Since 1989, the Sports Hall of Fame has honored local legends who have inspired others with their athletic ability, coaching skills, and/or sports management skills and have raised the level of importance of sports on the Peninsula. The Hall of Fame, located here at the San Mateo County History Museum, has grown to include more than 250 people including Olympians, professional athletes, coaches, and many others.
This year, the Historical Association will be hosting a reception on Thursday, May 14 at the San Mateo County History Museum. The inductions will take place in the Museum’s historic Courtroom “A”. The cost will be $20 for members in advance or $25 at the door, and $35 in advance for non-members or $40 at the door. Non-members who purchase two or more tickets will receive a complimentary individual-level museum membership. The emcee will be KNBR's Marty Lurie.
This year’s inductees are:
- Donovan Blythe--Eastside College Prep:
He coached the girls' varsity basketball team at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto to a 254-110 record, including two California Interscholastic Federation state titles. He is currently teaching the sport in China.
- Liz Bruno--Mercy High School
A towering girls' basketball pioneer, she established records at Mercy High School and later at Santa Clara University, marks which endure to this day.
- Ron DiMaggio--Westmoor High School
A longtime cross country and track and field coach, he has led teams at Westmoor High School to 57 league titles and in excess of 500 dual meet victories. He has also coached 32 state meet qualifiers.
- Chris Dorst--Menlo-Atherton High School
A water polo standout at Menlo-Atherton High School and at Stanford University, he won the silver medal as a member of the U.S. Olympic Water Polo team in 1984.
- Scott Feldman--Burlingame High School, College of San Mateo
An outstanding baseball player at Burlingame High School, he became a star at CSM as an All-American pitching a 25-2 record. He went on to play in the major leagues for four different teams.