This Arizona State University graduate is a valued member of the Pasadena High School boys basketball squad that captured the school's first State Championship in 1977. He would lead them to their second  State Championship in 1978, while picking up CIF MVP Honors.                      

Justin Watson


Jerry Proctor

Track & Field

2004 Induction Class

This Pasadena High School Alumni was CIF-SS Master’s Champion and State Champion in the 100 and 200 in 1978, as a junior.  In 1979, he would defend his state title in the 200.  After nearly 40 years, his timings in the 100, 200 and the 4x100 and 4x400 remain school records.  Mr. Sanford is a Pac-10 Champion, and his participation on the University of Southern California men's 4x100 relay in 1980 is an All Time USC Record.  Mr. Sanford is Pasadena's last 100 State Champion.                     

In 2015,  Coach Tucker captured his 400th career victory.  To date, Coach Tucker has 451 wins and 118 losses.  Coach Tucker spent 19 years as the head coach for his alma mater Pasadena High School where he recorded 13 Pacific League championships (9 consecutive for a record that is still increasing at 13), 5 CIF finals appearances with 2 CIF championships in 2005 and 2011.  Coach Tucker has several state quarter final, and semi final appearances. In all, Coach Tucker has 7 CIF final appearances with 3 championships between Pasadena High School and Maranatha High  School.

Lana Cantrell, Linetta Wilson, Carrie Franklin & Nikky Caddell-Hanks

Track & Field

This Pasadena High School alumni is the first in the city of Pasadena to be awarded the prestigious John R. Wooden Award in 2007.  Mr. Harmon is a recipient of the Victor Wright Athletic Award.                       

1978 Pacific League Champions.  (Complete Bio Pending).   These Bulldogs are recipients of the Victor Wright Athletic Award.               

Pasadena Ice Skating Center has been a fixture in the Pasadena community for forty-two years offering a variety of programs to inspire a love of ice sports in the city of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. The facility is an NHL regulation size ice sports facility located on the campus of the Pasadena Convention Center. The rink is home to the Pasadena Maple Leafs and the Pasadena Figure Skating Club. Notable members have included Mirai Nagasu of the Pasadena Figure Skating Club, a seven time U.S. national medalist, two-time Olympian, and the first American female figure skater to land a triple axel at the Olympics; And Angela Ruggiero, the first female professional hockey player and four-time Olympian.                       

Dr. Sammy Lee


This John Muir High School Alumni was a trailblazer in female sports in a city where it was the boys that competed in more than one sport.  She's one of two females that played Pony League Baseball.   John Muir's year book for the class of 1981 captures her accomplishments, again, across several sports which includes, Tennis, Basketball and Softball.  Ms. Meymarian was proof positive of why Title IX was needed.      

2016-17 Induction Class

Mike Sanford

Track & Field

Obea Moore

Track & Field

This product of the Pasadena Unified School District (Marshall Fundamental High School) played basketball for USC's Women of Troy from 1985-1989.  She earned All-PAC 10 First Team Honors in 1987 and 1989, was named PAC-10 Player of the Year in 1988.  She ranks among the career leaders in the NCAA, PAC-12 and is ranked No. 2 on USC's All-Time in scoring, free throws and rebounds.           

These Lady Mustangs were instrumental in John Muir Girl's Track & Field Squad capturing it's 2nd State Championship in 1985.  Lana Cantrell was the school's First Individual Champion in the 100 hurdles.  This squad also set a National High School Record - 4x100h (56.78 in Las Vegas, Nevada) that same year.  It's classified as a permanent record.                            

No other individual from the city of Pasadena has won as many gymnastics championships, on any level, than Mr. Todd.  Mr. Todd is a member of Pasadena City College Hall of Fame.                      

In December 1977, 15,566 attendees gathered at the Rose Bowl and witnessed Pasadena City College's 1976/77 Football Squad win the Junior Rose Bowl.​  Stay tuned for a complete list of the players  of this awesome squad.      

Pasadena Ice Skating Center


Helms Athletic Foundation in 1969 awarded this member of the Blair 1969 Football Team the 4-A Division MVP Title Award.  Mr. McAlister ended his career at Blair High School rushing for over 4k yards.  Two years later, this Bruin was featured as a "Super Athlete" on the front cover of Sports Illustrated.                            

