Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Members

 

The CCCBCA's Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made an exemplary contribution to California Community College Baseball. We have three categories that we recognize.

  • Coaches from our system, both assistants and head coaches
  • Players who went on to play Major League Baseball and then returned to coach at one of our colleges
  • Affiliates provide support or promotion of our game. We have athletic administrators, newspaper writers, Sports Information Directors and Sporting Goods representatives in this category

 

 

2017

 

Andy McKay – Sacramento City College

Andy spent 22 years at Sacramento City College as a player (90-92), assistant coach (94-98), and head coach (99-12). He was part of 14 Conference Championships, nine “Final Four” appearances and two State Championships.

Andy also was on the University of Tampa staff when the won the DII National Championships in 1993. While at SCC he also was active in summer baseball coaching the Cape Cod League, the Alaska League and the Northwoods League.

In 2013 Andy entered professional baseball. First with the Colorado Rockies as their Peak Performance Coordinator and then in 2016 with the Seattle Mariners as their Director of Player Development.

Andy lives in Sacramento with his wife Anne and two children Hank 18 & Gaby 15


 

 

 



Bill Pinkham – Cypress College

The veteran assistant is also Cypress’ athletic director. He started with the Chargers in 1985. As the Athletic Director he has been essential to growth and development of the athletic departments programs and facilities.

While serving as AD he is also instrumental in leading one of the nation’s premier community college baseball programs. In his 32 seasons as an assistant he has sent 31 catchers to four year programs and has been part of 5 CCCAA State Championships and four runner up finishes, 6 Orange Empire Championships

Bill was inducted into the Cypress College Hall of Fame this year. In his playing days he was an All-American catcher at the University of San Diego before being selected in the second round of the amateur draft in 1981 by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Bill lives in Yorba Linda with his wife Debi. They have four kids, Kate, Stephanie, Brett and Molly. The Pinkham’s grandchildren are Olivia, Harper, and “one on the way”.


 

 


 

 

Ron Coomer – Taft College

Ron was a two time All State selection while at Taft. In 1986 Ron was the Player of the Year in the Western State Conference and led his team to the conference championship hitting .385.

In 1987 Taft moved to the Central Valley Conference where they also won the championship. Ron hit 19 homeruns and had 51 RBI’s in 39 games.

He was drafted by the Oakland Athletic’s after the 87 season and spent 8 years in the minors for three different organizations. Ron enjoyed a nine year major league career that 92 homeruns and 449 RBI’s and was named to the American League All-Star team in 1999 while with the Twins.

Ron also played for the Yankees, Dodgers and Cubs. After his playing days where over Ron went into broadcasting. He did pre and post game analysis for the Twins for five years before becoming a color and play by play announcer for the Chicago Cubs.

 

2016

 

Bo Aiello

Modesto College

Coach Aiello retired in 2016 as Modesto Junior College baseball coach. He spent 28 years as a head coach and nine years as an assistant. He finished with an overall record of 666 – 481, which spanned parts of five decades. He began his coaching career at the community college level as an assistant in 1979 before taking over as the head coach in 1982 at MJC. In 2008 he stepped down as the head coach, only to resume the position in 2012 for the next two seasons. He spent the last two years as an assistant coach before retiring this May.

 

 

