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1982 Baseball Team 1982 Baseball A 31-7-1 year saw the Monarchs rise to the top of the community college baseball world as state champions when they downed College of the Canyons 3-1. A team loaded with Division I prospects, they were coached by 2007 Hall of Fame inductee Dave Snow.
Dondre Bausley 1985-1987 Football Sharing the spotlight with two soon-to-be Div IAA athletes, Bausley moved to the fore as a junior, setting a single-game record 316 yards rushing. With his trademark lightning speed, he became the state's leading rusher, breaking his own record with 329 yards against Victor Valley. After receiving a mountain of accolades, he travelled to the University of Oregon to finish his football career.
Brian Comer 1993-1994 Football The number one receiver in Monarch history (139), Comer checks in at third in scoring and also all-purpose yards. Described as the "Go To Guy" by coaches, he also holds the record for successful conversions.
Chuck Ferrero 1980-2009 Football
The guiding force of Monarch football, after 9 1/2 years on the gridiron Ferrero moved to the athletic director position in 1991, masterfully guiding the program veritably unscarred through the economic turmoil of the period. Under his guidance, venues were modernized, teams were created, and the Hall of Fame was introduced, the positive effects of which will continue to be felt for years to come.
Vic Harris 1969-1970 Baseball A two-time All-Metropolitan Conference selection, his sophomore year would see him become All-Southern California and a JC All-American. Drafted by the Oakland A's (first round), this stolen base expert would eventually debut in the big leagues with the Texas Rangers. He would eventually take the field for the Cubs, Cardinals, Giants, and Brewers before bringing to a close a 14-year career.
Linda Murphy 1961-1964 Volleyball/
While excelling at multiple sports with the Monarchs, Murphy would eventually represent the USA in both the 1963 and 1967 Pan American games, bringing home a silver medal from Brazil and gold from Japan. In 1984, Murphy was selected to the 1984 women's volleyball Olympic team. An 11-time All-American who has won eight national volleyball championships, Murphy was the 2003 selection by USA Volleyball as an All-Era player.
Charles Reed 1951-1952 Football/
Track & Field
One of the first athletes to wear the green and gold, Reed was an All-Metropolitan selection, using his prowess in basketball to make a successful move to the University of Portland.
Pam Titchener-Mockenhaupt 1978-1979 Softball This two-time All-Metro Conference selection, Pam played for 2009 HOF inductee Robbie Mulkey. As a freshman, she threw seven no-hitters, one of which was a perfect game, along with three one-hitters, ending her season with a dazzling 0.47 ERA. As a sophomore, this pitching workhorse played in the prestigious Golden West Invitational, allowing only one earned run in 46 innings while throwing 21 consecutive scoreless innings.
Megan Winchell 2002-2003, 2005 Water Polo/
A JC All-American and the 2003 Western State Conference MVP, Winchell was the second leading scorer in the state with 105 goals. Returning to the Monarchs in 2005, Winchell became an All-State Breaststroker before capping her collegiate career at Long Beach State in 2006-07, leading the team in scoring her senior year.

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Jim Arellanes
All-American quarterback and Western State Conferece Player of the Year who led the Monarchs to a 10-1 season. Transferred to Fresno State; starred in Blue-Grey All-Star Game and Hula Bowl; played for the Seattle Seahawks (NFL); NFL Europe; and Arena Football League.
Dave Babiracki
Cross Country/ Track and Field
Champion distance runner. As a freshman, he won the Southern California cross country championship. Later, he set a national junior college record in the three miles. In 1972, he was undefeated in the 800m and 10,000m; broke his national record in the three miles; and won the Metro Conference, Southern California championship, and state championship.
Diana Hoffman
Volleyball/ Women's Basketball
Member of LAVC's women's volleyball, basketball, and co-ed teams; later joined the USA national volleyball team before representing United States on a tour in Canada. Also played in Mexico City as well as competed against Japanese in local exhibitions. Eight-time national champion and five-time All-American. Coached at Cal Lutheran College and Cal State University, Northridge.
Tim Knappen
Track and Field
Received national acclaim as pole vaulter and decathlete; finished 1970 season undefeated in dual meet competition in pole vault. Won the Metropolitan Conference Championship, Southern California Championship, and California State Championship with a best of 15'6 3/4". His LAVC decathlon record still stands today.
Jim Malkin
All-Metro Conference player who scored a total 776 points. Later transferred to San Fernando Valley State (now Cal State Northridge) where he was inducted into their Hall of Fame.
Trung (T-Bone) Nguyen
Football Equipment Manager
Equipment manager for Monarch Football, T-Bone was an integral part of the team. During his tenure, he worked for six head coaches, including the 1995 squad that climbed to a number one national ranking. Responsible for all areas of equipment management including uniform distribution, maintenance, and collection, video set-up and maintenance; lining practice fields, managing equipment on road trips, etc., always representing Monarch Football in a professional manner.
Terrel Ray
Wide receiver who starred for the Monarchs where he was named All-American, All-Metro, and team MVP for both years. Later transferred to the University of Southern California and was a member of their 1967 national championship team. He ended his playing career with the Washington Redskins of the NFL.
Rock Richmond
One of the greatest defensive backs and punt returners in the history of the Metropolitan Conference, Rock was named All-American, All-State, and All-Metro for both years at Valley. The popular J.C. Gridwire publication named him to the All-1970's Decade Team. Later, with the University of Oregon, he led the secondary in tackles and interceptions. Professional credits include the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) and the San Antonio Gunslingers (USFL).
Mike Wiley
1955-1972, 1979-1980
Swim Coach, Water Polo, and Football
The coach of future Olympians and countless All-Americans, Wiley's teams won nine conference dual meet championships, nine conference meet championships, three regional championships, eight Southern California relay championships, and one California state championship (1970).

