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    Bruce Rollinson among group selected for CIF Southern Section Hall of Fame
    • October 13, 2023

    Former Mater Dei football coach Bruce Rollinson is among the 13 people selected to the 39th class of inductees for the CIF Southern Section Hall of Fame.

    The CIF-SS office announced Friday that Rollinson and Orange County high school sports figures Jim Brumm, Rocky Ciarelli, Tony Ciarelli, Dan Glenn, Jeff Gordon, Gary Meek and Bill Seckington are the Orange County high school sports figures who are among the latest inductees who will be honored at a luncheon at The Grand Convention Center in Long Beach on Oct. 18.

    Rollinson coached Mater Dei football to eight CIF-SS championships, four state championships and five national titles. He coached two players, Matt Leinart (USC) and Bryce Young (Alabama), who went on to win the Heisman Trophy.

    Foothill head coach Jim Brumm talks to his team during a non-league boys water polo game against Newport Harbor at Foothill High in Santa Ana on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Newport Harbor defeated Foothill 14-8. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Brumm coached water polo and swimming at Foothill and Huntington Beach. His teams won seven boys water polo CIF-SS championships and eight CIF-SS boys swimming championships. Brumm led his water polo teams to 600 wins in his 40 years of coaching.

    Rocky Ciarelli’s 37 years coaching boys and girls volleyball at Edison, Huntington Beach and Newport Harbor produced more than 600 wins and 18 league championships, three CIF-SS boys championships and one girls CIF-SS title, one boys CIF Southern California Regional boys volleyball championship and one CIF State girls volleyball championship.

    Tony Ciarelli coached six CIF State champions and 18 CIF-SS champions in the throwing events (shot put and discus) at Edison, Huntington Beach and Newport Harbor. He also was an outstanding assistant coach at Newport Harbor football.

    Glenn coached boys and girls volleyball for 35 years at Edison, Newport Harbor and University. His Newport Harbor girls teams won seven CIF-SS championships and five CIF State titles. He also coached three CIF-SS boys volleyball championship teams at Newport Harbor.

    Sunny Hills head coach Jeff Gordon during a Freeway League girls soccer game against La Habra at Sunny Hills High in Fullerton on Thursday, January 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Gordon coached soccer at Sunny Hills to 19 Freeway League championships and three CIF-SS championships. He was the National High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2007.

    Meek coached Esperanza football to three CIF-SS champions during his 17 seasons there. His record with the Aztecs is 144-50-4.

    Seckington coached Huntington Beach golf teams to 404 wins and 19 Sunset League championships in his 26 seasons. His teams won three CIF Southern California Regional titles.

    Among the CIF-SS Distinguished Service honorees are Bill Prichard, who played water polo at Newport Harbor and wrote “The History of CIF-SS Water Polo 1912-2020,” former CIF-SS commissioner Rob Wigod who was the baseball coach and athletic director at Los Alamitos and former CIF-SS assistant commissioner Rainer Wulf, who coached the Trabuco Hill boys basketball team to a CIF-SS championship.

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    ​ Orange County Register