The impact of the Pasadena Boys and Girls Club - Mackenzie Scott Branch has had on youth on Pasadena is unmatched.  Its induction into the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame was an acknowledgement that was long over due.

Ellsworth Vines was a stud while attending Pasadena High school in the 1920s. In 1927, The Bulldogs' tennis team led by Mr. Vines, was known to beat their opposition 17-0 in match play. 

After high school, Ellsworth attended the University of Southern California where he lettered in basketball and golf...

Dorothy Poynton-Hill


The city-owned Brookside Plunge (Now the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center) was built in 1923 and closed in 1984 because of disrepair. In 1985, the City of Pasadena Board of Directors endorsed a partnership between the public and private sectors seeking to renovate the pool complex. Hence, the birth of the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center - a project that would refurbish the Brookside Park buildings and grounds and build two additional pools, one of which... more

​​The Pasadena Panther Youth Football & Cheerleading program is committed to making a difference in the lives of children from all economic and ethnic backgrounds, by preparing them both mentally and physically for the challenges they will encounter in school, college and in life. They provide a very important sports program in the community which focuses on the importance of education and the values of athletics, team work... more

John Muir High School graduate, Joan Mayweather-Hill was one of the early standouts in track & field in the city. In 1957, she shattered the Southern Pacific Amateur Athletic Union (SPAAU) record in the high jump when she leaped 5'-5" in the SPAAU Women's Development Track & Field Meet at North Hollywood High School. The protege of Mack Robinson, Ms. Mayweather-Hill eclipsed the old record of 5'-1/12" inches held by Jean Gaertner of Los Angeles, and came within 1-1/2" of the world record.

Joan Mayweather-Hill

Track & Field

The Northwest Pasadena Youth Sports, Inc (NPYS) aka the Pasadena Ponies is one of the oldest youth sports organizations in Pasadena. The Ponies is a non-profit organization whose coaches, managers, board members, etc., all participate on a volunteer basis. The organization has earned a great reputation, despite the social and economical diversity of the children it services, of producing athletes who do not   only  learn   the...more

Northwest Pasadena Youth Sports, Inc. (Ponies)

Youth football

Pasadena Panthers, Inc.

Youth football

Charles Paddock excelled in track & field for Pasadena High School. He was the CIF Southern Section champion in the 100-yard dash from 1915-1917 with corresponding times of 10.6 seconds​, 10.4 seconds and 10 seconds flat, respectively. Paddock was the state 100 champ in 1915 and 1917.  Paddock was also a Southern Section and state champion in the 200... more

​Irv Noren's family moved from Chautauqua, New York to Pasadena, California when he was 11​ and he was introduced to baseball. As a very good player in high school, Noren graduated in 1943 and went to Pasadena City College to continue to improve on his baseball skills. His persistence paid off and he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946... more

In 1971, Mario Clark was a 1st Team All-Pacific League and All-CIF Defensive back and wide-receiver for Pasadena High School​​. Coming from one of the oldest African-American families in Pasadena, Mario was meant to represent his city.  After staring in high school, Clark received a scholarship from the Univ... more

Ellsworth Vines was a stud while attending Pasadena High school in the 1920s. In 1927, The Bulldogs' tennis team led by Mr. Vines, was known to beat their opposition 17-0 in match play.   After high school, Ellsworth attended the University of Southern California where he lettered in basketball and golf...... more

Stan Smith was born and raised in Pasadena. By the time he was attending Pasadena High School in the early 1960s, he already knew he wanted to play tennis forever if he could.  ​Mr. Smith was the CIF Southern Section Champion in his senior year and has since been named as one of the top 100 greatest in Southern Section's... more 

Matthew "Mack" Robinson was a man all about the town he grew up in and loved even when the city didn't always treat him right.  The John Muir High School Grad is the most cherished lifelong resident in the city's history. Even more so than his younger brother Jackie. ​A standout athlete in high school, Robinson had offers for college, but chose to... more

