TONY DOBRA took over coaching Girls’ Softball at San Pedro High School in 1987 and built a dynasty, capturing 13 City titles in a span of 34 seasons, 728 wins and 23 League Championships. He retired in 2014 and in 2018 he returned as coach.

JOHN ROBINSON – John Robinson, longtime head coach at USC, is the fourth winningest active coach in the NCAA and 15th all-time with a ten year record at 74.1% of 104 wins, 35 losses and 4 ties. He owns a 7-1 post season record with a 4-0 mark in the Rose Bowl. In 1978, Robinson led USC to a national championship and in 1979, he was selected as National Coach of the Year. Robinson was head coach of the Los Angeles Rams from 1983 to 1991, leading them to the playoffs in six seasons.

DAN GUERRERO – The current Director of Athletics for UCLA (2002), Dan Guerrero is also the current president of the Division I Athletic Directors Association. He also played baseball for UCLA in the early 1970s. In Guerrero’s eight years as athletic director, UCLA teams have won 20 NCAA team titles (the highest total in the nation in that span) in 11 different sports, finished second 16 times and have had an additional 28 Top Five finishes (64 total). UCLA stands as the No. 1 University in the nation for NCAA team championships (106) won, a number that continues to grow under his direction. A staggering 152 teams (of 184 possible) have qualified for NCAA post-season competition and the football team has appeared in seven bowl games.

JOE BIRD was a successful swimming and water polo coach at Fermin Lasuen and Mira Costa high schools. He trained several All-Americans that became L.A. City champions, collegiate swimmers and Olympic medalists. Joe also founded the Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguards.

MIKE WALSH – Mike Walsh is a Trani Award winner for contribution to local athletics. He will forever be known in the Harbor area as the man who brought a Los Angeles City football title to San Pedro High School – and he did it five times. Walsh began his career as the head coach of San Pedro in 1991 and led the Pirates for twenty five years before retiring after the 2015 season. In that span he won 227 games and five city titles. The Pirates were back-to-back champions twice — 3A champs in 1992 and 1993, 4A champs in 1996 and 1997, and they shared the Division 1 championship in 2008 after tying Narbonne in a thrilling come from behind game at the Coliseum.

CHUCK KNOX – An old-school football coach that emphasized the running game and defense, Chuck Knox led three NFL teams in his 22 seasons as a professional head coach to numerous playoff appearances. He is the only coach in NFL history to lead three separate teams to division titles. Knox launched his NFL coaching career in 1973 with the Los Angeles Rams, leading that team to five straight NFC Western Division titles and three appearances in the NFC championship game, but was never able to get to the Super bowl. He also later led resurgences with the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks, guiding those two previously hapless squads to the playoffs in six seasons.