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Sequoia High grads among CSM Hall of Fame Inductees

Rich Donner and Steve Hamann are among the 16 former College of San Mateo athletes who will be inducted into the CSM Hall of Fame on Sept. 14.

Sequoia High School grads Rich Donner and Steve Hamann are among the 16 former College of San Mateo athletes who will be inducted into the CSM Hall of Fame on Sept. 14.

Donner, one of the top swimming and water polo coaches in the area, established both programs when CSM opened.

Hamann, regarded as one of the best water polo goalies to ever play the sport, was an Olympian for the United States in 1980, the year of the boycott.

Hamann remains one of the top instructors of the game.

They will be joined by football coaches Steve Shafer and Jack Thur, who attended Jefferson High in Daly City, track coaches Mike Lewis, Berny Wagner, who also coached at San Mateo High, and Oliver "Tex" Byrd.

Athletes honored include Menlo-Atherton grad Greg Buckingham, Serra High grads Tom Scott and Norm Angelini, Hillsdale High grads Ed Kertel and Cindy Galarza, Aragon grad Stacy Bergstedt, San Mateo grad Jeff Fishback, Half Moon Bay grad Chris Diehl and Frank Pignataro.

CSM’s second Hall of Fame weekend features a Friday afternoon Hall of Fame Plaza ceremony, followed by a cocktail reception and dinner at the College Center.

The celebration continues with the Hall of Fame football game on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. against Diablo Valley and include special halftime ceremonies.

Additional information will be available on the school's website.

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