17 Trojans inducted into L.A. High School Sports Hall of Fame
Feb. 4, 2010
Seventeen former Trojans have been inducted into the 55-member inaugural 2010 class of the Los Angeles High School Sports Hall of Fame.
The 17 Trojans either competed or coached at USC or attended the university at some point after prepping at a Los Angeles City Section high school.
The Trojan inductees are (with high school), listed alphabetically:
Lee Barnes, track and field (Hollywood HS)
Jack Beckner, gymnastics (Franklin HS)
Ricky Bell, football (Fremont HS)
Cynthia Cooper, basketball (Locke HS)
Lillian Copeland, track and field (Los Angeles HS)
Sheila Cornell-Douty, softball (Taft HS)
Rod Dedeaux, coach (Hollywood HS)
Charles Dumas, contributor (Jefferson HS)
Harry Edelson, coach (Jefferson HS)
Bob Falkenburg, tennis (Fairfax HS)
John Ferraro, contributor (Bell HS)
Mike Garrett, football (Roosevelt HS)
Alex Hannum, coach (Hamilton HS)
Sammy Lee, aquatics (Franklin HS)
Mel Patton, track and field (University HS)
Makoto Sakamoto, gymnastics (Los Angeles HS)
Tex Winter, coach (Huntington Park HS)
To be considered for induction, a candidate must be at least 35 years old and a graduate of an L.A. City high school. High school, collegiate and professional achievements were considered by a selection committee comprising L.A. Unified School District administrators and experts in sports history.
An induction ceremony is planned for early next year. A permanent exhibit is being planned.
A new class will be inducted every 2 years.