Pierce Hall of Fame
Men's Volleyball 2004
Men's Basketball 2004
Women's Softball 2004
Women Volleyball 2003
Women Soccer 2003
Women Softball 2003
Men Basketball 2003
Women Basketball 2003
Men Volleyball 2003
Women Volleyball 2002
Women Soccer 2002
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Jimmy Allen graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1970. He
played Defensive Back/Wide Receiver at Pierce in
1970-71. He was named All-American at both positions,
earning him a scholarship to UCLA along with Brahma
teammate Mark Harmon. In 1973, he was named All Pac-8
and selected for several All-American teams.
During his senior year at UCLA
, Jimmy played in the All-American Hula Bowl.
Allen was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their
celebrated 1974 draft. He played for the Steelers for
four seasons. He has the distinction
of owning two Super Bowl rings, since he
played as a member of the
Steelers team in Super Bowls
IX & X teams. He was traded to the Detroit Lions in
1978. His nickname during his playing career was
“Spiderman”. He appeared in 110 NFL games from
from Reseda High
Bedsole played football at Pierce College in
1960. He was an All-American Quarterback at Pierce,but
his success wasn't limited to football.
Hal was also
conference champion in the shot put and discus throws
for the Brahma track team.
One of the original “big” (6'5", 221 pounds) wide
receivers in college football, Hal Bedsole was a
consensus All-American on USC’s 1962 national
A three-year letterman (1961-63) and two-time
All-Conference first-teamer (1961-61), his 82 career
catches rank in USC’s top 20 chart. He owns the USC
career record for highest average per catch (30 or more)
Hal was nicknamed “Prince Hal” because of his self-assured,
He led the Trojans in receiving and
scoring in 1961 (27 catches, 38 points) and 1962 (33
catches, 68 points).
He was the first Trojan to have 200 receiving yards
in a game (201 yards versus California in 1962, a school
record which stood for 21 years). He caught two
touchdown passes in USC’s win over Wisconsin in the 1963
A second-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings,
he played there for three seasons (1964-66).
First Team All-American: 1962; 10
USC Athletic Hall of Fame: 2001
National Championship: 1962
Covelli “Coco” Crisp
Covelli graduated from Inglewood
High School in 1998.
baseball at Pierce
College in 1999. He earned 1st Team All- Conference as a
centerfielder, leading the team in Batting Average, Home
Runs, and Stolen Bases. "Coco" was a 7th Round Draft Pick of
the St. Louis Cardinals out of Pierce.
He was traded to the
Cleveland Indians in 2002 and made his Major League
debut that season.
Thus far in his career he has played for Boston, Kansas City, and Oakland.
In 2007, he was the starting centerfielder for the World
Series Champions Boston Red Sox.
He played his last two seasons with
the Oakland A's. Though he is now a free agent, he will
no doubt continue his illustrious career. "Coco" has a .275 Lifetime Batting Average, with 270 Stolen
Bases. Brahmas are indeed rare
Roxanne graduated from Westchester High
School in 1967.
She attended Pierce College
1967-1969. While at Pierce she competed in volleyball,
softball, basketball, and track. At the time, she held
the Junior College High Jump
record at 4’11”. She transferred to BYU in 1970,
where she competed in volleyball and track.
She later attended
CSUN, where she
again competed in volleyball and track.
From 1970-1976, she was a USVBA First Team All
-American. Roxanne was a six time member of the USA
National Volleyball Team, competing in the World Cup
Games, the Pan American Games, and the Olympic
Qualifying team in 1972. In 1972, she went to the
Olympic Track trials clearing 5’7” in the High Jump.
After her athletic career came to an end she started her
teaching/coaching career. Coach DeMik taught at Reseda High
School for 3 years,
where she coached Volleyball, Softball, and Tennis.
She then on took
a position at Mira Costa College for 14years,where
State Championship teams in
Women’s Volleyball. She was honored
by being voted the
community college “Coach of the Year” 5 times.
What a wonderful man he was! During his high school
career at Dorsey High School, he played three years of
football and baseball before his graduation in 1943.
After graduation, Joe joined the U.S. Army Paratroopers
and trained at Fort Benning. He was assigned to the
517th Combat Team which participated in Italy, France,
and Belgium. He landed in Europe on D-Day and
participated in many battles, including the Battle of
After his discharge from the U.S. Army in 1945, Joe
entered the University of Southern California, where he
played football for four years. He graduated in 1950 and
got his first job at Emerson Junior High School in
Joe continued his teaching and
coaching career, moving to Eagle Rock High School in 1952.
There he coached football and
baseball for twelve years, winning many Northern League
titles. Joe was a totally dedicated
person to his favorite sports, football and baseball.
He showed such leadership that he was selected to coach
the Breightbardt All-Star Football Game in 1963, and the
Shrine All-Star Game in 1964.In 1965, Joe was elected president of the Los Angeles
City Coaches Association.
Joe came to Pierce College in 1966, where he coached
football and baseball. He was still coaching baseball
when he became ill. He passed away in 1982. The baseball
field at Pierce College is named Joe Kelly Field
to honor his excellence as a teacher, coach and human
Teacher, Coach, Sportsman,Gentleman
Trailblazer, Marry Perry graduated from Birmingham High School in 1961.
She came to
Pierce College and started her athletic career as a
javelin thrower. She then turned to volleyball. In 1963,
she was a member of the Silver Medal winning U.S. team
at the Pan-American games.
