BRIAN, McCARTHY, OPP & PINKERTON TO BE INDUCTED INTO COACHES CIRCLE

BRIAN, McCARTHY, OPP & PINKERTON TO BE INDUCTED INTO COACHES CIRCLE

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Sacramento State Coaches' Circle

Sacramento State Men's Basketball Hall of Fame

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Four alums that went on to successful careers in coaching 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 the eighth annual Men's Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Banquet, will take place at the Alumni Center on the south end of campus on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The social part of the evening begins at 5:30 p.m., and the event will begin a little after 6:00 p.m. To register online for the event, please click here.

The upcoming class will mark the fourth round of inductees into the Coaches' Circle, and will honor coaches that graduated from Sacramento State.

In addition, as part of the festivities, head coach Brian Katz will introduce every member of the 2015-16 Hornet squad and preview the season.

This year's Coaches' Circle inductees include Tom Brian (in memoriam), Neil McCarthy, Bob Opp and Burnel Pinkerton. Of the four inductees, three also played collegiately at Sacramento State, including Brian (1951-54), McCarthy (1963-64) and Opp (1965-66).

Brian will also become the 12th former player inducted as an individual into the Sacramento State Men's Basketball Hall of Fame, and first to be inducted into both the Coaches' Circle and the Hall of Fame. Brian was named the Sacramento State team MVP during both the 1952-53 and 1953-54 seasons, and led the Hornets to a combined record of 41-27 during his three years with the program. He finished his career averaging 10.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game while shooting .476 from the field and .783 from the free throw line.

For a complete list of every member of the Sacramento State Coaches' Circle, please click here.

2015 COACHES CIRCLE INDUCTEES

Tom Brian (in memoriam)
Rio Tierra Junior High School - Head Coach - 1957-61
Vacaville High School - Head Varsity Coach - 1961-66
American River College - Head Coach - 1966-75
American River College - Assistant Coach - 1975-76

Neil McCarthy
St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School - Head Varsity Coach - 1966-71
Weber State - Assistant Coach - 1971-75
Weber State - Head Coach - 1975-85
New Mexico State - Head Coach - 1985-97

Bob Opp
Bella Vista High School - Head Freshman Coach - 1970-71
Elk Grove High School - Head Junior Varsity Coach - 1971-73
Elk Grove High School - Assistant Varsity Coach - 1973-75
Elk Grove High School - Head Varsity Coach - 1975-81

Burnel Pinkerton
Sacramento State - Assistant Coach - 1982-84
Hiram Johnson High School - Assistant Varsity Coach - 1984-85
St. Ignatius School - Head Coach - 1985-87
Foothill High School - Head Freshman Coach - 1987-88
Foothill High School - Assistant Varsity Coach - 1988-89
El Camino Fundamental High School - Head Junior Varsity Coach - 1989-90
Roseville High School - Assistant Varsity Coach - 1990-91
Oakmont High School - Head Junior Varsity Coach - 1991-96
Granite Bay High School - Head Varsity Coach - 1996-02
Woodcreek High School - Head Varsity Coach - 2004-10