Arguably,  Jackie Robinson is the most well known person in the history of Pasadena. His talent in sports literally changed America.  We're fortunate that he was chosen to travel into the then  unknown.  Being the first African-American in Major League Baseball was a heavy burden during segregation. more

In 1977, James Sanford lead Pasadena High School to its second state championship, winning 4 out of 5 races, a record that would last 30 years.  In 1979, while still a student at USC, he was the No. 1 Sprinter (100m) in the world, securing the IAAF World Cup Championship; the USA Outdoor Championship, and the PAC-10 Championship. Mr. Sanford appeared on... more


PASHOF honors it's legends via its Legend Award for the benefit of the youth of Pasadena. The Award, named in honor of individuals from Pasadena who have made significant strides in sports, and to supporters and organizers of youth oriented sports  programs in the City of Pasadena, provides 4 grants totaling $1,000.00 in honor of the Award recipient(s).​​

The Grants are disbursed by any one of the following methods:

​    1. One  grant  awarded   to each of Pasadena's four public high schools in the amount of $250.00 in the form of equipment grants or scholarships;

     2. Two grants in the amount of $500.00 each are awarded to two youth oriented sports organizations within the City of Pasadena in the form of cash or euipment grants;

   3. Donations are made to youth oriented sports programs within the City of Pasadena, ranging between $50 - $100 through PASHOF's Community Support Program.

​PASHOF has a volunteer research team that maintains statistics and lists of individuals eligible for induction. The list is updated in the Spring and the voters are tallied in April - May. The winners are notified and announced to the press.

To be considered, the nominee must meet one of the following criteria:

    1.  ​Individual from Pasadena who have gained significant recognition in athletic competition.

  2.  Individual, business or organization who have demonstrated a significant history of support to youth oriented activities and sports in the City of Pasadena.

Legend Award

Charles Paddock

Track & Field

Irv Noren


2010 Induction Class

Mario Clark 


2006 Induction Class

Ellsworth Vines 


2005 Induction Class

Stan Smith 


James Sanford 

Track & Field

Matthew "Mack" Robinson 

Track & Field

Jackie Robinson 




Ellsworth Vines


George Terzian

Coaching - Basketball

James McAlister


Trevon Harmon


Darrell Evans


This John Muir High School Mustang is a 1980 State Champion in the Shot Put. Garnett's 64-5 1/2 led qualifying by four feet, and his 64-4 1/4 second toss ended the competition. He played college football at the University of Washington and was drafted in the 8th round of the 1984 NFL Draft.   

Pasadena High School Boys (JV) Baseball Class of 1978


City of Pasadena

Human Services and Recreation Dept.

Fred Crutcher


Debbie Meymarian

Basketball / Softball









Tim Tucker

Coaching - Basketball

Cherie Nelson


Alice Brown

Track & Field

In 1986 these student-athletes from John Muir High School, lead by coach Archie Newton, were ranked No. 1 in the nation.  This benchmark has not been duplicated by any female squads in Pasadena since 1986.   These Lady Mustangs are recipients of the Victor Wright Athletic Award.                         

Irvin Demetrius"Dede" Moore


John House

Track & Field

Many remember him as an awesome running back who followed the likes of James McAlister at Blair High School. Today, he's known as one of Pasadena's finest football coaches.  In 2007 he was the Pasadena Star News Coach of the Year after leading his alma mater to a Rio Hondo League Championship.                        

John Muir High School 1985 / 86 Football Squads


Scott Garnett

Track & Field / Football

Before our Champions became Champions, they all were gifted the opportunity and encouragement to play and explore their talents on the black tops, courts, fields, tracks, courses and pools constructed, managed and operated by Pasadena’s Department of Parks and Recreation, known today as the Human Services and Recreation Department.                           

Canto "TNT" Robledo


Shawn Holiday


George Patton Jr.


Ed Parker, Sr.


Alan Wiggins


Michael Holton


Bill Duwe


This John Muir High School graduate, and former UCLA Bruin was drafted into the the NFL in 1979...and never left.  His tenure in the NFL, as a player and now as a coach, is unmatched in the City of Champions.                   

Blair High School 1969 Football Squad


This former Bulldog who also played under legend George Terzian (1977-1979) was a four-year UCLA letterman (1980-83) who helped lead the Bruins to the 1980 NCAA title game as a true freshman.                         

