1994

Bruce Jenner
Bruce Jenner
Bruce Jenner lived in San Jose, where he trained at the San Jose Community College Track. In 1975, he established a world record of 8,524 points in an international meet at Oregon University's Hayward Field. He was a gold medal winner in 1976 at Montreal, with a world record score of 8,634 points. Jenner won the Sullivan Award and Associated Press Athlete of the Year Award in 1976. He was selected for the Olympic Hall of Fame in 1986.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.
Plaque location: San Jose City College
Edward P. "Slip" Madigan
Slip Madigan
A center at Notre Dame under Knute Rockne, Slip Madigan became a legend coaching St. Mary’s College football from 1921 to 1939. His flamboyant, charismatic nature combined with football savvy brought the small college into national prominence with a 116-45-12 record against major teams. He was popularized Sunday college football at Kezar Stadium. Madigan died in 1966 and entered into the National Football Hall of Fame in 1974.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.
Plaque location: Saint Mary's College
Bill Rigney
Bill Rigney
A native of Alameda, where he starred for the family-sponsored, semi-pro Rigney Tile Nine, Bill Rigney later played for the Pacific Coast League Oakland Oaks. He joined the New York Giants in 1946, where he played as an infielder for eight years, with a fielding record of .965. He spent 18 years as a major league manager for the New York-San Francisco Giants, Angels and Twins and was named manager of the year with the expansion team Angels in 1962.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.
Plaque location: Oakland Coliseum
Bill Walsh
Bill Walsh
A graduate of Hayward High School and San Jose State, Bill Walsh had a career that carried him from the head-coaching job at Fremont’s Washington High School to roles as assistant coach at the University of California, Stanford, the Oakland Raiders, the Cincinnati Bengals and the San Diego Chargers. He was appointed head coach of the San Francisco 49ers in 1979, after having served as Stanford’s head coach in 1977-78. Winner of three post-season bowl games at Stanford and three Super Bowls with the 49ers, he was named NFL Coach of the Decade in 1980. He returned to Stanford as Head Coach in 1992 and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.
Plaque location: Stanford University
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