Tracy, CA Sports Hall of Fame
Recognizing Tracy's Rich Sports Heritage
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Welcome to the home of the Tracy, CA Sports Hall of Fame where special athletes throughout the rich history of our town are acknowledged.
Nominations for new honorees are being accepted now using this form.

The next banquet is set for April 27, 2019 at the Tracy Elks Lodge.

For more information, please contact Bill Kaska at 836-4491.

A July 5, 2018 Tracy Press Article on seeking new board members for the Hall of Fame.  Read it here. 

Tracy Press Article on the April 22nd 2017 Hall of Fame Induction.  Read it here.

Congratulations to the 2017 Tracy Hall of Fame Inductees
The following individuals and groups were recognized at the April 22nd 2017 dinner.  
  1. The Alkire Family --  Vic, Richie, Stevie, and Sonja (Sunny)
  2. The 1971 Tracy High Football Team*
  3. The 2001-02 West High Girls Basketball Team
  4. Lisa Anastasio (Athlete)
  5. Steve Donahue (Coach/Athlete)
  6. Steve Lopez (Coach)
  7. Brad Smith (Athlete)
  8. Henry Welch (Coach)

In the picture below, Bill Swenson gives Tracy High Principal Jason Noll a jersey that his son wore as a member of the 1978 Denver Broncos.  Wayne Schneider is holding a SB50 gold football provided by the NFL commemorating Swenson's appearance.  (photo courtesy of Wayne Schneider).
Recent 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees:
  • The 1987 Tracy High Football Team - This team went 13-1 and beat Yuba City 17-16 in the Section Championship with Wayne Schneider as coach.
  • Larry Nicholson - Tracy High class of 1980, was a two-time Sac-Joaquin Section wrestling champion, 1978 and 1980, and CIF State medalist for 3 years in a row, including a 2nd place finish statewide in 1980.  He serves as one of the team doctors for TUSD.
  • Gini Ullery - A graduate of Tracy High in 2001, was part of the Bulldogs' Valley Oak League championship volleyball team in her senior year and became one of the top hitters in the history of University of Pittsburgh, where she was a four-year starter and member of Pittsburgh's 2003 Big East Championship team.  She is now the head volleyball coach at Fordham University in New York City.
  • Cameo Hicks - She was the all-time leading scorer in girls basketball when she graduated from West High in 2003, and she led the team to the Sac-Joaquin Section semi-finals three times.  She was a four-year starter at the University of Washington, where she was a two-time all-Pac 10 selection, and went on to play professional women's basketball in Europe.
  • Josh Wallwork - Earned Tracy High's 1991 Peter B. Kyne Award (top football award) and also earned San Joaquin Athletic Association Player of the Year honors in his senior year, when he passed for 2,164 yards.  Went on to be a legendary quarterback at the University of Wyoming leading the NCAA in 1996 with 4,090 passing yards and 4,209 total offensive yards, both of which are school records.
  • Tom Snyder - Tracy High class of 1975 who set basketball records for scoring and rebounding in his senior year and was the first one-sport athlete to win the school's Blanket Award.  He went on to become a standout player at St. Mary's College in Moraga.  His 17 year professional basketball career took him to leagues in Argentina, the Philippines, and France.
  • Greg Smith - Graduated from Tracy High in 1972 as a three-sport athlete and was the Central California Conference Most Valuable Back in his senior year.  He attended Stanford University and eventually returned to Tracy High to teach and coach.  He has coached freshman and sophomore football, and in 22 years as the head softball coach, he has led the Bulldogs to six league titles.
  • The Auchard Family - Dave Auchard has been a baseball umpire for 50+ years and has officiated basketball for 45 years.  His tenure as an official includes everything from Babe Ruth to California Interscholastic Federation championship games.  His sons Danny and Damon were all-league baseball players at Tracy High, and both played in college championships.
  • Bill Taveras - From the Tracy High Class of 1982, he competed in the luge at the 1992 Winter Olympics and coached the USA bobsled team for 12 years, including the 2002 women's team that won the gold medal.  He also coached the USA luge team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
  • The Philpott Family - Includes John Philpott, who established a family tradition of auto racing.  His son David earned multiple track championships, including two at Stockton Speedway.  His nephew Doug Philpott raced Legends and Dwarf cars.  John Philpott's grandsons include Ryan, a track champion at Altamont Raceway in 2007, Justin, a champion at Stockton 99 Speedway in 2009 and 2014; and Matthew, a repeat ThorSport truck racing champion.
  • Sam Matthews - Publisher emeritus at the Tracy Press, is one of the founders of the Tracy Sports Hall of Fame, which was active in 1982 through 1990 and was resurrected in 2013.  He also was the sports editor of the Tracy Press for nine years between 1957 and 1966.
Full Tracy Press Article on the 2015 Inductees Here
Video segments of the 2014 Awards Banquet:

Each chapter is approximately 15 minutes long.

Chapter 1 - Intro, Gary Barlow, Brandon Dennington, John Gonzalez, and Thomas Hawkins

Chapter 2 - Albert Moreno, Don Nicholson, and Michael Oliveira

Chapter 3- Trevell Quinley and Greg Reed

2014 Banquet In The News:
Tracy Press Article 1
Tracy Press Article 2


You may view Past Inductees from 1982-1990 and 2014 here.

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A 2013 Tracy Press Article regarding the re-establishment of this organization can be read 


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