Loyola Names 31 Stars to Hall of Fame
Loyola Marymount University has announced the selection of 31 former athletes as the first class of its new athletic Hall of Fame. They include basketball Coach Pete Newell, who won a national title at the University of California and an Olympic gold medal coaching the U. S. team in 1960, and Don Klosterman, an All-American football player and later general manager of the Rams.
The 31 will be inducted Jan. 25 at halftime of the men’s basketball game against the University of San Francisco. Phil Woolpert, who coached USF to consecutive NCAA titles in 1955 and 1956, is among the hall of famers.
Other basketball inductees are Jim Haderlein, who holds school scoring and rebounding records; John Arndt, Ed Bento, Billy Donovan, who played and coached; Jerry Grote, who played in the NBA, and Rick Adelman, who played in the NBA and currently coaches with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Football inductees are Bob Boyd, who won the NCAA 100-yard dash in 1950 and played in the NFL; Gene Brito, Paul Currin, Bernard Donahue, Ernie Cheatham and Al Duvall. Currin is the earliest graduate among the 31, having graduated in 1929.
Baseball representatives are Gerald Stone, Russ Noah, Bob Sheldon and Leo Hoffman. Roger Kelly is the lone golfer.
The list includes two hockey players from the 1930s, Dominic Nocerine and John Polich, and a member of the 1984 Olympic team, volleyball player Paul Sunderland.
Six women are included: Therese Kozlowski, who won a national cross-country title in 1982, and the members of the 1981 national championship crew--Erin Walsh, Teresa Russo, Taffy Walsh, Virginia Hamer and coxswain Eileen McAndrew.
Don McIsaac, who coached rugby for 20 years, and Hub Drager, longtime trainer and equipment manager, round out the field.
The inductees will be honored at a dinner before the USF game, then will be introduced at halftime. Their plaques will be showcased in the Founders Room of Albert Gersten Pavilion upstairs from the basketball arena.