Eight former standout athletes and a legendary coach were inducted into the San Marcos High Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday night at the Carriage Museum.
The honored athletes were Brook Billings (volleyball and basketball), Kelly White (soccer), Pat Meaney (water polo, swimming), Mike Berg (golf), Dwayne Hauschild (volleyball), Many Bible (volleyball and basketball), the late John Craviotto (football, wrestling and baseball) and Lyndsay Pearson (track & field).
Bob Archer was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award for his many years of service at San Marcos.
Archer wore many hats at the school. He served as the Physical Education Department Chair of 13 years and Athletic Director for five years. His coaching career includes 32 years as an assitant football coach and two years as the vasity head coach, winning a Channel League championship along the way. He was also the head basketball, wrestling and track & field coach during his time with the Royals.
He was honored as a CIF Assistant Coach of the Year in 1991 and the Channel League Coach of the Year in 1998.
Archer served on many athletic professional development associations and remains a member of the San Marcos Alumni Board.
There were some special guests to support Archer during his induction into tthe Hall of Fame. They included football standouts Alex Mack, Bradlee Van Pelt, Justin Gillette and Chris Janeway.
Here is capsule look at the athlete inductees:
Brook Billings (Class of 1999), volleyball, basketball: All-CIF in basketball and volleyball; Channel League MVP in volleyball. He had 51 kills in four sets versus Dos Pueblos; ranked the top high school volleyball recruit in the country by Volleyball Magazine. A four-year starter at USC, where wa named national Freshman of the Year and an All American. Participated in the 2004 Olympics, 2003 World Cup and two Pan American Games with the U.S. Men’s National Team; played professionally all over the world for 14 years.
Kelly White (Class of 2006), soccer: Kelly led the team to the Channel League title and the school’s first CIF Championship in 2006. She was Channel League and CIF Most Valuable Player, and the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table High School Girls Soccer Athlete of the Year. She was inducted her into SBART Hall of Fame on Oct. 17. Kelly went on to start for four years at University of Hawaii-Hilo. She was first team all Pac-West Conference in 2007 and 2008. She was the team’s MVP and the Hilo’s all-time leader in assists.
Pat Meaney (Class of 1976), water polo, swimming: He played on back-to-back undefeated league water polo championships teams in 1974-75 and was first-team all-Channel League both years. He was the Channel League individual champion and All American in the 200 and 500 freestyle and a CIF Finalist in 1975. In college, he was a NCAA Division 1 water polo All-American at Pepperdine in 1978 and 1980. He was on the PCAA Championship team in 1978 and played in the NCAA Water Polo Final Four in 1977,78, 80. As a swimmer, he was a PCAA champion in the 400 free relay in 1979.
Mike Berg (Class of 1995), golf: Mike was an integral part of the San Marcos golf dynasty of the 1990s. His team won 70 Channel League matches in a row. He was Santa Barbara Junior Golf Champion twice, Channel League Individual Champion in 1995 and a CIF individual runner up. Mike won The Santa Barbara City Championship and played in the U.S. Amateur Open. He earned a full scholarship to USC and played there until he graduated in 2000.
Dwayne Hauschild (Class of 1988), volleyball: Success is synonymous with Dwayne’s name. As a player at San Marcos, he played under legendary coach Jon Lee and earned first-team all Channel League. honors. He went on to lead the Santa Barbara City College volleyball team to the State Finals and was named Athletic Round Table Volleyball Player of the Year. He went on to play at Long Beach State, and the team won the NCAA National Championship. Dwayne also was a triple-A beach volleyball player. He returned to San Marcos as an assistant to Jon Lee and went on to build the Dos Pueblos girls volleyball team to a CIF powerhouse. He returned to San Marcos and helped coach Erica Menzel Downing rebuild the program, winning several league championships. He along with Tina Brown took over the girls program and led it to more league championships. Dwayne is married to his wife Jenni, and their three children were successful San Marcos and college athletes, with daughter, Paige, winning a gold medal in water polo at the Toyko Olympics.
Mandy Bible (Class of 2003), basketball, volleyball: Mandy was a four-time all-Channel League first-team selection in basketball and volleyball and earned All-CIF honors in both sports. She was an Athletic Round Table Athlete of the Year. She led the basketball team to the CIF quarterfinals and the volleyball to the CIF championship. Mandy went on to star at St.Mary’s in Volleyball. She was an All-WCC selection in academics and athletics, and was twice honored as NCAA Player of the Week. She was also the St. Mary’s Athlete of the Year. She is in both the St.Mary’s and Western Coast Conference Halls of Fame. She was also inducted to The Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame. Mandy went on to play volleyball professionally in Austria and Slovenia before coming back to coach at St. Mary’s.
John Craviotto (Class of 1974), football, wrestling, baseball: John was the captain of the football team and was named first-team All CIF. He was also the captain of the Channel League-champion baseball team and was named first team All-Channel League. He went to SBCC, where he was the captain of the football team and was named first team all-WSC. He was also on the baseball team. He played baseball at UCSB for a year before transferring to Cal Lutheran University. At Cal Lutheran, he played both football and baseball. He was the football team captain and was named first-team all SCIAC in 1978 and 1979.
Lyndsay Pearson (Class of 2008), track & field: Lyndsay won the Channel League 300 hurdles four years in a row and holds the finals record in the event. She is the County record holder in the triple jump. She was twice honored as The Athletic Round Table Athlete of the Year. She was also the track team Most Valuable Athlete. Lindsay received a full scholarship to Oregon, where she qualified for the Pac-12 Championships all four years. She also qualified for the NCAA Western Regional. She was an All-Pac-12 Scholar Athlete all four years. She was also an outstanding basketball player.