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Alumni eNewsletter

 January 2012

 Happy New Year



Coach Hurt's 2011-2012 team is 12-1 and won the Las Vegas Invitational over Christmas. They have the look of Champions.


Lady Cavaliers


Another Serra team with the look of Champions are the Lady Cavaliers. If you live close by, the Lady Cavaliers are at home against Bishop Amat on 1/10 at 7:00PM, Bishop Montgomery on 1/17 at 5:00PM, St. Paul on 1/31 at 7:00PM and St. Bernard at 5:00PM. They are exciting. 


Serra's Future


If you want a look at Serra's future, stop by the Serra Gym this Saturday, January 7 from 12:00 to 4:30. Serra's 2 freshman teams and 2 Junior Varsity teams will be matched up in 4 games versus Mater Dei. 


Important Dates


Apr. 21 Dwan Hurt 25th anniversary

In the Gym




May 5th 1962 Reunion

In the School Cafeteria


Denny Grace

Mike Raffanello

Sam Brakel


May 12th 1972 Reunion

In the School Cafeteria

  Mike Faneuff


May 19th 1982 Reunion

In the School Cafeteria

 James George 

Walter DeJean 

Kenneth Weicks






 Another Cavalier Champioship? The Serra Cheerleaders won the JAMZ Regional Dance Competition at Magic Mountain. Our Cavalier Cheerleaders will be competing for the National Championship on Feb. 24 in Las Vegas. Go Cavs.



Vince Kates '61

Alumni Coordinator


Joe Cormier '81

Development Director


DeShawn Burton '88

Alumni Dept.


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Serra Alumni Wall is Built


Completed Wall 

Thanks to everyone who have made the $1,200 contribution for the building of the Alumni Wall. To date, they are: Ron Spurgeon '60, Tom Kidder '60, John Knapp '67, Dino Tellone '67, Michael Cook '60,

JohKopczak '61 and Jerry Thomas '54. We need 3 more Wall Sponsors to cover all costs.


We have 88 Alumni Tile Orders to date. If you want you your Tile to be in the first group placed on the Alumni Wall, you must get your order to us by Friday, January 20 2012. We will reopen the Tile promotion on April 23rd.

Dwan Hurt  Celebrates 25-years  
1981 Dwan Hurt


Dwan Hurt entered Serra as a Freshman in the fall of l977.  Dwan graduated with the Championship Class of 1981.  He then proceeded to Gonzaga University on a Basketball Scholarship. While there, he helped a teammate, John Stockton, become a pretty good basketball player.


Dwan graduated and returned to Serra in 1986 as an assistant Basketball Coach and teacher. Flash forward to today, Dwan Hurt has become Dean Hurt, Coach Hurt and the epitome of the Serra Man.  


The evening of April 21, 2012, Serra will be honoring Coach Hurt on his 25th anniversary at Junipero Serra High School in Coach's 2nd home, the Serra Gym.


It appears it will be a "star studded" evening.  Special guests, such as Jay Hillock, Director of Pro Personnel of the Chicago Bulls, have committed to attending. Mr. Hillock coached Dwan when he played at Gonzaga. 


For the Silent Auction, we have already received a donation of an autographed football combined with an autographed color picture of the Game Day crew of Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit.   


There will be more information coming soon.  In the meantime, if you have questions, call Vince Kates '61 or Joe Cormier '81. 

Tough Guys


 Fall of 1957

This Serra Football Team of the fall of 1957 holds a distinction which will last forever.  While their win-loss record was 6 and 3, THEY WERE THE LAST CIF TEAM TO PLAY WITHOUT THE LUXURY OF FACE MASKS.  These were tough guys !


Angie Kretzschmar


Every game the 1957 team played, as well as every game other Serra teams played from 1951 through 2000, they came on the field and rooted by Angie Kretzschmar.  After 2000, Angie attended games when she could.  The last game she was able to attend was Homecoming 2004.  Angie started coming to Serra games in 1951 when she enrolled her twin sons Frank and John.  Her third son, Bernard, followed in 1956.  Angie Kretzschmar was born February 2nd 1915 and passed away January 29th 2007.  As her birthday approaches, say a prayer.  If you don't know already, the next time you see the scoreboard on the football field, note you are in the Angie Kretzschmas Stadium.