GLENDALE — They each came Saturday night to be celebrated and honored for their accomplishments at the 10th annual Glendale Community College Athletic Hall of Fame.
But in the midst of sharing memories and smiling about their experiences, they each paid tribute to a special coach.
The 1972 co-ed volleyball team, Angela Brinton-Collins, John Block, Steve La Rusch, Chris Hale and Jimmy Evangelatos were each thankful to be inducted into the college's hall of fame. Before their speeches, they each mentioned a mentor who made a difference not only in their athletic careers but also in their lives.
"What we did back then was unbelievable," said Michael Cram, a member of the 1972 volleyball team that won the Southern California Championship "AA" title against El Camino College and remains the only co-ed team in school history to capture that crown.