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Castro Valley Sports Foundation

2022 Hall of Fame Banquet

Athletes and coaches representing 10 different sports, plus a thoroughbred horse trainer and a media celebrity, make up the 2020 Castro Valley Sports Hall of Fame class.

Former Laney and Chabot College baseball coach Don Christiansen, current Castro Valley High track and field coach Dooney Jones and Castro Valley Track Club founder and coach Jim Phillips represent the coaching fraternity in the latest class of 16.

Athletes include soccer star Miranda Nild, swimming standout Carson Sand, team handball Olympian Steve Goss, tennis professional Jamie Pawid Haas, basketball phenom Denise Noleroth Bunger, track and cross country stalwart Calvin Gaziano, golf champion Matt Kern, football running back John Willits, All-American distance runner Ayla Granados, all-around athlete Amanda Medrano and the late cross country and track standout Jack Welch.

Rounding out the star-studded class are veteran thoroughbred trainer Bob Hess, Sr., and well-known print and broadcast journalist Monte Poole.

Nominations for the Hall of Fame were solicited from the public and a seven-person committee appointed by the Castro Valley Sports Foundation has met regularly for the past eight months as part of the selection process.

The latest Hall of Fame class will be inducted on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at a banquet ceremony at the event center at Redwood Canyon. For tickets, please contact Ted Riche at [email protected].

The Castro Valley Sports Hall of Fame has inducted a new class every two years since 2010. Plaques recognizing the previous Hall of Fame inductees are on display at Knudsenā€™s Ice Creamery on Castro Valley Blvd.

Banquet & Induction Ceremonies

  • Date: Sunday, 10 April 2022
  • Location: Redwood Canyon Golf Course (formally known as Will Park), 17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546
  • Cost: $95.00 per person


  • 5pm: Check-in / Social Hour
  • 6pm: Dinner
  • 7:15pm: Ceremonies

Contact: Ted Riche @ [email protected] for tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

2022 Sponsors

$1000 Level (Gold)

Bob and Pat Duey

Frank Mellon, Director, East Bay MUD

Craig Ragg, Craig Ragg Realty

Castro Valley Rotary

Lowell and Georgie Hickey

Bruce D. and Linda Lee Johnson

Jason Mass Family

Redwood Christian Schools, Dr. Al Hearne, Superintendent

$500 Level (Silver)

Frank Mellon, Director, East Bay MUD

Craig Ragg, Craig Ragg Realty

Castro Valley Rotary

$250 Level (Bronze)

Nate Miley, Alameda County Supervisor

Jim and Katelyn Phillips of Phillips Law

Mark Poniatowski, Poniatowski Leding Parikh Law Corp

Ted and Marla Riche, CVSF Board and Member of Municipal Advisory Council (MAC)

Randy Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt

Castro Valley Soccer Club