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Ralph Krafve


Inducted February 17, 1994

Over the span of a quarter-century split between East Bakersfield High and Bakersfield College, Ralph Krafve established a standard of basketball coaching excellence. In his 13 seasons at East High, his teams won 82 percent of their games and left a trail of championships in their wake - nine South Yosemite League titles and for Valley crowns. At East, he once had streaks of 46 consecutive wins and 58-out-of-59. When Bakersfield College needed to upgrade its hoop program, it beckoned Krafve - and four years later, the Renegades had their first and only state community college championship. The innovative Krafve was known as a tough taskmaster whose teams were always in top condition.