COALINGA — West Hills College Coalinga will induct several of its former athletes and one staff member into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 27 at the West Hills College Coalinga gymnasium.
This year’s 22nd Hall of Fame class includes: Heather Allen, volleyball; Jesse Griffin, basketball; Mark Gritton, head football coach and athletic director; Jim Harper, baseball; and Jeff Shearer, rodeo.
“These five individuals represent different eras in West Hills College Coalinga’s rich athletic tradition and have been successful in athletics, education, business and community involvement,” said Eric Mendoza, WHCC associate dean of athletics.
“This is a special class in more ways than one. The five inductees come from five different sports – but they all share a passion for giving back and being leaders in the community. We are extremely proud that they are products of West Hills College Coalinga and we look forward to celebrating their many accomplishments.”
The inductees will be recognized during halftime at the Falcons’ football game against College of the Sequoias on Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. The Hall of Fame banquet will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and inductions with ESPN radio host Nick Papagni serving as Master of Ceremonies.
Tickets can be purchased for $75 per person by contacting Gina Jason at 934-2452.