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Catalog Number 2009.030.033
Description Plaque commemorating Willy Cahill being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 25, 1995. Plaque includes image of Cahill and a brief biography: "Willy Cahill has made a career out of judo, a sporting discipline alien to many Americans. Cahill, a South San Francisco High alum, has been teaching and coaching judo for the better part of four decades on the Peninsula. An acclaimed judo master, Cahill's pupils have captured nearly 700 national and international titles since 1963. A former judo coach at Stanford, Cahill was the U.S.Olympic judo mentor in 1988. He also coached the U.S. national judo team from 1980 to 1990. Cahill became a youth champion at the age of 16 in the North County. As a coach, his San Bruno judo academy won nine straight California championships in the 1970's. One of Cahill's students, Corrinne Shigemoto, has been named a U.S. Olympic judo coach."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Willy Cahill Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 25, 1995
Species Plaque
Inscription Text "Alpine's specially hand-crafted hand-rubbed wood plaques offer you a quality product for rock bottom prices / Alpine / Awards / Inc." (black, green and white sticker on back complete with locations and addresses)

"Circled 1 , B" (handwritten in pencil on white sticker affixed to back)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
South San Francisco High
U.S. Olympics
Cahill, Willy
Subjects Sports
People Cahill, Willy