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SAN JACINTO ALUMNI GAZETTE

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Inductee Bios

MICHELLE “RELLER” FRANKS - CLASS OF 1999

Michelle “Reller” Franks was a stellar athlete in Volleyball, Basketball Track and Softball at San Jacinto High School. She played J.V. her freshman year but moved up to Varsity as a starter the next three years. She received All-League honors in Volleyball as a sophomore and was the leading scorer in basketball. She was named to the Eisenhower Classic All Tourney Team. The Hemet/San Jacinto Noon Exchange Club recognized her with the Scholar Athlete Award for SJHS. Michelle earned Volleyball All League Honorable Mention as a sophomore. As a junior she was named Team Captain in basketball, was named to the Serrano Classic All Tournament Team and was chosen M.V.P for the team. She also received the Lady Royal Invitational Tourney MVP Award. She ran track her junior year. Her senior year brought even more recognition for her outstanding play. She was selected as the Volleyball Team Captain where she was named MVP. Michelle earned All-League First Team honors for her efforts in breaking the school record for most assists in the season and the most number of assists per single game. The team went to their first playoff appearance in 10 years. She was selected Team Captain and was awarded All-League Honors in basketball. The team went to the CIF playoffs. Ms Franks received the Skyline League "Scholar Athlete Award" for having a 3.5 or higher G.P.A. She also received All CIF Southern Section Honors. Michelle was on the Tiger Honor Society, graduating 7th in the Class of ‘99. Michelle received numerous scholarship and the coveted White Sweater at the Senior Awards Night. Michelle did not participate in sport in college electing to concentrate on her studies. She made the Deans List every quarter. Graduated debt free and is proud to say she worked and paid my own way through college. She was hired to Teach 3rd Grade at Bautista Creek Elementary in Hemet, where she taught until the birth of our first child then chose to be a full-time Mommy. She and her husband Jeff have 5 children.

MIKE MAGGARD - COACH

Mike Maggard has influenced countless numbers of athletes at both San Jacinto and Hemet high schools to go beyond the norm and excel in their athletic endeavors. Coach Maggard comes from a long list of outstanding athletes going all the way back to his grandfather Tillie “Kid” Herman who was one of the best welterweight fighters of his time. Other relatives including his mother and father were tops in their respective sports. Mike earned All CIF honors in basketball in 1964. He was heavily recruited by several PAC 8 schools but it was the University of Southern California that was able to corner him with a full ride scholarship to play basketball. During those years he was required to play freshman basketball where he was tutored by the Legendary Bill Mulligan. Following his first year, he was a starter on the Trojan Varsity each of the next three years under the leadership of Coach Forrest Twogood for one year and two years under the guidance of Bob Boyd. USC finished a close second to UCLA which of course were led on the court by Lew Alcindor and on the bench by the great John Wooden. Mike was a member of the NCAA Championship Track team competing in the long jump. Mike even had the opportunity to tour the world with the Harlem Globetrotters organization playing on the Washington Nationals touring team. Coach Maggard came to San Jacinto in 1975 for his first and only teaching assignment. He purchased a home in Hemet for wife Kathy and daughters Karen, Shelly, Amy and Jennifer. He started out teaching English and became Assistant Basketball coach to Ken Reed in 1976. In 1977 he took over the head track coach position and held that until 1980. In 1980 he moved up to head basketball coach when Coach Reed took over the Activity Director position. Mike held that position until 1986. In 1983 he became the head varsity girls volleyball coach and held that position until 1987. Coach Maggard has had great results and achievements in track and field at both the team and individual level. As head or assistant coach he has been a part of 20 boys and girls league champs, 2 CIF Championship team runner up, 12 individual CIF Champs, 7 individual CIF Runner ups, 4 individual Masters Champs, 9 California State Champ qualifiers, 2 individual California State Champs, 2 Riverside County record holders and 2 collegiate All Americans.

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