Museum Homepage

The San Mateo County Historical Association
Online Collections Database

The mission of the San Mateo County Historical Association is to inspire wonder and discovery
of the cultural and natural history of San Mateo County.

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Catalog Number 2009.030.004
Description Plaque commemorating Bob Anderson of Sequoia High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 5, 2001. Plaque includes image of Anderson and a brief biography: "Beginning in 1950, Bob Anderson spent decades coaching just about everything at Sequoia High School in Redwood City. But one sport was his favorite: Boxing. A fighter himself, he won the Fleet Championship as a U.S. Navy man at 147 pounds. At San Jose State, he fought for the NCAA boxing championship. At Sequoia, he nurtured his father's "Boy's Night" boxing event until 1976 when it was ended. It is estimated that 4,000 Sequoia boys learned the art of self-defense in that program."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Bob Anderson Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 5, 2001
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
San Mateo County Times
Sequioa High School
Redwood City
Navy
Anderson, Bob
Subjects Sports
Awards
Boxers (Sports)
Coaching (Athletics)
People Anderson, Bob