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1968, '69, '70 Cross Country Team
Cross Country

Winner of three consecutive state titles. All three teams were coached by famed coaches Lazlo Tabori and George Ker.

Doug Baker
All-State shortstop, starred for Arizona State in a seven-year major league career that included the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins. Member of the 1984 world championship team.
Ted Calderone
PE Chair

Coached winning programs in football, gymnastics, and golf. Also served as men's physical education department chair for eight years.

George Goff
Coach/Athletic Director

Served as head football coach and athletic director winning numerous conference and state titles. Coached many All-Conference and All-American players.

Charles Lee
Track and Field
Set school records in 100m and 200m; WSC champion in both events. Also, LAVC Player of the Year in 1997. USC All-American in 200m and 1600m relay. 1999 USC track and field MVP.
Gail Malone
A member of the California Community College Hall of Fame (2007), Malone represented the United States as a member of the 1996 Olympic beach volleyball team.
Don McKenzie
1968 Olympic gold medal in 100m breastroke and 400m medley. At LAVC, set national record in 100 yard breastroke (59.7), becoming 1st community college player to break one minute. At Indiana University, Big Ten Champion and All-American. Member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and Indiana University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Wayne Quigley
All-Metro, All-American, and team MVP. Set three school rushing records while here. Finished at University of the Pacific, being named Most Improved Player his junior year.

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1984 Men's Gymnastic Team
Head Coach Gary Honjio's team placed second in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Gymnastics Championships. The #1 all-around gymnast, Dean Archie, was also awarded the AMF American award as a top scholar-athlete.
1988-89 Women's Basketball Team
Women's Basketball
Finishing with a 30-5 overall record, the team went 12-0 in Western State Conference action before advancing to the state finals. During the year, the team took the championship in both the Riverside and Merritt College Tournaments.
Larry Banner

A state champion in numerous events, Banner finished competition at UCLA in 1957-58. A two-time Olympian in 1960 and 1964, he was captain of the 1964 team. Banner was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1993.

Jim Benedict

A dominating pitcher, Benedict helped lead the 1982 Monarchs to the state championship before being named State Player of the Year. He later played in the Kansas City Royals organization and is currently assistant to the general manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He's also worked for the Expos, Yankees, and Dodgers.

Jim Estes
Track and Field/Cross Country
This 1969 state mile champion held the national top times for all junior colleges in the mile and 880-yard run. He was also a member of the 1969 national record-setting 4-mile and distance medley relay teams. A mem-ber of the 1968 state championship cross country team, he was named State Athlete of the Year in 1969.
Nick Giovinazzo
Track and Field/Football/
Coaching accomplishments included 2nd place state finish for wrestling team, a state champion in the 440 and pole vault, a 3-time Maccabea Games champion, and coach of three current Hall of Fame members.
Jack Hirsh
A two-time All-Metropolitan Conference player, Hirsch averaged 24 points per game, a conference record at the time. He later played for John Wooden where he would garner All-Conference and All-American honors.
Ace Hunt
Football/ Tennis Coach
Hunt's 1955 football team won both the Metro Conference Championship and Orange Show Bowl state champion-ship. He also coached the1956 team to an Alfalfa Bowl victory. His 1966 tennis team won both the Metro and Southern Cal championship.
Nikywa Prevost
Track and Field
A state champion athlete, Prevost is still the current holder of four Monarch records: 100 meter sprint (11.57), 200 meter sprint (23.37, 4 X 400 relay (3:43.0), and 4 X 100 relay (47.20)
Paul Sabolic
Selected All-Metropolitan Conference Offensive Lineman and Junior College All-American. Played both ways for the team. He would move to the University of Washington on a scholarship.