This Pasadena City College All-American and Hall of Famer is a member of the University of Southern California's 1967 National Championship Football Team. (Complete Bio Pending)                 

Alexis Walker

Track & Field

In 1981, this 6'4" offensive power house led the Blair Vikings to a CIF – Championship 2A Final against Glendale. A win would have been Blair’s 1st CIF Championship and the city’s 3rd, following Pasadena High’s 1977 and 1978 Championships. This Viking ended his career at Blair High School averaging 23 points a game….32 points during the CIF-2A Championship Final, an All-CIF Honor and a Co-Player of the Year Title. His accomplishments as a Viking earned him a scholarship to Arizona State where he would start with greats such as  Lafayette (Fat) Lever and a kid from Morning Side High named Byron Scott.

Bill Duwe (center) - After his days at Cal and then the San Francisco Warriors, this former Bulldog, who was a standout player at Pasadena High and coached by legend George Terzian, this former Bulldog came back to his almar mater and lead them to a CIF Championship in a coach.

This 6’ 1”, 180lbs John Muir High School Alumni was highly recruited and drafted by the New York Yankees out of high school.  Mr. Phillips, after a visit from George Steinbrenner, turned down a dual scholarship offer for baseball and football from the University of Southern California.  His signing with the Yankees in 1987 is recorded as one of the best drafting classes in baseball.   Mr. Phillips is the recipient of the Victor Athletic Wright Award.                       

This Pasadena City College Alumni was a part of the San Diego Padres 1984 Roster that competed against fellow Muir Alumni - Darrell Evans in the 1984 World Series.  Known for his speed, Mr. Wiggins set a Padres record for most stolen bases (70) in 1984. 

Lavell "Tip" Sanders


Skip Robinson


This John Muir Mustang is herald as the schools best All-Around Football Player.  He would receive similar honors as a Washington State Cougar. Stay tuned for more information about  Mr. Moore's remarkable and inspirational life.                     

Pasadena City College 1976/77 Football Squad


Rod Sherman


This  Blair High School alumnus is ranked 9th on USC's (AKA Tailback University) All-Time Rushing List.                         

Mr. Sherman, appearance as a Raider in Super Bowl II, crowned him the first individual from Pasadena, and from John Muir High School, to play in  a Super Bowl.                             

2015-16 Induction Class

Pasadena's first appearance at the Olympics was in 1912 - thanks to this individual. Mr. Patton placed 5th in the Pentathlon.                       

In 1969, this football team from Blair High School, lead by Coach Pete Yoder, went 13-0 and captured the school's only Southern Section Football Championship. The storied season was highlighted with the Vikings 28-27 victory over La Puente's Bishop Amat -- lead by future USC greats - Pat Haden and J.K. McKay  in a 4-A Division final at the Coliseum.                           

This 6'5" Shooting Guard from Pasadena High School (and Pasadena College Alumni)  is a 5× NBA champion (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988); was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1987);and is 5 × NBA All-Defensive First Team (1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988); and 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1981, 1983, 1986).                       

​​Ed K. Parker Sr. , is a legend in the sports/art of karate.  His studio, where thousand learned his craft, was an iconic landmark in Pasadena, California.   Stay tuned for a complete bio of this Pasadena legend.                        

John Muir High School Girls (V) Basketball Class of 1986


Johnnie Lynn


Frank Graham


Pasadena Boys and Girls Club - Mackenzie Scott Branch


John Muir High School's 1985 and 1986 Boy's Varsity Football Squads captured back to back CIF-SS Championships under the leadership of Head Coach Jim Brownfield.                             

Jerry Todd

Coaching - Gymnastics

2017-18 Induction Class

Dale Cooke


Frank Graham (second row, left) is a Pasadena High School alumnus who competed in both the 1932 and 1936 Olympiads in the sport of water polo.                       

Inger Miller

Track & Field

Coach Terzian was Pasadena High School's beloved boys basketball coach between 1960 - 1978.  During his reign, he lead the Bulldogs to 15 CIF Playoffs;, 6 CIF Div. 1 Finals, CIF Champions in 1977 and 1978, 2 State Championships, a National Championship, and a World High School Champions (runner-up) appearance in 1977.  Between 1979 - 2004, he led Pasadena City College Men's Basketball team to 20 Cal State Playoffs, and 1 State Final Appearance.  Coach Terzian is a member of the Pasadena City College Hall of Fame.                

