Tuesday Jan 20 2009
Pucci To Be Inducted Into Sierra College Hall of Fame
By: MIke Ray Gold Country News Services
Colfax Hoop Coach Played on Wolverines' GVC Title Team
Colfax High varsity basketball coach Ron Pucci has been selected has one of the 2009 inductees who will enter the Sierra College Wolverine Athletic Association Hall of Fame in ceremonies slated for next month. Pucci, a longtime successful basketball coach, teacher and counselor at Colfax High, played basketball at Sierra College from 1967 to 1969 under legendary coach George Goto. Pucci was part of Sierra College’s 1967-68 team that captured the Golden Valley Conference championship. During a 35-year coaching career that has followed at Colfax High, Pucci’s teams have produced over 500 wins including nearly 350 at the varsity level, won numerous league and section championships and qualified for the CIF NorCal Regionals five times. Also slated to be inducted along with Pucci are former Bear River High girls basketball standout Kylee Keroher , athlete, woman’s basketball; former North Tahoe graduate Shawn Price who later played in the National Football League, athlete, football; Reginald E. “Reg” Smart of Truckee, Community Contributor/Trustee; Don C. Edgar, Coach –Athletic Director; the 1999 Sierra College women’s water polo team and the 1976 Sierra College Wrestling team. The 2009 inductees will be introduced on Friday, February 6, at a Reception held in the Fireside Room located in the Sierra College Campus center starting at 4:30 p.m. This Reception will be followed by a formal introduction that will be made between the Women’s and Men’s basketball games at the gymnasium on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus. The games begin at: 6:00 p.m. The formal induction ceremony and luncheon will be held at the Sierra College Rocklin Campus Center on Saturday, February 7, beginning at 11:30 a.m. with the luncheon being served at noon and induction ceremony to follow. The cost to attend will be $45.00 per person. Person wishing to attend the luncheon can prepay for your reservations by making checks payable to Sierra College Wolverine Athletic Association (Sierra College WAA) and mail to Sierra College PE/Athletics Department, 5000 Rocklin Road Rocklin, CA 95677. To make reservations, or for more information, call the Sierra College Physical Education/Athletics Division Office at (916) 660-8100.