DVC Athletic Hall of Fame

Class of 2007

Joline Gaffney-Banks | 1977 All-Around Golden Gate Conference Gymnas- tics Champion. Finished 2nd at State Champion- ships. Owned a gymnastics school for children. Longtime State Farm Insurance Agent in Concord.

Ken Cobb | Golden Gate Conference Basket- ball MVP in 1972-73. All- American ALL FOUR years in college (DVC/Portland State). Signed with the Seattle Supersonics, injury ended career.

Dan Colchico | All-Conference football star at DVC in 1956 who went on to play several years with the San Francisco 49ers & New Orleans Saints. Winner of the Len Eshmont Award in 1962, the 49ers most prestig- ious annual honor, given each year to the 49er who best exemplifies inspirational and courageous play.

Lennis Cowell | 1962 Golden Gate Conference Wrestling Champion at 130 pounds. Two-time All-American at Cal-Poly SLO. Earned 300 wins as a high school & college coach. Inducted into California Hall of Fame in 2006.

Jack Flanagan | First ever Swimming and Water Polo Coach at DVC. Won an amazing NINE state swimming champion- ships during his coaching tenure at DVC.

Harry Haley | Three Sport Star at DVC from 1954-56. Football, Basketball & Baseball. DVC “Norseman” Male Athlete of the Year in 1956. Played on East Contra Costa’s (DVC) first ever Basketball and Baseball teams to win Conference Titles. United States MARINE  who was killed in Vietnam in 1968.

Cliff Hatch | All-American Wrestler at DVC in 1971-72 for coach Bob Ericson. NCAA Champion at Cal-Poly SLO. Former DVC Head Wrestling Coach.

Jenny Hsu | Most successful swimmer in DVC his- tory. All-American in 1978-79 in an unbelievable sixteen different events.

Richard "Red" Jones | All-Conference both years in Basketball & Baseball (1955-57). Signed with the Detroit Tigers; Long time High School Basketball coach.    Selected to DVC’s All-Half Century Baseball Team.

L.C. Joyner | Football halfback, Basketball & Track star at DVC, 1952-1954. In 1952, scored a Coast Conference record 107 points in Football (9 games). Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1956 and played in first ever Oakland Raiders game in 1960.

Hank Pistochini | DVC’s Men & Women’s Athletic Equipment Manager/Trainer from 1965- 1987. Legendary figure in DVC Athletics.

Pat Riley | DVC football star who in 1970, broke OJ Simpson’s Golden Gate Conference rushing record by gaining 1,389 yards.

John Roemer | DVC Aquatics 1975-77. All-American both years in Water Po- lo and Swimming. First DVC superstar in Water Polo, scored 179 goals in 2 years. Played Water Polo and graduated from UC-Berkeley. Retired a Captain in Oakland Fire Dept.

Eric Snider | DVC Baseball 1976-77. Pitcher with most wins in school history, 16 (single-season) and 24 (career). Holds State record with 5 wins in a single post-season, leading DVC to State Title in 1977. Played several years in the minor leagues. Selected to DVC All- Half Century Baseball Team.

Kent Umbarger | State Champion in Gymnastics at DVC in 1968-69. First ever competitor in state of California to perform “Tsukahara”.

Tom White | Most successful Male swimmer in DVC his- tory. All-American in both 1975 & 1976 in fourteen events! All-American at University of Tennessee in 1977 & 1978.

1966 DVC Football Team | Beat Merced in the Empire Bowl (in Santa Rosa) for 1st ever bowl win in school history. DVC – 24 Merced – 21