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Bob Carroll


Inducted February 17, 1994

They called him "Coach" at Garces Memorial High School, which in a word says a lot but, in a melange of activities - often at the same time. Groundskeeper to bus driver, equipment man to trainer, coach to athletic director - all the while keeping a tight hold on the pursestrings of the athletic department. Through the years, sports at the struggling school needed funding help from the community and it was Carroll who was always involved - starting the large-scale barbecue concept which other local schools have followed. A Valley product, from Avenal, Carroll once minor league baseball in the St. Louis Browns' chain.