Jack Hacker

Reedley College

One of Jack Hacker's most famous statements while at Reedley College was, "You gotta bleed the black and orange," and for 30 years as the Tiger’s Head Baseball Coach, that's just what he did. Jack began his tenure as an instructor and baseball coach for the Tigers in 1980. Many of the baseball coaches in the local community are former players under Coach Hacker. Some of Jack's recognitions include being named Central Valley Conference (CVC) baseball representative in 1983, appointed as state tournament director for the California Junior College Baseball Championship Series from 1986 until 1992, selected as coach for the California Junior College USA Team that participated in the President's Cup in Taiwan in 1990, a member of the Team USA coaching staff that played in the Pan American games in 1992, appointed as the Reedley College PE Department chair in 1991, named Reedley College athletic director from 1994 until 2008, a featured speaker at the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) on three occasions, and named chairman of the ABCA Clinic Committee from 1991 until 2012. Jack was also received the honor of CVC Coach of the Year in 2010. Jack was part of the committee that created the Student Athlete Retention Program (SARP) in the mid 1990s. This successful program is still used today for all Reedley College athletes. Jack also oversaw the improvements made to the college’s gym, tennis courts, softball field, and baseball field. Jack says he also had the privilege of coaching both of his sons, Scott and Brett, while they were at Reedley College. After that, the biggest impact that Reedley College has had on Jack is in, "giving me the opportunity to be a head coach at a junior college when I was just 27 years old. I will be forever grateful for the hiring committee for selecting me as their baseball coach and allowing me to coach baseball there for 30 years," he said. Prior to Reedley College, Jack attended San Diego Mesa College and was a member of the college baseball team as their catcher. He then transferred to San Diego State University (SDSU) where he was also a catcher for the Aztecs. He received his bachelor's degree, teaching credential, and master's degree from SDSU. He served as assistant baseball coach at San Diego Mesa College for two years and at San Diego City College for three years. Jack retired from Reedley College in May 2015, after serving the college for 35 years. He lives in Reedley with his wife of over 30 years, Janie.

 

 

 

2015

 

Jack Hodges

Saddleback College

Coach Hodges retired in 2011 as the winningest coach-in any sport- in Saddleback College history. Jack spent 42 years teaching and coaching, the last 22 at Saddleback College. He finished with 580 wins as a Gaucho and an overall career record of 920-526. His Gaucho teams appeard int he post season plasoffs 13 times and three times Saddleback played inthe State Championship final game, winning the title in 2004. Jack is one of only a handful of coaches to win a California CIF High School Baseball Championship and a California Community College State Championship. In addition, Coach Hodges has coached with USA Baseball on numerous occasions and has been a part of the coaching staffs of two World championship teams. Born and raised in the Hawaiian islands, Jack and his wife Stephanie moved home early this year and now live on the beautiful island of Kauai.

 

Don Sneddon

Santa Ana College

After 32 seasons as the team’s skipper, Sneddon stepped down as the head coach of the Santa Ana college Dons in 2014, marking the end of his record setting career. Sneddon’s tenure ends with a career 1,072-383-3 overall record, netting the most wins of all time in California Community College history. After breaking the career wins records in 2006 with his 832nd victory (a 2-1 win at Riverside City College on March 21), Sneddon went on to become the first coach to record 900 and 1,000 wins. Among those 1,072 victories are three State Championships and 16 Conference Championships. Sneddon also led the Dons to the second round of State Post-Season Competition for 25 consecutive seasons from 1988-2012. His baseball coaching career also included being an assistant coach at California State University, Fullerton 75-76, assistant coach at Santa Ana College 77-81. Sneddon was also an assistant coach for Modesto. Sneddon played at California State University, Fullerton and was the conferenceMVP, as well as the University’s first All-American baseball player.

 

Jerry Bartow

Southwestern College

Jerry Bartow came to Southwestern College in the Fall of 1975, coming from San Diego’s Hoover High School where he won two CIF Championships. In his tenure, of almost four decades, Jerry guided SWC to eleven conference championships and over 800 wins. He has finished second in the state twice. Bartow has a tremendous transfer rate of players moving on to the four year level through scholarships. He was determined that players complete their college education, giving them unlimited opportunities once their playing days were over. Coach Bartow is famous in the community coaching ranks for his tireless approach to fundraising. He generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for the baseball program at Southwestern with one goal, to provide his players with the best athletic experience possible at the community college level.

 

2014

 

Walt Rilliet

Skyline College

 

Walt Rilliet retired in 1995 as Commissioner of Athletics for the Commission on Athletics, drawing to a close an illustrious career in the field of education that spanned nearly four decades.

A native Californian, Rilliet was born and raised in Oakland; he graduated from Oakland High School, where he participated in numerous athletic activities, then earned his Associate in Arts degree from City College of San Francisco. He served in the United States Army, during which time he saw duty in Korea and Japan, and then went on to graduate from San Francisco State University with a bachelor's and master's degree.

He began his teaching and coaching career in 1958 at San Mateo High School and, in 1969, was named one of the first administrators hired at Skyline College, and for the 13 years following, was the division dean for physical education, athletics, recreation and served as men's basketball coach. During his tenure at Skyline, he developed the first physical fitness academy, a model replicated at many other community colleges, and in 1981, left Skyline to become the first state commissioner of the COA.

