SANTA BARBARA HIGH SCHOOL CREATES DONS ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME
For decades, Santa Barbara High has produced dozens and dozens of outstanding athletes who have represented the Dons in both success, sportsmanship and tradition. From football to basketball from baseball to track, SBHS has also sent an incredible number of athletes on to the professional ranks as well as on to representing our nation in the Olympics. Few high schools have enjoyed an equal athletics success.
It is fitting that an athletics department so rich in history, tradition and success establishes a Hall of Fame to honor outstanding achievement.
This January 26, we inaugurate the official SBHS Athletics Dons Hall of Fame, presented by the Ye Ole Gang, with a special induction ceremony.
Established in 1974 by a group of former Dons celebrating everything special that is SBHS athletics, the Ye Ole Gang has honored each year those worthy of Dons Hall of Fame status. This January, 43 years of Ye Ole Gang honorees will be officially inducted into the SBHS Dons Athletics Hall of Fame. This illustrious group of outstanding Dons will be joined by 2017 inductees Randall Cunningham (football), Ryan Spilborghs (baseball), Allison Hardy (tennis), and Peter and Gerd Jordano (special achievement).
The Inaugural SBHS Dons Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at a dinner and reception on Thursday, January 26 at the Santa Barbara Cabrillo Community Center. Tickets and information at 966 9101 ext 5006.
2016-2017 SBHS Athletics Dons Hall of Fame Committee
John Becchio, SBHS Principal
Joe Chenoweth, SBHS Athletic Director
David Bolton, Hall of Fame Chair
2017 Dons Hall of Fame Inductees
Peter and Gerd Jordano
George Begg Sr.
Gene "Punky" Bowman
Cindy Lea Arbelbide
The Rickard Brothers
Joe De La Torre
Frank Van Schaick