Athletic Hall of Fame Recipients
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John Dobroth '58
Judge John Dobroth ’58 has always had a passion for high jumping. Since his record-setting 4’10” jump at Army and Navy Academy in 1957, he’s continued to pursue the sport, competing for over five decades.
After Army and Navy Academy, Dobroth attended Occidental College, where he continued to excel and break records. After becoming the best Occidental jumper in 1962 with a 6’4 ¾”jump, he went on to break his own record with a 6’8¼” jump in 1963.
Post-college, he began global competition, first being invited to the 1968 Olympic trials for Decathlon. Dobroth made it onto the U.S. team in 1970, where he won meets in Germany, Switzerland, England, and Italy. He continued to get better with age, jumping his all-time best just shy of his 35th birthday – 7’2 5/8”.
Since then, he has continued to compete internationally, winning the World Masters Championships several times, including in Rome, Sydney, and Sacramento. He has held the most world records within his age group from 1980 until today.
Ed Lloyd '60
Ed Lloyd ’60 is known for starting the Cardinal Newman High School football program and serving as its first coach. The team’s success under his direction has been amazing – a 28-game winning streak between 1968-1972 and a forty-seven game winning streak over four seasons from 1973-1976. He has a lifetime coaching record of 217-60-9 (76%), with eleven league titles
Lloyd is credited with building Cardinal Newman’s strong football tradition, which became one of the most successful football programs in Northern California. He was formally recognized for his contribution to the school on September 9, 2006, when the school’s athletic field was dedicated to him. Over 2500 fans were in attendance to witness the event, including the varsity football team of 1968.
Lloyd is known for his philosophy of unselfish team play and the values of unity, pride, and fun.
Stephen L. Worthington '64
Stephen L. Worthington ’64 began his athletic career at Army and Navy Academy, where he was one of the most successful tennis players in the school’s history. After graduating from the Academy, he went on to Santa Monica College and California State University, Long Beach, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and English Literature. He continued his education at Pepperdine University, earning a Master’s in Secondary Education.
Following his education and two tours to Vietnam in the U.S. Navy, Worthington began his forty-year teaching and coaching career. Since then, he’s coached fifty-two high school teams – three freshmen basketball teams, four varsity basketball teams, and forty-five varsity tennis teams.
Tennis teams under his direction have seen tremendous success, with over 630 wins to date. He’s earned 10 Coach of the Year Awards, and has coached student-athletes to 3 CIF Individual Championships, 17 League Championships, 25 League Individual Championships.
He’s coached numerous notable athletes, including Bob and Mike Bryan, Olympic gold medalists, and Charlie Kimball, Indy car driver. He continues to mentor these athletes to this day.
Christopher P. Travis '67
Christopher P. Travis ’67 was a standout Cadet at Army and Navy Academy – a star athlete in football and baseball under Coach Maffucci and valedictorian of his class. After the Academy, he went on to study psychology and biology at the University of Southern California. He went on to obtain a Masters in Biology from Long Beach State University, a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from USC, and a Prosthodontic Dentistry specialty certificate. He’s been in private practice as a prosthodontics for over thirty years.
Athletically, Travis was a key player in USC’s baseball program. He played under Rod Dedeaux, one of college baseball’s greatest coaches. Travis was on three national championship-winning teams under Dedeaux, and played with some of baseball’s greats, including Bobby Valentine, Billy Buckner, Steve Busby, Dave Kingman, Ed Henry, and more.
Travis describes his time with the USC baseball team as a “once in a lifetime happening,” impressed by the drive and talent of his fellow teammates.
Robert F. Temple '75
Robert F. Temple ’75 was a tri-sport athlete at Army and Navy Academy, playing baseball, basketball, and football. He attended Mira Costa Junior College for two years following graduation, and then went on to the University of California, Davis.
Temple was a star athlete at both colleges. At Mira Costa, he was a started on the state championship-qualifying baseball team. He was team captain and named an all-conference player during his second year there. At UC Davis, he continued to be a starter and team captain of the baseball team. The team qualified for regionals, and Temple was named to the All-Far West Conference team his senior year.
His athletic career continued after college, when he served as head coach of UC Davis’ JV baseball team. Though no longer playing or coaching, Temple continues to be an avid sports fan.
Uchenna E. Agu '82
Uchenna E. Agu ’82 is best known today for winning the CBS hit reality show challenge, The Amazing Race. Before this, he was a star athlete at Army and Navy Academy on the varsity basketball, swimming, football, and, most notably, track and field teams.
He credits the Academy for developing his competitive spirit, which brought him CIF titles in triple jump and long jump. His successes earned him a full scholarship to the University of Oregon, one of the most prestigious track and field programs in the United States, and was on the 1986 Pac-10 and NCAA championship teams.
Agu earned international recognition as an All-American triple jumper and Olympic qualifier. With personal bests of a 27’2” long jump and 51’10” triple jump, he achieved world status of #8 and #12 in each, respectively.
Today, he’s heavily involved in the Houston community, where’s he’s created an Amazing Race simulation that’s used in elementary classrooms to promote math, reading, science, social studies, and geography skills. Thanks to his work in the community, he’s received two Proclamations in his name from the City of Houston and the city has named an official day after him.