Top Athletes Enshrined in Eagle Rock High School Hall of Fame Many of
Many of Eagle Rock's greatest athletes return to be honored at their alma mater.
By Henk Friezer
Hall of Fame President Gale Fullerton, center, with two legends: coach Jim Mora and Bob Jones (S 62).
Two renowned sport figures pose together: Jim Mora, former Oxy coach, left, with Bob Jones (S-62), who is widely recognized as the greatest all-round athlete the school ever produced. He still holds records at ER. He later played for Mora at Oxy.
Dennis Chinn relates his career to his peers.
Joe Conte's son, Joe Conte III, accepted a posthumous award for his father, who died in June 2012. A great athlete at Eagle Rock High and at USC, Joe later became a top sports official.
Track great Bob Johnson reminisces his achievements.
ERHS Alumni President Eric Warren addresses the crowd.
Dennis Chinn gives credit to host Gale Fullerton (green shirt, front row) for helping him become a superstar during his high school days.
Dennis Chinn thanks event chair Gale Fullerton for his induction into the Hall of Fame.
Chinn poses with his former Oxy and NFL coach Jim Mora.
Former great athletes at ERHS pose for Patch photo with inductee Dennis Chinn. Left to right: Tom Pocklington, John Black, Dennis Chinn, Jerry Herling, and Bob Jones.
Alumni president Eric Warren chats with coaching legend Jim Mora.
Former football players, left to right: Tom Pocklington, Bill Johnson, Jerry Herling, Dick Herling, and Jim Rossi.
Legendary sports figures from years past gathered on the Eagle Rock High School campus Friday night in a memorable ceremony where four of their peers were inducted into the celebrated ERHS Hall Of Fame.
After a brief welcome by ERHS alumni president Eric Warren and Principal Salvador Velasco, Hall of Fame President Gale Fullerton (S-62) kicked things off by introducing those on hand. Inductees this year included: Joe Conte (W-51), who died this past June and was recognized posthumously.
Former track great Bob Johnson (S-58), one of the greatest track athletes ever at the school, who went on to a great career at Oregon State, where he became one of the nation's premier runners, even setting a world record.
Dennis Chinn (S-62), an all-city football player and shot putter who went on to become a first team all-American player at Occidental College and was instruced by legendary Oxy and NFL coach Jim Mora.
Andy Rivera (97), who excelled in volleyball. Numerous former inductees and prominent alumni attended the event, many of whom still reside locally.