“It matters not that you won or lost,
but how you played the game.”


David  Lozano  was  born  and  raised in Stockton, attending Stockton Jr. High School and St. Mary’s High School before attending San Joaquin Delta College. He is one of seven brothers and sisters who were inducted as the Frank and Ramona Lozano family into the Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990 and into the St. Mary’s High School Hall of Fame in 1999. In April of 2018, the family was also installed into the Stockton Mexican Athletic Sports Hall of Fame.

At St. Mary’s, David lettered in football, basketball and baseball. He was on the 9-1 football team his junior year in 1971. In 1972 he was the quarterback on the 9-0 undefeated team, which was inducted as a team into the Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015. David was named All League and All City in football. He was also selected as the quarterback on the All Sac-Joaquin Section football team in 1971.  He was selected to play in the Optimist All-Star game in 1972.

In basketball he averaged 13 points per game his junior year and 10 his senior year. He was selected All-League and All-City after his junior season.

In baseball, he played third base his junior year and shortstop his senior year. As a junior he was selected as the All-League Third Baseman. His senior year he batted .400 and was selected to the All League and All City first team. He was the Player of the Year as his team went 16-0 in the Valley Oak League.

At Delta College, David scored on an 84-yard touchdown against San Francisco City College. In baseball that year, he was named 1st Team All-Valley Conference, 1st Team All-Northern California and 2nd Team All-State.

In 1973 David was drafted in the 12th round by the New York Mets. He played professional baseball six years in the New York Mets organization. He led his team in walks and stole a record 40 bases one season.

Returning to Stockton, David has coached Little League, Babe Ruth and Karl Ross Post 16 American Legion baseball teams.

In 2011 he was inducted as an individual into the Stockton Mexican Sports Hall of Fame and St. Mary’s High School Hall of Fame.

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