Tara VanDerveer

Tara VanDerveer

The consummate teacher, yet always a student of the game, Tara VanDerveer has amassed one of the greatest careers in the history of college athletics. One of a handful of NCAA basketball coaches with more than 1,000 career wins, the legendary Stanford women’s...read more
Keena Turner

Keena Turner

Keena Turner exemplified the 49ers’ dominance in the National Football League throughout the 1980s. He was a versatile, game-changing linebacker throughout his 11-year professional career. His impact was also felt off the field with the integrity, class and commitment...read more
Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd

Forged under the fiery tough-love tutelage of local point guard legend Gary Payton, Jason Kidd’s hall of fame basketball career began in Oakland under perhaps more scrutiny than any other prep star had ever seen up to that point. In the late eighties and early...read more
Brad Gilbert

Brad Gilbert

Brad Gilbert’s wide-ranging success is unique in the history of tennis: Top 10 ATP player including a career high #4 ranking; elite coach of grand slam champions; author of the international best-seller Winning Ugly; and popular commentator on ESPN. In 1994 Gilbert...read more
Dave Dravecky

Dave Dravecky

Dave Dravecky’s ultimate victory transcended all others, for it was a triumph of heart. During 1988, his seventh big league season, Dravecky learned that he had a Desmoid tumor in his left arm, requiring surgical removal of half of the deltoid muscle. Dravecky resumed...read more
John McVay

John McVay

One of John McVay’s first assignments upon joining the San Francisco 49ers in 1979 was finding Bill Walsh, a quarterback. The search ended in the draft’s third round with a skinny Notre Dame passer named Joe Montana. “We couldn’t understand why he was still there in...read more