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. That occurred on January 26, 2017.

This November 9, we honor the next Class into 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 had honored each year Dons worthy of Hall of Fame status. Now, the official SBHS Dons Athletics Hall of Fame continues the tradition in an official way.

The 2017-18 SBHS Dons Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at a dinner and reception on Thursday, November 9 at the Santa Barbara Cabrillo Community Center. Tickets and information at (805) 284-3986.

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SBHS Dons Atheletic Hall of Fame

2017-2018 Committee

John Becchio, SBHS Principal
Joe Chenoweth, SBHS Athletic Director

David Bolton, Hall of Fame Chair
Sally Becker
Billy Brace
Martha Garcia
Bill Oliphant
Mo Masson
Joby Nunez
Rachel Roesch

Hall of Fame Ceremony Video and Photo Gallery

The inaugural Induction Ceremony for the SBHS Athletics Dons Hall of Fame presented by Ye Ole Gang was held during the 2016-17 school year. It was a memorable evening for all of those in attendance as a solid list of Dons were officially inducted into the Hall of Fame. Please click the button to see video from the evening.

2017 - 2018 Dons Hall of Fame Inductees

Victor Bartolome

Eldon Ford

Manuel "Lito" Garcia

Dick Martin

Bill Oakley Sr.

Lola Trenwith Georgi

Rodger Schmandt

Jamaal Wilkes

Rudy Ybarra

SBHS Dons Athletics Hall of Fame Members

Randall Cunningham

Gary Hart

Payne Green

Amahl Thomas

George Begg Sr.

Clarence Bishop

Gene "Punky" Bowman

Alex Bravo

Russ Carr

Sam Cathcart

CC Christiansen

Bill Crow

Sam Cunningham

Santos Escobar

Elmo Ferrari

Holly Ford

Don Ford

Jason Gamble

John Gilbert

Marv Goux

Gordy Gray

Jimmy Howerton

Jeff Jameson

Vaune Kadlubek

Alison Hardey

Cindy Lea Arbelbide

Faha Banks

Kristen Knapp

Pete Kwiatkowski

Betsy Lester

Bob Looney

Eddie Mathews

Linnea Mendoza

Del Mora

Jim Murphy

Joby Nunez


Jesse Orozco

John Osborn

Sal Padilla

Sebastian Pinero

Rudy Ramirez

Stephanie Rempe

Pancho Renteria

Bud Revis

The Rickard Brothers

Cal Rossi

Al Ruiz

Ryan Spilborghs

Peter & Gerd Jordano

Rino Filippin

Ron Shelton

Doug Spence

Frank Swain

Chuck Sylvester

Janelle Thompson

Joe De La Torre

Jack Trigueiro

Frank Van Schaick

Nan Verkaik

Fred Warrecker

Diane Wootton

Neil Wright

Howie Yeager

Donnie Yee

Ernie Zampese

Peter Zucco

Mike Moropoulos

Jim Anderson

Bob Kallman

George Batzianis

Cindy Schmandt