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April 30, 2013

MEN’S BASKETBALL TO INDUCT SIX MORE ALUMS INTO ITS COACHES CIRCLE ON OCT. 30

Online registration for the event

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Six alums who went on to careers in coaching local basketball teams at the prep and/or collegiate levels will be inducted into the Sacramento State Men's Basketball Coaches' Circle.

The event, which is tabbed the 2013 Men's Basketball Coaches' Circle Induction and Tip-Off Dinner, will take place at the Alumni Center on the south end of campus on Wednesday, Oct. 30, with the reception at 5:30 p.m., and dinner at 6 p.m. Online registration for the event is now available by clicking here.

This year will mark the second round of inductees into the Coaches' Circle, and will honor area coaches that graduated from Sacramento State between 1965-1972 while last year's class honored coaches that graduated from the University between 1950-1965. More recent area coaches with Sacramento State ties will be inducted into the Coaches' Circle in future years.

In addition, as part of the festivities on Oct. 30, head coach Brian Katz will introduce every member of this year's Hornet squad and preview the 2013-14 season.

This year's inductees will include alums Joe Belcastro ('65), Harvey Tahara ('67), Terry Battenberg ('68), Jim "Spider" Thomas ('69), Stan Harms ('69) and Manny Tequida ('72). Five of the inductees completed their undergraduate work at Sacramento State with degrees in physical education while Harms earned his master's degree from the University in mechanical engineering.

Of the six alums, two played collegiately at Sacramento State, comprised of Battenberg (1966-67) and Thomas (1963-65).

The group has combined to coach basketball for nearly 200 years.

For a look at last year's 10 inductees into the Coaches' Circle, click here.

THIS YEAR'S INDUCTEES (alphabetical order)

TERRY BATTENBERG (graduated in 1968, physical education)
Jesuit High School - Head JV Coach - 1967-68
Jesuit High School - Head Varsity Coach - 1968-71
Oregon State - Assistant Coach - 1971-72
Montana Tech - Head Coach - 1972-76
El Dorado High School - Head Varsity Coach - 1976-80
American River College - Assistant Coach - 1980-83
American River College - Head Coach - 1983-84
Ponderosa High School - Head Varsity Coach - 1988-94, 1995-96
Union Mine High School - Head JV Coach - 1999-00
Union Mine High School - Head Varsity Coach - 2000-07
Sacramento State - Assistant Coach - 2008-09
Capital Christian High School - Head Varsity Coach - 2011-12

JOE BELCASTRO (graduated in 1965, physical education)

Rio Americano High School - Head Sophomore Boys Coach - 1966-67
Rio Americano High School - Head JV Boys Coach - 1967-78
Rio Americano High School - Head Varsity Girls Coach - 1978-83
Mira Loma High School - Head Varsity Boys Coach - 1983-93

STAN HARMS (received his master's in mechanical engineering in 1969)

Folsom High School - Head JV Coach - 1978-82
Folsom High School - Head Varsity Coach - 1983-95

HARVEY TAHARA (graduated in 1967, physical education)
Immaculate Conception School - Head 8th Grade Boys Coach - 1965-67
Peter Lassen Junior High School - Head 9th Grade Boys Coach - 1968-71
C.K. McClatchy High School - Head JV Boys Coach - 1971-78
Sacramento City College - Assistant Men's Coach - 1978-79
C.K. McClatchy High School - Head Varsity Boys Coach - 1979-94, 1995-96
C.K. McClatchy High School - Head Freshman Girls Coach - 1996-97
C.K. McClatchy High School - Head Varsity Girls Coach - 1994-95, 2001-11

MANNY TEQUIDA (graduated in 1972, physical education)

Jesuit High School - Head JV Coach - 1972-74
Sacramento High School - Head Varsity Coach - 1974-81
Sacramento State - Assistant Coach - 1981-84
Sacramento High School - Head Varsity Coach - 1984-85

JIM "SPIDER" THOMAS (graduated in 1969, physical education)
James Marshall High School (now called River City High School) - Head Varsity Coach - 1972-78
Kennedy High School - Head Varsity Coach - 1979-95

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