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Catalog Number 2009.030.079
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Bill Gray of Oceana High School and Terra Nova High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 19, 2008. Plaque includes image of Gray and a brief biography: "It would not be a hyperbole to state that Bill Gray has become a Pacifica sports institution. No wonder. He has been coaching in the town for 35 years. His wrestling and football teams at Oceana captured a total of six Central Coast Section championships. Several of his wrestling teams were among the finest in the state. At the peak of its popularity, one-third of Oceana's male students tried out for the wrestling program. Gray's football squads at Terra Nova are annually among the best in CCS."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Bill Gray Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 19, 2008
Inscription Text "Alpine / Awards / & Imprinted Sportswear, Inc. / Foster City Union City Concord..." (medium-size rectangular green and gold sticker, back top center.)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Oceana High School
Terra Nova High School
Gray, Bill
Subjects Sports
Coaching (Athletics)
People Gray, Bill