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Catalog Number 2016.010.005
Description Randy Metheany Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2016. Plaque commemorating Randy Metheany of Hillsdale High School being inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 8, 2016. The plaque is printed on silver-colored metal with a 3" x 2.5" photograph mounted to the upper right hand corner. Metal and photograph are mounted beneath acrylic with gold-colored decorative brads onto an mdf wooden base covered in a dark woodgrain vinyl laminate. Top left corner has the 2016 Peninsula Hall of Fame logo which consists of a blue ribbon that reads "20 Peninsula Sports 16" across the base of a green trophy whose base reads, "HALL / OF / FAME" with arcs of 7 blue stars on either side. Color image of Metheany depicts him on a field wearing a light blue jacket with dark blue long sleeves and a black hat with an "H." His right hand is raised and he is wearing sunglasses. A brief biography is also on the front, "Loyalty is Randy Mtheany's middle name. There are few, indeed, who have given so much to one San Mateo County high school as an athlete, coach and mentor. A graduate of Hillsdale High School in 1974, Randy has coached there for nearly three-and-a-half decades. His successful coaching tenures with the boys' basketball and girls' softball programs are a testament to his devotion, persistence and expertise. Randy's records are stellar. His softball teams have won 484 games, 12 PAL championships, and three Central Coast Section titles through 2015. Randy's 1990 Hillsdale softball team was ranked No.1 in California by USA Today. His varsity basketball teams captured nearly 90 victories and made five post-season playoff appearances." The back of the plaque has an oval sticker with the logo and contact information for Spotlight Impressions, the manufacturer of the plaque.
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Randy Metheany Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2016
Date June 8, 2016
Creator Spotlight Impressions (San Mateo)
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "spotlight impressions / your source for name badges, signs and awards / 147 South B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 / (650) 348-5520 phone (650) 348-2974 fax / /" (silver colored oval-shaped sticker with black text on back); "RANDY METHEANY / HILLSDALE HIGH SCHOOL / Inducted June 8, 2016 / … / SPONSORED BY / San Mateo County / Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau / PLATINUM SPONSOR / First National Bank" (printed on front)
Provenance Sponsored by the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau; platinum sponsor is the First National Bank.
Notes "Glenn Reeves: Family affair at Hillsdale High
Glenn Reeves
San Mateo County Times
POSTED: 04/02/2009 02:02:33 PM PDT | UPDATED: 7 YEARS AGO

TWO YEARS AGO, Randy Metheany retired as Hillsdale High School boys basketball coach. He had coached at the school since he was 22.

In his mid-50s, he felt it was time to turn it over to Brett Stevenson, his younger, more energetic disciple.

It turned out to be a short retirement. Hillsdale came calling, and Metheany was there to answer.

Hillsdale athletic director Brad Zucker told Metheany he needed a softball coach, and time was running out, his back was against the wall. So Metheany has returned to the school he loves, coaching softball.

"It's kind of ironic," Metheany said. "I never thought I'd coach softball again, but I'm having a lot of fun."

Once again, Metheany is grooming his successors.

"I'm just going to fill in for a few years until Maureen Brady and Michelle Driscoll are ready to take over,'' Metheany said. "I want to give it to them, let them take it and run.''

You see, it's all a family affair at Hillsdale.

Metheany grew up in the neighborhood..."
[ 6/6/2016]
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1.875 inches
Search Terms Awards
Hillsdale High School
Metheany, Randy
Subjects Awards
Basketball coaches
Coaching (Athletics)
People Metheany, Randy