Mt. San Jacinto College has a host of fun family activities lined up on Oct. 30 to celebrate Homecoming and honor MSJC’s athletic heroes.
The fun starts at 10 a.m. with a Tailgate BBQ at the San Jacinto Campus. The Tailgate is free and open to the public. Hot dogs, nachos and sodas will be available for $1 each. Visitors can enjoy DJ music, participate in games and have a chance to win prizes.
The Tailgate celebration kicks off the Homecoming football game, which starts at 1 p.m. at the Carl Quandt stadium on the San Jacinto campus. The MSJC Eagles will host Compton.
After the game, the MSJC Eagle Athletic Club will hold its inaugural Hall of Fame Induction dinner and ceremony. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Country Club at Soboba Springs.
2010 Hall of Fame inductees are:
John Chambers— Coach Chambers spent 33 seasons as a community college head coach, 31 of those at MSJC.
John recorded 703 victories in that time and retired in 2003 as the winning-est coach in California Community College history. He was named conference coach of the year 13 times and in 1998 was the state coach of the year. John is already enshrined in the CCCBCA State Hall of Fame.
Robert Stangel— Coach Stangel’s coaching career at MSJC ran from 1974 to 1999. During Stangel’s tenure the Eagles won 154 games which makes him the school’s all time leader in that category. Stangel was named the conference coach of the year 7 times and Region Coach of the Year three times. In 1998 he was named the CCCFCA State Coach of the Year. Bob is already a member of the State Football Coaches Hall of Fame.
Alvin Walton— Alvin was a standout strong safety for the Eagles in 1982 and 1983. Alvin was twice named first team all conference and in his sophomore season also recognized as All State and All American. Alvin went on to become a two year starter at Kansas University where as a senior he earned 2nd team All Big 8 honors. Following the 1986 season Alvin was drafted in the third round by the NFL’s Washington Redskins. Alvin played six seasons with the Redskins including 1988 when he was a starter on the team that won Superbowl XXII. Alvin completed his playing career in the CFL where he helped the Baltimore Stallions win the Grey Cup.
MSJC Football Games cost $8 for adults; $5 High School and Jr. High Students with ASB cards; $5 Elementary Students; Free for students with MSJC ASB cards or for children under the age of 5.
The Hall of Fame dinner (dressy attire) costs $75 per person and reservations are required. For more information and to order tickets online visit: www.msjc.edu/foundation and click on the Hall of Fame icon.
MSJC Homecoming Schedule
Saturday, Oct. 30
San Jacinto Campus, 1499 N. State St.
San Jacinto, CA 92583
10 a.m.: MSJC Tailgate BBQ
in parking lot near the Carl Quandt Stadium on Community College Drive at Eagle Drive.
1 p.m.: Homecoming football game – MSJC Eagles vs. Compton
Carl Quandt Stadium on Community College Drive at Eagle Drive.
7 p.m.: 2010 MSJC Hall of Fame dinner and ceremony
Country Club at Soboba Springs
1020 Soboba Road * San Jacinto
5:30 p.m. Check-in & No-Host Bar
7:00 p.m. Dinner & Induction Ceremony
For more information, visit www.msjc.edu or call: 951-639-5320 for Tailgate; 951-487-3591 for Homecoming Game; or 951-487-3170 for Hall of Fame.