Group photo below from the 2016 Pima County Sports Hall of Fame Press Conference on August 5th at the Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park.
BACK ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Steve McLaughlin, Will Kreamer, Delano Price, Thomas Ortiz, Roxanne Taylor, Rich Utter, Lewis Cook
FRONT ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Phil Evans, Mrs. Johnson, Tim Berrier, Cleo Robinson, Phil Evans
The 2016 inductees include: Tim Berrier, Lewis Cook, Coleen Lanne Cox, Bill Dawson, Jack Donovan, Phil Evans, Vance Johnson, Will Kreamer, Steve McLaughlin, Dave Mills, Thomas Ortiz, Mark Polich, Cleo Robinson, Roxanne Taylor, and Rich Utter.
Dean Metz, who was voted into the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame in 1998, died on Monday July 1, 2013. Of the 320 members in the PCSHF, he is one of the few members who went in the hall as an athlete (basketball), coach (baseball--men’s & women’s basketball) and official (basketball & football).
"He is a legend among legends in Pima County sports history," said PCSHF president John Gleeson.
From the Arizona Daily Star July 2, 2013:
Metz, former ref and CDO baseball coach, dies at 78
Dean Metz, a UA basketball letterman in 1955 and 1956 who coached Canyon del Oro High to the 1976 and 1978 state championship baseball games, died Monday in Tucson. He was 78.
Metz, who graduated from Amphitheater High, was a football and basketball referee in high school, junior college and in the Western Athletic Conference for many years. He worked UA football and basketball games as timekeeper and statistician since the 1980s.
He was part of the first faculty at CDO, in 1963, and coached the Dorado’s baseball team for 16 years.
The Pima County Sports Hall of Fame held a press conference on July 11th to announce the 2012 class of inductees. PCSHF President, John Gleeson, introduced Pat Darcy who interviewed each of the inductees or their representatives. Excerpts from each interview are included on two videos below:
In the Fiesta Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Palo Verde
Honoroing the class of 2011:
Jim Ferguson, Jr.
Arnold "Chappo" Riesgo
The Pima County Sports Hall of Fame held a press conference on June 15 to announce the 2011 class of inductees. PCSHF President, John Gleeson, introduced Pat Darcy who interviewed each of the inductees or their representatives. Excerpts from each interview are included on two videos below:
- President John Gleeson wants to thank everyone who supported this year's Rodeo Fundraiser. Enough money was raised to finish our re-modeling project in the back room of our museum which is located in downtown Tucson in the the La Placita Village, Suite 6120, at Church & Broadway.
- Seven Hall of Famer's rode on the PCSHF'S Rodeo float on February 25, 2010. They were: Bob Hart (1994), Bill Roemer (2008), Pat Darcy (1995), Marc Janis (2009), Jerry Tolle (2007), Donnie Moore (1997) and John Gleeson (1997).
The Pima County Sports Hall of Fame was featured on "Tucson Treasures" hosted Gina Trunzo on KMSB-TV Channel 11. The program originally aired on December 12, 2009. Click the link below to view the program: