Seven Alumni inducted to hall of fame

The BHS Alumni Association inducted seven new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 3, the morning before the Little Big Game,

 Principal Paul Belzer stands with his nominee, Coach Phillip De Rosa.

Principal Paul Belzer stands with his nominee, Coach Phillip De Rosa.

Philip De Rosa taught at BHS for 35 years, retiring in 2015. He continues to coach girls soccer and has done so for the last 20 years, receiving Peninsula Athletic League Coach of the Year award multiple times.

Ted Sibley taught driving and special education but was known for coaching the wrestling and football teams. During his first year coaching football, Sibley recruited students to bring the team from 20 players to 62. The team became the first undefeated Burlingame football team and it won the league championship in 1965.

Michelle Stein graduated in 1988 and is a second-generation Hall of Fame inductee. At Burlingame, Stein played a variety of sports, including basketball, volleyball, track and softball. Additionally, she was awarded Burlingame High School’s Athlete of the Year as well as San Mateo Times’ Athlete of the Week.

Brian O’Connor graduated in 1992 and played basketball and baseball at Burlingame. He was the member of two championship-winning baseball teams. He was awarded MVP on his basketball team during his senior year and continued to play at Cañada College and University of California, Davis.

K.C. Graham Nelson graduated in 1996 and played varsity soccer, varsity volleyball and varsity softball for three years. She was the captain of the varsity volleyball team and was awarded Female Athlete of the Year in 1995 and 1996. She attended University of California, Berkeley, where she played club softball and volleyball.

Tyler “Stats” Jamieson has been the announcer for the varsity basketball team for 20 years. In addition to announcing games, Jamieson provides between-inning music and walk-up music for baseball players. Additionally, Jamieson gives out his own “Tyler Jamieson Awards” at the end of each baseball season.

Greg Houts graduated in 1972 and was known for playing the middle linebacker position in football. He continued to play football at the College of San Mateo and received a football scholarship to play for the University of Utah. He later became a special education teacher and was awarded the 1986 Teacher of the Year award. Sadly, he passed away that year in a car crash, so the Alumni Association gave his plaque to his wife.

Posted on November 20, 2018 .