Bill Crow - 2005 Honoree

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For over 30 years Bill Crow (class of 1932) was a mainstay of the Dons coaching staff as head coach of both the track and basketball teams.  He was selected Athlete of the Year in 1932 and by the end of his high school career he had received seven varsity letters. He attended UCSB and after seven years of teaching and coaching at Costa Mesa, he came back to Santa Barbara in 1943 to teach at SBJHS then transferred to SBHS to coach track and basketball. For 26 years he led the Dons track program and during one stretch, he led the Dons to 103 straight dual meet wins and 11 of 17 Channel League Championships. Mr. Crow also started the Cross-Country team here at Santa Barbara High School, and won five Channel League Champions.  In his spare time, Mr. Crow became an official with the USA Track and Field, and when planning vacations, made sure they were to revolve around his passion for fishing.  Known as the “Golden Voice of Peabody Stadium”, Mr. Crow is also remembered as the announcer of the Dons football games for years.





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