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1976 - 77 Men's Volleyball Team
Winner of 3 U.S. Volleyball Association Tournaments, the team, under coach Rick Beress captured the Metropolitan Conference Championship with a 17-3 overall record.
1995 Championship Football Team
Led by Jim Fenwick, the teamed earned the Western State Conference title with a 10-0 record, having climbed to a #1 national ranking before losing in the Strawberry Bowl to Long Beach.
Mark Covert
Cross Country/Track and Field

Part of the state cross country championship team in 1968, Covert still holds the community college record for six miles under 29 minutes.

James Harvey

A seven time Conference Coach of the Year, Harvey led the women’s cross country team to a state championship in 1992. He was inducted into the California Community College Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2004. 

Bill Krauss
Swimming and Water Polo
One of the legendary aquatic coaches in the history of the California Community Colleges, Krauss coached the Valley College water polo and swim teams from 1972-2006 to numerous conference championships, producing over 50 All-Americans during his tenure.
Roberta Mulkey
Women's Softball
A highly- recognized softball player who was inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame in 2008, Mulkey was the Valley College softball coach in the 1960’s that won several conference titles including the 1962 Southern California Junior College Championship.
Billy Reed
Track and Field
The recipient of five varsity letters from 1951-54 that included football, basketball, and track and field, Reed served as captain of the football team as well as earning outstanding player of the game honors several times. His football career continued as a professional with the Los Angeles Chargers.
Mike Scarpace
One of the greatest linemen in the history of Valley College football, Scarpace was selected All- Metropolitan Conference and All-American in 1964. He later starred at the University of Southern California from 1965-1967. He garnered All-Pac-8, All-Pacific Coast, and All-American honors, before capping off his career with a National Championship.
Don Shinnick
A linebacker and offensive back on the 1953 Monarch team, Shinnick earned All-Metro Conference honors before moving on to play for UCLA from 1954-56. There, he was a member of the 1954 national championship team. He had an illustrious career with the National Football League’s Baltimore Colts that included the 1958 championship game against the New York Giants and 1969 Super Bowl against the Jets. Shinnick continues to hold the NFL record for interceptions as a linebacker. Shinnick is being honored posthumously.

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1975 Football Team
Metro Conference Title, Potato Bowl Winner, #2 National Ranking
1975 - 76 Women's Basketball Team
1975 - 1976
Southern California State Champions
Melanie Clark
1990 - 1991
Track and Field
Two-time California State J.C. Heptathlon Champion, Women's Athlete of the Year (1990-91), Western State Conference Champion in 200 & 400 meters
Sue Gossick
1966 - 1967
Swimming / Diving
1968 Olympic Gold Medalist (springboard diving), Pan American Gold Medalist (1967), LA Times Woman of the Year (1967)
David Summers
Tennis / Basketball / Football
Recipient of six varsity letters, tennis team captain that earned Metro Conference Championship and state championship
Laszlo Tabori
Track and Field / Cross Country
Coached seven individual national title holders, coached cross country teams to three state championships, (1968, 1969, and 1970), 1956 Olympian and third to break four-minute mark in the mile
Richard Windham
Football / Baseball
All-Metro running back on a team that won the Orange Show Bowl, Metro Player of the Year in baseball (centerfield)
Eric Yarber
1982 - 1983
Community College All-American (wide receiver: 1982-1983), member of the 1988 Superbowl Champion Washington Redskins

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1955 Football Team
Metro Conference Title; Orange Show Bowl Champion
1976 Volleyball Team
State Champions (36-0), National Championship Contender
Ed Austin
1949 - 1951
Basketball, Football, & Track and Field
Recognized as one of the great athletes in early Valley College history (Basketball 1949-50; Football; 1950 Track 1950-51)
Jim Buffo
1982 - 1983
Football (Linebacker)
Junior College All-American
Steve Brener
1966 - 1968
Sports Information Director; Journalist
Public Relations Director for the Los Angeles Dodgers; Established Brener, Zwikel, & Associates (Sports Public Relations and Marketing)
Otis Burrell
1963 - 1964
Track and Field
Record Holder (Ninth American to Clear Seven Feet in the High Jump), Junior College All-American
Jim Fenwick
1991 - 1996
Conference Champion and Four Bowl Berths (1993-96, Consistent National Ranking (Number One in 1995)
Fred Grimes
1971 - 1972
Record Holder (LAVC and State)
Cindy Schilling
1974 - 1975
1974 National Swimming Champion (100 yard butterfly), Record Holder, AIA Junior College All-American (1975), Olympic Trials (1976)
Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI)
1975 - Present
Consistent and Dedicated Medical Service to Monarch Athletics
Dave Snow
1978 - 1982
Consecutive Conference Titles, State Championship (1982); Overall LAVC Record: 156-41 (.792 record); Coached Long Beach State to Four College World Series Appearances; Olympic Baseball Coach for 1992 and 1996 teams in Barcelona and Atlanta
Mike Wagenbach
1968 - 1969
Track and Field
Set Records in Mile, Three-Mile, and Medley Relay

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