He developed the 11-chapter State Athletic Code and scholar athlete and team awards programs, was active with various NCAA committees' and was instrumental in developing the COA's initial sponsorship program. His contributions to the word's largest system of intercollegiate athletics have been invaluable.

 

 

2013

Gary Anglin

Ventura College

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2012

 

Rod Beilby

 Cosumnes River College & Yuba College

 

Warren Brusstar

 Napa Valley College

 

Paul Moore

Mt.San Jacinto College & Ohlone College

 

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2011

 

Lou Pavlovich Jr.

 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Editor

 

Tom Giacomini

 College of the Redwoods



2010

 

Paul Carmazzi

Sacramento City College

 

Larry Lee

Cuesta College

 

Mike Perez

West Valley/Mission Colleges



2009

 

Bryn Smith

MLB/Allan Hancock College

 

Glen Yonan

Lassen College

 

 

2008

 

Ed Olson

Grossmont College


Ritch Price

DeAnza College


Dick Selma

MLB/Fresno City College

 

 

2007

 

Willie McGee

MLB/Diablo Valley College (player)Contra Costa College (coach)

 

Bob Vetter

Palomar College

 

Tony Thompson

Taft College

 

 

2006

 

Kevin Higgins

American River College

 

 

2005

 

Ron Myers

Santa Rosa Junior College

 

 

2004

 

Skip Claprood

Citrus College


Len Mohney

College of the Canyons

 

 

2003

 

Ron Mouzis

Victory Custom Athletic

 

Matt Stewart

Napa Valley College

 

Mike Garcia

Canada College

 

 

2002

 

Dick Hamilton

Statewide Statistician


John Martinez

Laney College


Steve Ward

Diablo Valley College

 

 

2001

 

Bob Nickerson

Gavilan/DeAnza Colleges


Jerry Weinstein

Sacramento City College

 

 

2000

 

Art Mazmanian

Mt. San Antonio College

 

Pat Doyle

San Joaquin Delta College

 

 

1999

 

Al Endriss

College of Marin

 

Steve Abney

Lassen College


Phil Pote

L.A. City College

 

 

1998

 

John Seeley

Mira Costa College


Ron Squire

Mt. San Antonio College


Stan McWilliams

Solano College


Ed Bressoud

DeAnza College

 

 

1997

 

Lyman Ashley

Canada College


Larry Quirico

Contra Costa/Diablo Valley Colleges

 

 

1996

 

Gary Engelken

Yuba College


John Osborne

Allan Hancock College


Mike Liddell

Butte College


Sam Piraro

Mission College

 

 

1995

 

Dennis DeRoss

College of the Siskiyous


Howard Lowder

Chaffey College


Tom Pearse

Laney College


Artie Harris

West Los Angeles College


Wendell Pickens

Orange Coast College


Jerry Streeter

Modesto Junior College


Jerry White

Moorpark/Oxnard Colleges


John Arrambide

Mt. San Antonio College

 

 

1994

 

George Horton

Cerritos College


Butch Hughes

Merced College


Bob Myers

Long Beach City College


John Oldham

San Jose City College


Al Talboy

Foothill College


Roy Taylor

College of the Sequoias 

 

 

1993

 

Ernie Cecaci

Diablo Valley College


Gene Corr

Contra Costa College


Bernie Flaherty

San Diego City College


Mike Gillespie

College of the Canyons


Mike Mayne

Orange Coast College


John Noce

College of San Mateo


Ted Tiffany

COA Representative

 

 

1992

 

Don Christiansen

Laney/Chabot Colleges


Bert Holt

College of the Sequoias


Mike Sgobba

Fullerton College


Fred Hoover

Golden West College

 

 

1991

 

Jim O'Brien

L.A. Harbor College


Ernie Domecus

San Francisco City College

 

 

1990

 

Gene Wellman

 Chabot College


 Joe Hicks

 Long Beach City College

 

 

1989

 

Walt Johnson

 Bakersfield College


 Len Bourdet

 Fresno City College

 

 

1988

 

Wally Kincaid

 Cerritos College