Ygnacio Valley High School Athletic Hall of Fame

The purpose of the Ygnacio Valley High School Athletic Hall of Fame is to honor the athletes, coaches and special individuals that contributed to the athletic program at YVHS.

Congratulations to the 2021 Recipients of the Kent Robie Scholarship

Piper Kunesh and Aidon Donovan-Stauder

Piper participated in Soccer, CrossCountry and Track and Field.

Female Athlete of the year for her Sophomore and Junior years.

North Coast Scholar Athlete

all 4 years.

Plans to continue to compete in Track and Field at the college level.

Aidan participated in Cross Country, Track and Field and Soccer.

Member of the Cross country Team League Champions in his Sophomore year.

North Coast Scholar Athlete all 4 years.

Plans to attend a college and pursue a chemistry degree and continue running.


We are proud to announce that the YV Hall of Fame was able to donate $1,000 towards the purchase of 5 hurdles for the Track and Field Program at YV.

We want introduce to you to our

Class of 2020

We will honor them in 2022!!

Dr. Ernest Wutzke

Ygnacio Valley’s First Principal

Principal for 24 Years

Ardent Supporter of Athletics


Chris Iglesias 1980

All League Baseball Soph, Junior, Senior

All-League Junior and Senior Years

All Nor Cal Senior Year Football


Oliver Hanf 1987

Wrestling, Football, Track & Field

1st Team All-League Football

DVAL Champion Pole Vault

Chico State Track Coach


Eric Lakin 1982

1st Team All-League Baseball for 3 years

All-League Football 2 Years

All –East Bay Co-Athlete of the Year 1982

4 Year Scholarship to St. Mary’s College


Jim Mayo 1975

Wrestling League Champion in 120 Weight Class

Undefeated Junior Year

38-0 Senior Year, NCS Champion

Coached Wrestling at Y.V.


Julia Pitois 1989

All Conference DVAL MVP Volleyball, Softball

1993 1st Team All-Big West

Team Captain UCSB

1993 All-American Volleyball UCSB


Coach Jack Biglen

Coached Football and Golf

Head JV Football Coach, Asst. Varsity Football

Golf Coach won 65 straight matches


Coach Triss Carter

Coached Y.V.’s Cross Country and

Track & Field for 14 Years

 Won NCS Men’s Cross Country Championship

CIF NCS Division 1 Scholastic Championship Team

Photos of the Hall of Fame Inductees

and the dinner are an easy click on any

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The History of

Ygnacio Valley High School

The Ygnacio Valley High School doors opened in 1962 and quickly grew into one of the largest high schools in northern California. With enrollment peaking at 3800 students through the mid 60‛s into the mid 70‛s. The opening of neighboring Northgate high school in 1975 reduced Ygnacio Valleys enrollment

Continuing a strong academic curriculum meshed with an outstanding athletic program, the Ygnacio Valley Warriors strive for excellence both in the classroom and on the athletic field of competition.

During the 1988 Presidential Campaign, then Vice President George Bush, made an appearance at YVHS and addressed the Student body. In 1996, YVHS received another presidential visit when president Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore appeared For Netday 96, kicking off a drive to connect California Public Schools to the internet.

Today, Ygnacio Valley High School stands as a beacon of learning and excellence in the community that it serves.