Jim Wilks


Dr. Lee is the first Asian American to win an Olympic gold medal.  Dr. Lee took gold in the 10m platform (diving) in London in 1948, and captured a bronze medal in the 3m (springboard).  He returned to the Olympic in 1952 and won another gold medal in the 10m platform.  Dr. Lee learned and perfected his diving skills at Pasadena’s Brookside Plunge – known today as the Rose Aquatic Center.  Dr. Lee is a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the US Olympic Hall of Fame.  Dr. Lee died on December 2, 2016 at 96.                           

On May 11, 1963, this John Muir High School Alumni ran 9.2 in the 100 yd dash at the CIF Prelims.  It would tie the world record.  His 20.4 in the 220 yd dash that same day was two-tenths of a second off the national record.                         

This John Muir High School Alumni who played 20 years in the MLB, is a 2x MLB All Star (1973, 1983), and a 1984 World Series Champion and Home Run Leader in 1984.                            

Michael Cooper


Vince Phillips


This Lady Bulldog from Pasadena High School was one of the best high school high jumpers in the nation in 2009-10.    Ms. Walker is an AAU All-American and a National Junior Olympic Champion.  She was crowned Pasadena Star News Track & Field Athlete of the Year and All-Area First Team.  She is a Pacific League title/meet record holder in the high jump, and was crowned the San Gabriel Valley Championships Most Valuable Female Athlete.  Ms. Walker is the recipient of the Victor Wright Athletic Award. (Complete Bio Pending)                    

Chris Bryant


Coached by famed John Muir High School Track & Field Coach, Walter Opp, Mr. Proctor in 1967 become 1 of 3 individuals in the history of the California State Championships to win three events – Long Jump, Triple Jump and the 110h.  He is a record holder at the University of Redlands in the long jump, the 110h and the 4x100m relay; and among the Bulldog’s top ten in 100, 200, and Triple Jump                           

This John Muir High School Alumni won with a gold medal (4x100) and a silver medal (100m) at the 1984 Olympics.  She would compete in the 1988 Olympics and walk away with an additional treasure - a gold medal in the 4x100.  before competing in the 1988 Olympics, Ms. Brown won a gold medal at the 1987 World Champions as a member of the U.S. 4x100 relay team.                           

This John Muir High School alumni and member of the Penn Relays Wall of Fame Class of 2015, is a CIF State Individual Champion in the 200 and 400 and was a member of the Muir's 4x400 State Champion Relay Squads between 1994 - 1996.  Mr. Moore is also a Pan American Junior Athletics Champions and a Junior World Champion in the 400.                          

This Marshall Fundamental graduate (and San Diego State Alumni) who was coached by James McAlister, is a member of the St. Louis Rams Super  Bowl XXXIV Championship Team.         

This individual is Pasadena’s most prized boxing Champion.  Mr. Robledo is a member of the Las Vegas Hall of Fame.   Mr. Robledo was the Pacific Coast Bantamweight Champion from 1931 – 1932.   In 1988 Canto was recognized by the World Boxing Hall of Fame for his humanitarian accomplishments and the betterment of the sport. He was presented with his championship belt at this time. In 2005, he was posthumously inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame as a boxer, manager and trainer.    (Complete Bio Pending)               

This Pasadena High School Bulldog was drafted out of San Diego State by the New Orleans Saints in 1981.  In 2001, after a decade of being on the Saint's roster, Mr. Wilks was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame.                           

Chris Bryant is an alumnus of John Muir High School Alumni.  He was an All-Star in the sport of baseball, and a member of the then  "Exclusive 31" - baseball players draft from JMHS .            

Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame

This John Muir High School Alumni helped her alma mater secure its third State Championship in 1989.  When she won a gold medal as a member of  the US. Women's 4x100 relay, at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Ms. Miller and her father, Olympian Lennox Miller, became the first "Father & Daughter" to medal at the Olympics.