
ALUMNI IN SPORTS NEWS
Keegan Dresow '02 who played for Redwood High School, is the head coach of the semi-pro Avedore Monarchs, part of the 23-year-old Danish American Football Federation, and also coaches the club's youth programs. The federation's top teams compete in a five-month season that leads to a national title game, the Mermaid Bowl. Read more.
Tommy Pastalka '08 is a crew member of the recently formed American Youth Sailing Force team (AYSF), which has been selected by Oracle Racing to represent San Francisco in the Red Bull Series. The event will take place this summer between the Louis Vuitton Challenger Series and the America's Cup on the bay. Read more.
JR Hildebrand '06 finished in 2nd place while making his debut in the Indy 500 recently. If he hadn't hit the wall in the last turn, he would have been the first rookie to win the event in a long time. You can follow his racing agenda on his website.
Graham Willoughby '97 and Sandy Armstrong (Coaches) of the Marin Rowing Association were both asked last month to coach the nation's best young rowers at this summer's world championships. Armstrong will be an assistant coach for the Junior Women's National Team in London, and Willoughby the head coach of the Junior Men's High Performance Team in Germany, comprising those who will travel abroad to row but will not officially compete.
Megan Schmitt '07 and Ted Jones '07 have led their respective CAL teams to victory. Megan was part of the Volleyball team that made it to the National finals, losing against Penn after a terrific season. Ted is leading the victorious men's soccer team. Both credit Redwood academics and athletics for preparing them for Cal.
Andy Lewis '04 For the past six years he has focused his energy on an emerging sport known as "slacklining," and he has developed an international reputation for risking his life as he pushes the sport to new extremes. In 2008, Lewis won the Slackline Masters International Competition in Ft. William, Scotland, which included a prize of about $1,000. Earlier this month he was declared the winner of the Gibbon Slackline World Cup, a three-part contest in Munich and Friedrichshafen, Germany and Brixen, Italy. The final World Cup prize was a scooter worth about $5,300.
Chris Johnson '01, an outstanding cross country and track star at Redwood, has taken to cycling, participating in over 60 races last year. He recently joined a Kiwi team from New Zealand and is slowly moving up the ranks of competetive cycling.
Tom Lyons, former Redwood running coach, was seriously injured in a hit and run cycling accident in February. He is recovering well from his injuries but is not likely to cycle for awhile.
Zach Johnson '10 has just won a gold medal as part of the United States men's eight at the 2010 World Rowing Junior Championships in Racice, Czech Republic.
Pete Carroll '69 is enjoying the challenge of returning to the NFL after many successful years at USC. As the new coach of the Seattle Seahawks he is bringing fresh ideas, but continues to have his weekly conversations with former Redwood Coach Bob Troppmann. You can follow his progress with the Seahawks in the sporting section of most newspapers.
REDWOOD and the MARIN ATHLETIC FOUNDATION HALL OF FAME
Did you know that 28 Redwood athletes and coaches have been inducted into the Marin Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame since it began in 1989? The MAF Hall of fame recognizes and honors athletes who distinguished themselves in Marin County high school sports. It also gives recognition to coaches and others who made significant contributions to high school athletics in Marin County. Below is a list of their names, year inducted, and graduation year. Many of these athletes were involved in multiple sports. For more details, go to the Marin Athletic Foundation website.
1989 Dick Hart Basketball Coach
Bob Troppmann Football Coach
1990 Jim Peters '69
1992 Nanci Kosta '70
1993 Butch Brear '61
Mike Hoffman '61
Jerry Piro '70
Mike Connor '73
1994 Darrell Elder '74
1995 John Boro '70
Al Endriss Baseball Coach
1996 Ken Johnson '68
Steve McGee '72
1997 Curt Embrey '59
1998 Rod Berry '78
Jim Connor '77
1999 Doug Basham Track/Cross Country Coach
2000 Caren Choppellas Horstmeyer '80
Stanlee Buchannan Tennis Coach
2001 Beth Fernbacher '77
Dan Young '72
2002 Buddy Biancalana '78
2004 Todd Brockman '83
2005 Jodie Wertz '85
2006 Tom Lyons Track Coach
2007 Chad Krueter '83
2008 Mark Fiorito '86
2009 Laura Schmitt '82
2011 Patty Gibian Monge '84
Tom Wickert '70
Carrie Zarraonandia Tennis Coach
Sue Chelini Special Recognition
2012 Mickey Meister '79
last updated 3.19.13