Ygnacio Valley Athletic

Hall of Fame



Class of 2019

Joe Del Bene 1978

Xan Halog 1984

Wes Greenwood Coach

Mike Ivankovich 1987

Doug King 1972

Shawn McGarry 1984

Ron Thompson 1972


Class of 2018

Alan Bell 1968

Craig Johnson 1975

Gary Schneider 1970

Rob Tomlinson 1986

Shanita Bryant Williams 2000

Dave Zawatson 1984

Gino Barsuglia Swim Coach

1971 Football Team

Rory Bannatyne 1973

Dean Barbieri 1973

Hank Davis 1972

Dan Delac 1972

Larry Elzinga 1972

Brad Erickson 1972

Ken Evans 1973

Paul Fusco 1972

Tony Garcia 1973

Scott Iverson 1973

John Ledeboer 1973

Dennis Luquet 1973

Kevin Martell 1972

Brian Mc Donald 1972

Craig Mechler 1972

Dave Nelson 1972

Gary North 1973

Blake Pelletier 1973

Bill Piona 1972

Raul Raya 1972

Russ Reiserer 1972

Todd Swick 1973

Brett Teel 1972

Pete Tenney 1972

Ron Thompson 1973

Bob Towne 1973

Tim Walker 1973

Tom Walker 1972

Ed Wallace 1972

Steve Walton 1973

Steve Weber 1972

Kent Wood 1973


Class of 2017

Rolin Luka 1968

Danielle Spier 1984

Mike Sullivan 1970

Dan Hartwig 1975

Kelly McCabe 2003

Jim Carter  Coach


1981 Girls Volleyball Team

Julie Bolan Alameda 1983

Debbie Haubine 1982

Danielle Spier 1984

Minet Roach Gunther 1982

Tina Parscal Briggs 1983

Leigh Lewandowski Weinshelbaum  1982

Susan Mackey Frakes 1982

LaRae Tyler McDaniel 1983

Cilinia Prada Bueno  1982

Jeni Magleby Urry 1982

Judy Smith  Coach


1968 Cross Country Team

Bill Hansen 1969

Lorney DeWolf 1970

Jeff Olpin 1969

Kegan Morrison 1969

John Moura 1970

Steve Gallagher 1969

Jerry Maydahl 1969

Gordon Bell 1970

Ray Edman  Coach

Ron Rochefort  Coach


Class of 2016
Dave Tamori 1967
Minet Roach Gunther 1982
Jim Anderson 1968
Rich Martini 1977
Chuck Mcinnis 1984
Bob Burkhart, Coach
Rich Mohr, Coach


1972 Baseball Team 
Kent Robie  Coach
Dennis Luquet 1973
Ron Thompson 1972
Bill Piona  1972
Brad Erickson 1972
Randy Walorinta 1973
Bill Cooley 1973
Martin Phanco 1973
Tony Garcia 1973
Marshall Johnson 1972
Ken Knifsend  1974
Kevin Martell 1973
Gary North 1973
Blake Pelletier 1973
Bob Towne 1973
Todd Swick 1972
Lindy Burgess 1973


Class of 2015
Rick Schaer 1966
Tom Duncan 1967
Dave Cutaia 1968
Lee Blakeney 1980
Tara Flanagan 1981
Michelle Maffei McConnell 1999
Bob Giardina, Coach
Ted Bogios, Coach


Class of 2014
Dan Fitzgerald 1970
Jim Grace, Basketball Coach
Stephanie Hanf Grinstead 1991

Jack "Scooter" Warren 1969
John S. Watson 1974


1987 Boys Basketball Team
Eric Bamberger  1988
Chris Walsh 1987
Chris Roach 1987
Chris Tarantino 1987
Darin Michels 1987
Dan Segura 1987
Eric Wagner 1987
Ike Wardley 1987
Ed Norton  1988
Chuck Collins  1988
George Streeter  1988
Don Povlsen  1987
Bob Cochran  1988
Mick Mclaughlin  1989
Matt Griego, Manager
Jim Grace, Head Coach
Greg Williams, Asst. Coach
John Clark, Ast. Coach


Class of 2013 
Eric Bamberger 1988 
Mike Bellotti 1969 
Kiko Garcia 1970
Gordon Gravelle 1967 
Kristin Heaston 1993 
Kent Robie, Coach
Dick Ryan, Coach
Chris Walsh 1987

Ygnacio Valley Hall of Fame Committee

Lou Adamo                 Mario Balestrieri           Debbie Carlin

Patty Cochran             Jim Grace                       Dan Hartwig

Dennis Luquet           Dave Moniz                    Bill Piona

                                      Mike Roach            

Contact Us

Jim Grace, HOF President

ygnaciovalleyhalloffame@gmail.com  \  Tel: 925-683-8007

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