Janice Banks – Basketball & Coaching
Janice Banks was born in Stockton and attended Edison High School before attending Chico State. While at Edison, Janice was a star athlete in three different sports- Basketball, Volleyball, and Softball. She led the Edison girl’s basketball team to three league championships while setting various school records. She was voted MVP in the league and Female Athlete of the Year by Edison HS. At Chico State she let the basketball team to conference championships and in 1978 was voted ASA All-American and Chico’s Outstanding Female Athlete. She returned to Stockton as a teacher/coach. She has been a mentor in the Stockton Unified School District for over 30 years and was the first to receive Female Coach of the Year Award. She has been inducted into the African-American Athletic Hall of Fame and Chico State’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Lawrence Brice Sr. -Football, Track & Coaching
Lawrence Brice Sr. was born in Stockton and attended Edison High School, San Joaquin Delta College and San Jose State. Lawrence was a star running back while at Edison HS, selected as 1968’s CCC 1st team running back, Stockton All-City Player of the Year, and part of the Inland Empire All-Star Team. He continued playing as a running back while attending Delta College for two seasons and while at San Jose State for three seasons. After college, he was drafted by the San Francisco 49er’s. Lawrence has since been a track and field coach at Bear Creek High School while also assisting with youth camps and clinics. Brice was inducted and is currently the President of the African-American Hall of Fame as well as being an administrator for One Way Inc and the CEO of Covenant Real Estate Investments Inc.
David Canclini – Bocce & Coaching
David Canclini was born and raised in Stockton where he attended local school such as AA Stagg High School and Stockton College. He later obtained his teaching credentials and Masters’ Degree from Sacramento State in 1970. He was a physical education teacher and baseball, swimming, and wrestling coach at his alma mater, Stagg High School. He was named Wrestling Coach of the Year in 1965, and went on to be recognized by the California Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2010 with the Lifetime Service Award. Canclini was Stockton’s most decorated Bocce player having represented the United States in the World Championships, US National Championships, Pan-American Games and the North American Championships. Over his bocce career he had won nine gold medals in the US National Championships. David Canclini is survived by his loving wife, daughter, son, and granddaughter.
Russell Coleman – Basketball
Russell Coleman was born in Stockton and graduating from Stagg High School. He also attended University of San Francisco and graduated from the University of the Pacific in 1978. His undefeated teams won their league and section titles in 1971-72 & 1972-73. Russell was selected First team All-League and All-Area and was Player of the Year both years. He continued to play basketball at University of SF and Pacific. In his final collegiate season at Pacific he was named Pacific Coast Athletic Association All-League First Team. He was 5th round draft pick by the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and later played professional basketball in Finland. He assisted Coach Tom Conway at Stagg HS for a season before joining the San Joaquin Sheriff’s Department where he served for 30 years before retiring at the rank of Sergeant in 2011.
Jacki Gemelos – Basketball
Jacki Gemelos was born and raised in Stockton and attended St. Mary’s High School. She received just about every award possible while having a very successful basketball career while at St. Mary’s. She set a school and section record by scoring 3,162 career points while in high school. She was named McDonald’s All-American and Miss Basketball for the State of California, Max Preps National Player of the Year, and ESPN’s second-team All-Decade Girls’ Basketball team. She was the top recruit in the country coming out of high school despite the fact her high school career ended with a knee injury in her last game. Gemelos enrolled at USC where she missed two full seasons due to a knee injury. She earned her B.A. degree in Sociology and Masters in Gerontology. Following her USC career, she played on Team USA at the World Games in China where they earned a gold medal. In 2012, Jacki was drafted into the WNBA playing professionally with the Minnesota Lynx, Chicago Sky, and Connecticut Sun. From 2013-2020, She played with various European teams before coming back to the WNBA in 2021 as an assistant coach for the New York Liberty.
Felicia Quilantang-Rowley- Coaching
Felicia Quilantang-Rowley was born in Stockton and since the age of five competed for the St. George’s track club along with competed in the Junior Olympics six times. She competed and lettered in Volleyball, Basketball, and Tennis at Franklin High School. She was also named Franklin’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1975. She enrolled at the University of the Pacific where she played basketball for one season and graduated in 1979. At the age of 20, Felicia began her coaching career which would take her to multiple area high schools and still continues coaching today. She even served as UOP’s cross country coach from 1994-97. In 2008, Felicia was named the CIF San Joaquin Model Coach of the Year and in 2017 she was inducted into the St. Mary’s Hall of Fame. Felicia is married with a son and still coaches Cross Country to this day.
2021 Inducted Team of the Year
1968 University of the Pacific Men’s Baseball Team