Phoenix Union's next HOF class announced

August 31, 2017 by Jose Garcia, AZPreps365

A 72-member induction class for a hall of fame?

That seems like a lot for just one class, but the Phoenix Union High School District and its district athletic director, Dr. Zach Munoz, have some catching up to do. The state's largest district and one of the nation's oldest is organizing just its third sports hall of fame ceremony. 

Several Arizona high school sports legends have dressed and coached for PUHSD's schools since the district was established 122 years ago. Dr. Munoz is in charge of selecting the hall of fame members, and he picked a stellar 2017 class.

He also booked a big venue, Talking Stick Arena, to host the Dec. 19 ceremony. The district also is running a hall of fame benefit golf tournament in September to help raise funds for the hall of fame ceremony. 

2017 PUHSD Hall of Fame Class


John Roth (Deceased)
Dr. Jim Rice
Steve Malovic (Deceased)

Chuck Faubion

Brad Anderson

Bob Breunig

Dave Ohton

Don Mabry


Pat Roesslar
Jesse Parker

(Former Camelback football coach Jesse Parker)
Randy Palmer
Ray Woolery
Mark Whipple

Carole Chevron Clark

Patti Iske Kimpler

Janet Wescott Shaler


Pete Tuccio (deceased)

Don Baniewicz
Ron Polk
Ernie Kulos

Howard Wharton

Nancy Funari


Ira J. O'neal (deceased)

George Diggs (deceased)
Hadie Redd (deceased)

Augustus Shaw (deceased)

Charles Christopher (deceased)

Leon Jordan


Howard Twitty

Eric Kruljac

Gary Rajsich

Joelyn Boone

Travis Holcombe

Pat McCormick

Bruce Nichols

Dave Rajsich 


Mike Welsh

Roland Campbell

Bill Wallace
Jay Wesley
Mike Villegas 


Osborn Shackleford

Wayne Kindall
Rob Babcock
Jack Housley

Ken Hansen 


Gil Blanco
Duff Lawrence
Rennie Crittenden
Steve Vaughn
John Hill
Catherine Wilkerson (deceased)

Bill Owsley
Gerhard Schreur 

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William Warner
Loren LaPrade (deceased)

Mike Barrick
Albert Neely
Reynaldo Rivera
Baldy Castillo (deceased) 


Rudy Sanchez

Larry Copeland

Dwayne Evans

Steve Jordan

Charles Tribble (deceased)

Trevor Browne

Jeff Connor 

John Quijada


George Roundtree

Terry Coyle 

Fred Nelson

Paula Noel