Inducted February 15th, 1996
Bakersfield-born and Wasco raised, Ned Permenter is the dean of local high school football coaches, having completed his 31st season as head coach at Foothill High. His record is 190-123-8 and includes 10 South Yosemite League Championships. In his first season, the Trojans were 7-2 and achieved one of Permenter's most notable triumphs, a 12-9 defeat of Bakersfield High to snap the Driller's 27-game winning streak. In 1969, his team provided tremendous prestige for Kern Coutry football by upsetting state champion Anaheim. Beyond the numbers, however, Permenter has been a faculty stalwart through stressful times and a steadying influence at the school, far transcending the lines of the gridiron. Permenter was a fine all-around athlete who played football and baseball for Idaho U. and Bakersfield College before starring in both sports at UC Santa Barbara, where he started his coaching career as an assistant in both sports.