|The late Darlene May, former women's basketball head coach, was inducted into the Cal Poly Pomona Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 15.|
|John Scolinos, former Broncos baseball head coach, was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Under Scolinos? tutelage, the Broncos won national titles in 1976, 1980 and 1983.|
Legendary coaches John Scolinos and the late Darlene May were inducted into the Cal Poly Pomona Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 15 at the Kellogg West Conference Center. More than 200 family, friends and university officials attended the ceremony that included video presentations of each coach and several guest speakers.
At the ceremony, donations were accepted for the Darlene May Memorial Scholarship Fund and the newly established John Scolinos Baseball Fund.
?It was an honor for us to induct two legendary coaches in NCAA history who brought fame and recognition not only to Cal Poly Pomona Athletics, but also the university,? says Glenn Shenker, interim athletic director. ?This night was long overdue and the sellout crowd enjoyed a wonderful evening of testimonials and videos highlighting the accomplishments of both coaches.?
The Hall of Fame was re-established at Cal Poly Pomona after an eight-year hiatus.
?We couldn?t have been more pleased with the induction ceremony, and we look forward to carrying on this tradition,? says Shenker.
Under Scolinos? tutelage, the Broncos won national titles in 1976, 1980 and 1983 and won seven CCAA titles (1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1988 and 1991). He was the Broncos? head coach for 30 years and compiled an 822-736 record at Cal Poly Pomona. In 44 years of coaching, including 14 years at Pepperdine, Scolinos had a record of 1,198-949.
May brought an upstart women?s basketball team to national prominence and led the team to three NCAA Division II national championships. She retired after the 1993-94 season, capping a remarkable 20-year coaching career at Cal Poly Pomona. She led the Broncos to national titles in 1982, 1985 and 1986 and had an overall record of 519-119. In addition, the Broncos finished second in the nation three other times and third once. The Broncos never had a losing record in her 20 years with the program and, in 18 years of conference play in the SCAA and CCAA, Cal Poly Pomona never finished without a piece of the league title.
Each of the former coaches has an athletic facility named after them on campus. In January 1996, the women?s gym was named in May?s honor; in February 1980, the university baseball field was named after Scolinos.