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COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME - PAST CLASSES

College of the Canyons Athletic Hall of Fame.

The College of the Canyons Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 2005 with the college's first four-person class of inductees. The biennial event has now inducted seven Hall of Fame classes consisting of 30 individuals (20 student-athletes, four head coaches, four athletic department staff members, two meritorious service honorees) and four teams. A year by year listing of each class is included below:

Class of 2005

The College of the Canyons Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2005, (from left to right) Lee Smelser, Chuck Rheinschmidt, Linda Chisholm and Clint McKinney.

The COC Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2005 (pictured from left to right) Lee Smelser, Chuck Rheinschmidt, Linda Chisholm and Clint McKinney. The HOF Dinner and Induction Ceremony event was held January 20, 2005 at the then named Valencia Hyatt in Santa Clarita, Calif.

  • Lee Smelser – COC Head Coach (1969-2000), Men's Basketball
  • Chuck Rheinschmidt – COC Athletic Director (1968-1980)
  • Linda Chisholm – COC Alumna, Class of 1977, Women's Volleyball
  • Clint McKinney – COC Alumnus, Class of 1970, Football

Class of 2007

The COC Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2007 (pictured from left to right) Greg and Dave Duncan the sons of Dottie Duncan, Frank Sanzhez, Dewey "Yogi" Luster and Mike Gillespie. The HOF Dinner and Induction Ceremony event was held January 25, 2007 at the Knollwood Country Club in Granada Hills, Calif. 

  • Dottie Duncan – COC Staff (1976-1996)
  • Frank Sanchez – COC Alumnus, Class of 1971, Baseball
  • Dewey "Yogi" Luster – COC Athletic Staff (1970-1997)
  • Mike Gillespie – COC Head Coach (1971-1986), Baseball

Class of 2009

College of the Canyons Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2009 inductees Al Adeline, Susan Latch, Jesse Boyd.   1981 state championship baseball team at 2009 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The COC Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2009 (pictured from left to right) Al Aldelini, Susan Latch, Jessie Boyd and the 1981 state championship baseball team (not pictured Larry Reisbig). The HOF Dinner and Induction Ceremony event was held January 22, 2009 at the East Physical Education Building located on the College of the Canyons campus in Santa Clarita, Calif. 

  • Al Adelini – COC Academic Counselor (1970-2000)
  • Susan Latch – COC Alumna, Class of 2002, Women's Golf
  • Jesse Boyd – COC Alumnus, Class of 1975, Men's Basketball
  • Larry Reisbig – COC Head Coach (1971-1981), Football
  • 1981 State Championship Baseball Team 

Class of 2011

The COC Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2011.

The COC Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2011 (pictured from left to right) Isaac Sopoaga, Chad Butler (men's golf), Gary Peterson (men's golf head coach), Kyetra Brown, Shane O'Brien (men's golf), Kristine Marbach and Mike Herrington. The HOF Dinner and Induction Ceremony event was held January 20, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia in Santa Clarita, Calif. 

  • Isaac Sopoaga – COC Alumnus, Class of 2000, Football
  • Kyetra Brown – COC Alumna, Class of 1997, Women's Basketball
  • Kristine Marbach – COC Alumna, Class of 2001, Women's Soccer
  • Mike Herrington – COC Alumnus, Class of 1977, Football
  • 1993 State Championship Men's Golf Team 

Class of 2013

The COC Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013.

The COC Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013 (pictured from left to right) Nick Sanderson, Monty Cartwright (1975 cross country head coach), Christine Worby, Ray Whitten, Chantal Pershing, Rick Fuller (1975 cross country), Doug Hoppe (1975 cross country), Enoch Martinez (1975 cross country), Tom Cusick (1975 cross country), Jim Walsh (1975 cross country), Josh Corrales (son of Robert Corrales), Olga Corrales (widow of Robert Corrales), Zachary Corrales (son of Robert Corrales), Kirk Corrales (son of Robert Corrales), Robert Corrales Jr. (son of Robert Corrales). The HOF Dinner and Induction Ceremony event was held January 24, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia in Santa Clarita, Calif.

  • Nick Sanderson – COC Alumnus, Class of 1991, Men's Basketball
  • Christine (Castellano) Worby – COC Alumna, Class of 2003, Women's Swim & Dive/Women's Water Polo
  • Ray Whitten – COC Head Coach (1984-2007), Softball
  • Chantal Pershing – COC Alumna, Class of 2000, Softball
  • Robert Corrales – COC Alumnus, Class of 1974, Baseball
  • 1975 State Championship Men's Cross Country Team

Class of 2015

The COC Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015.

The COC Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015 (pictured from left to right) Jim Luster, Frank Halcovich, Chip Chavez, Avon Riley and Dana Rattler. The HOF Dinner and Induction Ceremony event was held January 30, 2015 at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center located at the College of the Canyons Valencia campus in Santa Clarita, Calif. 

  • Jim Luster – Alumnus, Class of 1976, Wrestling
  • Frank Halcovich – Alumnus, Class of 1986, Baseball
  • Chip Chavez – Alumnus, Class of 1974, Assistant Football Coach, Meritorious Service
  • Avon Riley – Alumnus, Class of 1979, Football
  • Dana Rattler – Alumna, Class of 2006, Women's Track & Field

Class of 2017

The COC Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2017.

The 2017 COC Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony event was held January 26, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia in Santa Clarita, Calif. The 2017 Hall of Fame Class includes:

Event Program

Class of 2019

The College of the Canyons Athletic Hall of Fame Class 2019.

The 2019 COC Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony event was held January 31, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia in Santa Clarita, Calif. The 2019 Hall of Fame Class includes:

 Event Program