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By: | August 31, 2005
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February 16, 2001
Chuck Benedict Dominoes. Chain of events. One thing leads to another. Choose one. They all apply to our recent series of chats with men whose personal histories have included important tie-ins with the Glendale Community College Vaqueros' football program. St. Louis Rams assistant coach Jim Hanifan asked us to convey a warm greeting to Dr. Robert Haugh, former president of the college. Haugh, in turn, was high in his praise of many whom he had hired while at GCC, including Chuck Banker.
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February 9, 2001
Chuck Benedict St. Louis Rams offensive line coach Jim Hanifan was on the phone and his closing remark was, "If you see any of my Glendale friends, say hello, especially to Dr. Bob Haugh. He is one of the world's really great guys." We called Dr. Robert (Bob) Haugh to relay Hanifan's message. In return we heard an enthusiastic memory of sports at Glendale Community College from a man who helped shape the school's best football era. Now in retirement, Haugh was GCC's president from 1959 through 1967, after having served as president of Pasadena Jr. College.
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February 9, 2001
Chuck Benedict St. Louis Rams offensive line coach Jim Hanifan was on the phone and his closing remark was, "If you see any of my Glendale friends, say hello, especially to Dr. Bob Haugh. He is one of the world's really great guys." We called Dr. Robert (Bob) Haugh to relay Hanifan's message. In return we heard an enthusiastic memory of sports at Glendale Community College from a man who helped shape the school's best football era. Now in retirement, Haugh was GCC's president from 1959 through 1967, after having served as president of Pasadena Jr. College.
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By: Chris Yemma | August 24, 2005
Dave Cadigan is not your typical surfer. A former offensive lineman in the NFL, Cadigan does not fit the small- to medium-build prototype of most surfers. But when dealing with large waves, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound frame might not be all that bad. In dealing with surf boards, though, it can become pretty costly. Luckily for Cadigan, now 40, he took care of his NFL money, and along with his income from his real estate ventures, he lives a pretty comfortable life.
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By: ROGER CARLSON | August 16, 2005
Elevated to the head coaching job at Newport Harbor High in 1982 in an attempt to right a ship which had been on course to rival the Titanic's destination in a three-year spiral, veteran football coach Mike Giddings saw his first team lose its first two games. But in reality, it was but the setup for a breakthrough season. And in a critical Sea View League duel with Saddleback High's Roadrunners, he threw the dice with a two-point attempt, and lost -- but not really.
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By: ROGER CARLSON | September 6, 2005
Highs and lows are items most football coaches try to teach their players to avoid, because highs are generally followed by lows. For Mike Giddings, Newport Harbor High's walk-on football coach for four years (1982-85), he found one of his very best highs in the form of a 24-21 Sea View League victory over the Sailors' No. 1 league nemesis in that time frame, Saddleback High's Roadrunners. Saddleback won, 21-10, in '82. Harbor rolled, 21-0, in '83 and the two tied, 26-26, in '84. So it was the rubber match in '85 and the Sailors were underdogs to a standout Saddleback team that would go on to win the CIF Southern Section Central Conference championship.
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By: ROGER CARLSON | August 30, 2005
It was 1984 ... the year of the golf ball at Newport Harbor High where Coach Mike Giddings was leading his Sailors to the Sea View League football championship. The Tars would go unbeaten in Sea View League play and share a co-championship with Saddleback. They would rack up a 9-1-2 overall record and score 340 points, an average of 28 points per start. Yet it would be a golf ball that many in the Tars' camp remembered best. "We were on our 'Back 40,' " recalled the 71-year-old Giddings, reflecting on the third of his four years as the Sailors' football coach, "and I had a strict rule: There was to be no civilians, no one, on our practice field."
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By: ROGER CARLSON | September 6, 2005
Highs and lows are items most football coaches try to teach their players to avoid, because highs are generally followed by lows. For Mike Giddings, Newport Harbor High's walk-on football coach for four years (1982-85), he found one of his very best highs in the form of a 24-21 Sea View League victory over the Sailors' No. 1 league nemesis in that time frame, Saddleback High's Roadrunners. Saddleback won, 21-10, in '82. Harbor rolled, 21-0, in '83 and the two tied, 26-26, in '84. So it was the rubber match in '85 and the Sailors were underdogs to a standout Saddleback team that would go on to win the CIF Southern Section Central Conference championship.
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By: | August 31, 2005
Year Coach Record 1931--Ralph Reed 2-4 1932--Ralph Reed 0-6 1933--Ralph Reed 3-3-2 1934--Ralph Reed 5-5 1935--Ralph Reed 4-3-1 1936--Ralph Reed 3-3 1937--Ralph Reed 6-2-1 1938--Dick Spaulding 3-2-3 1939--Dick Spaulding 5-3 1940--Wendell Pickens 4-3-1 1941--Wendell Pickens 4-4-1 1942--Wendell Pickens 9-1 1943--Les Miller 2-4 1944--Les Miller 4-2-1 1945--Les Miller...
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By: Chris Yemma | August 24, 2005
Dave Cadigan is not your typical surfer. A former offensive lineman in the NFL, Cadigan does not fit the small- to medium-build prototype of most surfers. But when dealing with large waves, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound frame might not be all that bad. In dealing with surf boards, though, it can become pretty costly. Luckily for Cadigan, now 40, he took care of his NFL money, and along with his income from his real estate ventures, he lives a pretty comfortable life.
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By: ROGER CARLSON | August 16, 2005
Elevated to the head coaching job at Newport Harbor High in 1982 in an attempt to right a ship which had been on course to rival the Titanic's destination in a three-year spiral, veteran football coach Mike Giddings saw his first team lose its first two games. But in reality, it was but the setup for a breakthrough season. And in a critical Sea View League duel with Saddleback High's Roadrunners, he threw the dice with a two-point attempt, and lost -- but not really.
NEWS
June 1, 2001
Chuck Benedict In the mid-1930s, the late Bill Schroeder of Glendale became a national pioneer in sports Halls of Fame. Until that time, there had been just two prominent halls and neither one was associated with sports. One was the long standing New York University Hall of Fame. The other was the famous Statuary Hall, in the Capitol building in Washington. Each state was represented by statues of two of its prominent men of history. Schroeder, already the major domo in what later would become the famous Helms Athletic Foundation and Hall of Fame, conceived the idea for sports.
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February 9, 2001
Chuck Benedict St. Louis Rams offensive line coach Jim Hanifan was on the phone and his closing remark was, "If you see any of my Glendale friends, say hello, especially to Dr. Bob Haugh. He is one of the world's really great guys." We called Dr. Robert (Bob) Haugh to relay Hanifan's message. In return we heard an enthusiastic memory of sports at Glendale Community College from a man who helped shape the school's best football era. Now in retirement, Haugh was GCC's president from 1959 through 1967, after having served as president of Pasadena Jr. College.
NEWS
February 9, 2001
Chuck Benedict St. Louis Rams offensive line coach Jim Hanifan was on the phone and his closing remark was, "If you see any of my Glendale friends, say hello, especially to Dr. Bob Haugh. He is one of the world's really great guys." We called Dr. Robert (Bob) Haugh to relay Hanifan's message. In return we heard an enthusiastic memory of sports at Glendale Community College from a man who helped shape the school's best football era. Now in retirement, Haugh was GCC's president from 1959 through 1967, after having served as president of Pasadena Jr. College.
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