She was a member of the U.S. team at the 1964 Tokyo
Olympics-when Volleyball made its debut in the games-and
again in 1968 in Mexico City, making her one of only
five players to compete on both teams. Mary
earned a Gold
Medal at the 1967 Pan-American games.
She was a member of the National team from 1962-1969. After
the Olympic Games she returned to California and earned
her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education at CSUN in
1971. While there, she played volleyball, basketball,
tennis, track, golf, and field hockey.
Mary coached at Punahou High School in Hawaii and Southern
Oregon State College. Mary was
honored with an induction into the CSUN Athletic
Hall of Fame in 1986, awarded USVBA All-Time Great
Player Award in 2009, and in 2010 inducted into LAUSD
Sports Hall of Fame. As an
accomplished trailblazer, her legacy of excellence has
paved the way for women athletes all over the country.
The seeds of success on the field
were sown early in Elia's life when at age four she
began to play soccer. Elia attended Montclair
College Prep High School where she
was coached by Ken Erenberg.
While playing two seasons for their women’s soccer team
Elia broke and still holds the school record for most goals scored. Season
’03-’04 she was MVP of the team and 1st team all league
as well as becoming ’04-’05 1st team all league, 2nd
team all CIF, MVP of her team and senior year captain.
The club teams she joined took her to the highest levels
of soccer including Samba Gold with William Diaz and
Westside Breakers Premier with Jason Kelly. After
graduating high school,
she attended Pierce College
the winning Brahma Women's Soccer
program. Pierce College was
the right place for her both athletically and
During her time as a Brahma under the coaching of Adolfo
Perez and Tony Ortega, she became a stronger player and
eventually captain of the team ’06. She won the titles
of Pierce College MVP ’05, MVP offensive player ‘05&’06,
first player in Western State Conference history to be
Player of the Year back to back ‘05&’06, all time
leading scorer of Pierce College in goals and points and
All-American runner-up ‘05&’06,and Far West
All-American ‘06. With these accomplishments and
coaching from Adolfo, Tony and her dad, she was offered
multiple scholarships. The invitation
to play in D1 schools
made her feel accomplished as a player and thankful for
everything that all her coaches had done for her.
Although she did not continue her soccer career, knowing that all the hard work and
years of nonstop practice paid off, was her biggest win.
She is continuing to apply the Brahma
spirit and dedication that brought her success on the
to her academic and professional life
as she pursues her dream of becoming an attorney. Elia
truly believes that the drive she put forth to become an
accomplished athlete is what will continue to carry her
into a successful future.
graduated 1983 from Chatsworth High School.His
senior year he had led his team to
the 1983 City Championship. Steve
pitched at Pierce 1985, then
he went to Lewis-Clark College.
He signed with the San
Francisco Giants in 1988, as an undrafted free agent.
Steve made his
Major League debut on August 30,1992
with the Giants. That was the start of what was to be a
fourteen year Major
League Career.During his illustrious
career he played for San Francisco, Colorado,
Cleveland, Atlanta, San Diego, New York Mets, and
Steve aappeared in 833 games, with an overall record of 49-44.
His career ERA was 3.63. His success
on the field has led him being ranked 37th All-Time for number of games played in by a
pitcher. That’s an amazing stat for someone who was not
drafted by any Major League team.
lives in Colorado, and among other
activities, works for the Rockies in the Community
aLEXANDRA (xAN) rOGERS
2006, Alexandra broke 4 Pierce College Swimming records,
three of which still stand, and was named All-American in 2
events, as US National Champion in the 50-yard
Backstroke and the 100-yard Backstroke. She also holds
records at the Pasadena College pool and qualified and
swam at the US Open. Following her time at Pierce, she
went on to establish All-Time Top Ten records at San
Diego State and still holds Top Ten records to this
day. Alexandra is also a two-time Masters All American
(US National Champion) in the 50-meter Backstroke and in
the 200-yard Backstroke.
Xan's drive and passion go far beyond
the confines of the pool. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in
Biology from SDSU, Alexandra works with Wildlife
Waystation and with The Earth Organization in helping to
rescue, rehabilitate, relocate, and provide sanctuary
for exotic animals from around the world as well as
native wildlife. She is currently working on a project
to educate the public on the long-term ecological
effects of irretrievably losing endangered species.Xan
exemplifies the fact that Brahmas are rare people , who
make a difference in the world.
Dave Rubio graduated from Granada High School in 1977.
He played Volleyball at Pierce College for Brahma Hall
of Fame Coach Ken Stanley. After his Brahma success he
moved on to CSUN where he was an All-Conference
selection. Dave graduated from CSUN in 1982.
Dave was able to share his coaching wisdom and
experience at local high schools: Chatsworth, Granada
Hills, and Westlake. He later found his way to C.S.U.
Bakersfield, as head coach for the Women’s Volleyball
program. In five seasons he led the Roadrunners to three
consecutive Top 5 finishes and won the 1989 National
Championship. In 1989 he was named National Coach of
In 1992 Dave was named Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at
the University of Arizona. During the span of 20 years,
the Wildcats have been to five Sweet 16s, four Elite
Eights, and to Arizona’s first ever Final Four.
Through his leadership and coaching excellence, the
Wildcats to have attained a 321-189 (.589) overall
record, and in 2000 Arizona’s first ever Pac 10 title.
After his success that season he was named Volleyball
Magazine National Coach of the Year.
1984 FOOTBALL TEAM
1984 Football Team Roster (click here)