REDWOOD ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
Announcing the 2014 Redwood Athletic Hall of Fame...
Leslie Airola Murveit '73 was the #1 tennis player for 3 years. She led her team to two undefeated MCAL championship seasons. She was also a member of the MCAL championship volleyball (69-70) team and #1 badminton player on the MCAL championship badminton team (71-72). She went on to be #1 varsity player at the University of California at Berkeley, won several Pac 8 championships, and was appointed to the Women’s “C” Society winning the “All Cal Award”.
Crissy Cerkel Peluso '85 was a member of the varsity track team for four years, varsity basketball team for 3 years, and volleyball team for two years. On the court, she was selected first team all league(84),second team (85), and honorable mention all Bay area for basketball and first team all league for volleyball(85). On the track and field team she set school records in the long jump, triple jump, and 300 meter hurdles. She won eight events at the MCAL track and field championships, seven events at NCS championships, one event at the MOC, and qualified for three events at state championships. After graduating, she was a member four year member of the University of California at Berkeley track and field team.
Ryan Myers '92 was a 4 year member of the varsity swimming team, a MCAL individual and relay champion, a six time NCS finalist, and All American in swimming in 1992 (50, 100 and 200 Freestyle). He held numerous school (one is still standing today), MCAL, MCAL championship league records, and a national record. He also participated in numerous national championships. Ryan was a four year starter on the varsity water polo team. He led the team in scoring and was team captain his senior year. Ryan earned all league honors in 1990 2nd team and 1991 Honorable Mention. He received the E.E. Boyden award in 1992. After graduating, Ryan was letterman on the University of California at Berkeley swimming team.
Cory Shakarian '90 lettered three times in each of the three sports he played, and was all-MCAL in football (1988, ‘89), basketball ('90) and baseball ('88, '89, '90), as well as being team captain and team MVP in each sport in his senior year. In 1990 he was also named the Marn Athletic League's male outstanding student athlete from Redwood. He is member of the Marin County Athletic Hall of Fame. After graduating he played baseball for one year at COM and two years at Michigan.
Doug Basham, Coach Track and Cross country, was head varsity track and field and cross-country coach from 1966 until 1992 and 2003-2005. He coached the Libyan and Philippine Olympic track teams, and was head coach of the track and field and cross-country teams at the University of Idaho During his tenure at Redwood, his cross-country teams won to 34 MCAL championships and 4 NCS championships including national rankings in 1973(#3) and 1975(#2). In track and field, the teams he coached won 18 MCAL championships and 2 NCS championships. He has continued to coach in his retirement and is still often seen on the track which was named after him. Doug is a member of the MCAHOF.
Lynn and Henry Moody, Special Recognition. The Moody's have had a long commitment to Redwood and the Community, and were parents of two Redwood grads. They were the volunteer force and "stick-to-itiveness" behind the eight year saga resulting in the community fields. Their vision and skills created the team that developed these fields. Henry was the fund raiser and Lynn was the facilitator with Redwood coaching staff and the many community people and businesses.
2013 Redwood Athletic Hall of Fame...
Russ Smith Scott Munn Jerry Piro Peter Woodring
Russell Smith ‘66 played on Redwood's first league championship teams in basketball (starting guard, leading scorer and 1st team all league senior year) and baseball (1st team all-league outfielder junior and senior years). In 1966 he was one of KTIM's outstanding athletes. At COM he played 2 years of basketball, all conference in 1968, 1 year of baseball and 1 year of golf and then 2 years of basketball at UC Davis, graduating with a degree in civil engineering.
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.
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.
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The Redwood Athletic Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for 2015 inductees.
REDWOOD ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME 2015 NOMINATION FORM
DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2014!
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
Pete Carroll '69 is riding high after his win over the 49er's in the NFC playoffs. As Coach of the Seattle Seahawks, he will take his team to the Super Bowl on February 2. You can read about his success in just about any newspaper or online! Another Redwood graduate Cooper Helfet '07 has played an important role in the training camp for the Seattle Seahawks. Read more.
Jake Schmitt '05 is following in his mother Laura Starrett Schmitt's '82 footsteps. He is continuing to train in post collegiate long distance running and hopes to also qualify for the Olympic trials on the track at 5,000 and 10,000 meters.He is considered one of Marin's greatest runner's ever! Read more.
Buddy Biancalana '78 is the former Kansas City Royals shortstop working with Pacifics pitcher J.J. Whetsel on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Albert Park in San Rafael, Calif. Biancalana is the co-founder of the PMPM Sports-Zone Training and co-autheor of The 7 Secrets of World Class Athletes. read more in the Marin IJ
JR Hildebrand '06 When the IndyCar series returns to Sonoma Raceway every year, it's always a homecoming of sorts for former Sausalito resident JR Hildebrand who now calls Indianapolis home. That concept applies double the weekend of Aug. 23-25, because not only will he be returning home, he'll be returning to the series for the first time since his early crash at the Indy 500.website.
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.
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.
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 10.2.13