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MDHS Hall of Fame

2005 Inductees


The Undefeated 1969 Cross Country Team
#1 freshman team in the U.S. in 1969

COACH

John Ralston
MD Football until 1953
Led MD's football team to championship seasons in 1952 and 1953.
Led two Stanford football teams to the Rose Bowl.
Coached Denver Broncos for five winning seasons.
Elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992.


ATHLETES

Larry Prosper, '64
Wrestling
League Champion and Most Valuable Wrestler 2 years in a row.
Placed second in the 1972 Olympic trials for wrestling
Police Olympic Champion
1996 Olympic Torch Rinner
1999 Grand Masters Champion for Freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling
Member of the California Wrestling Hall of Fame
Served for more than 30 years as a high school wrestling official

Mike Kincheloe, '72
Cross Country and Track
Diablo Valley Athletic League second place team member
#1 freshman cross country team in the U.S. by Track and Field News
#3 freshman cross country 2-miler in the U.S. by Track and Field News

Dwain Adams, '62
Baseball and Football
Member of champion football team in 1960
Record held for most pass interceptions from 1961 - 1963
MVP in baseball; 7-0 pitcher and team captain
Played pro baseball with the LA Dodgers

Lee Anderson, '51
Basketball, Baseball
Member of the 1957 champion basketball team
Starter all four years
Played and coached more than 1,000 games from 1948-2003

Russell Steele, '54
Football and Track
Member of the league champion football team in 1952 and 1953
Co-captain in an undefeated season
Outstanding Lineman, 1953
Second place award in shot-put, 1953
Third place award in discus, 1953



2004 Inductees


The Undefeated 1953 Football Team

COACH

Charlie Karp 
Basketball, 1953-1959


ATHLETES

Tom Brown
Football, Baseball, Basketball, 1957-1961

Gary Casey (Deceased)
Football, Basketball, Track, 1955-1959

Bill Edelman
Football, 1948-1953

John Gonzaga
Football, 1947-1951

Marv McKean
Football, Basketball, Baseball, 1950-1953

Dade Skinner
Football, Baseball, Basketball, 1937-1941

Dave Stafford
Basketball, Baseball, 1953-1957

Ralph Vallis
Football, Baseball, 1962-1965



2003 Inductees


COACHES

Pete Kramer
Coached six sports from 1925-48.
Served as Dean of Boys from 1949-64.

Hart Fairclough 
Five football league titles from 1956-69.
Three track league titles.


ATHLETES

Dan Colchico
Nine years in the NFL.
Played with the 49ers from 1960-66.

Stan Gaunt
Pole vault state champion in 1953.
Helped the Red Devils remain undefeated in football in 1952 and 1953.

Don Landrum
Passed away in January 2003.
Eight seasons in the major leagues.  Played with the Giants in 1966.

Todd Lichti
Five years in the NBA.
Four-year record-setting career at Stanford where he scored 2,336 points.

Martin Piscovich
Quarterback of league champion Red Devils in 1959 and 1960.

Ted Plumb
Played for the Buffalo Bills in 1962.
Assistant NFL coach and scout for nearly 30 years.

Mike Schomaker
Played both football and baseball at Mt. Diablo.
Named Most Valuable Freshman in 1965 and Most Inspirational Player in 1967 at Stanford.

Al Trette
Played varsity football for three years.
Led Mt. Diablo to the league championship in 1958.
FYI:
Memorial Day weekend 2005
marked 50 years
since the MDHS Track and Field team
swept North Coast to become
the only champions to have ever
come out of central Contra Costa County.
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