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Catalog Number 2009.030.041
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Mike Ciardella of Sacred Heart Prep who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 22, 1997. Plaque includes image of Ciardella and a brief biography: "Mike Ciardella, who was raised in Daly City, took over the girls' basketball program at Sacred Heart Prep in 1992 after two seasons at Mercy High in Burlingame. Almost immediately, the tiny Atherton Catholic school found itself in the state spotlight. From 1992 to 1996, the Gator girls rang up a staggering overall 168-13 record. They won five consecutive Central Coast Section championships and four straight California state titles. Those teams won a Northern California record 80 consecutive games during one memorable stretch."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Mike Ciardella Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 22, 1997
Inscription Text "Handcrafted / with pride by / Alpine Awards, Inc. / 6 locations to better serve you! / Sunnyvale..." (medium rectangular black and gold sticker, back center)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Daly City
Central Coast Section (Athletic League division)
Ciardella, Mike
Subjects Sports
Basketball coaches
Coaching (Athletics)
People Ciardella, Mike