L.A. Valley College adds nine to athletic Hall of Fame


Nine more former Los Angeles Valley College athletes, coaches and administrators will be induced as the sixth class of the athletic Hall of Fame in a June 30 ceremony.

Making up the class of 2012:

== Jim Arellanes, an All-American quarterback with the Monarchs in 1994 (who went onto Fresno State and the Seattle Seahawks);

== Distance runner David Babiracki, who set national JC records in the three mile and 10,000 meters in the early 1970s;

== Diana Hoffman, a women’s volleyball and basketball star in the early 1960s who went on to the U.S. national team and coached at Cal Lutheran and Cal State Northridge;

== Pole vaulter Tim Knappen, who won the state title in 1970 and holds the school record in the decathlon that stands today;

== Basketball player Jim Malkin, a first-team All-Metro player who went to Cal State Northridge (when it was called San Fernando Valley State) and is in their Hall of Fame;

== Trung Nguyen, the LAVC football equipment manager from 1991-2011;

== Terrell Ray, who starred as a wide receiver from 1964-65 before going to USC and the NFL’s Falcons, Packers and Redskins;

== Rock Richmond, a defensive back and punt returner in ’76-’77 named to the J.C.Gridwire All-1970s Decade team before moving onto the University of Oregon and Pittsburgh Steelers;

== Mike Wiley, who coached the swim team at Valley for 18 years and won nine conference dual-meet championships and the 1970 state championship.

Previous inductees include football stars Don Shinnick, basketball player Jack Hirsch, Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Don McKenzie, baseball player Doug Baker and football coach Jim Fenwick.

For more information: www.lavc.edu.

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