2018 INDUCTION CLASS
Born and raised in Oildale after his family moved from Oklahoma in 1957, Steve was a three sport standout in football, basketball and baseball. As a junior, and playing under North High coaching legend Sam Barton, the Stars won the school’s first ever Valley Championship in 1976. They also won the league championship in his senior year. After high school, Steve attended BC and as a sophomore had a 17-game hitting streak and was named team MVP. In 1982 took a chance and walked on at D-I power San Diego State. Soon he was the starting catcher and the 1983 team reeled off 24 straight wins and were ranked #1 in the nation at one point with a 53-8 record. Steve finished his career with another 17-game hitting streak, hit .425 in WAC play and .555 in the regionals. He was named 1st team All-WAC (South), the All-Regional Team and named the Aztecs’ Most Inspirational Player. After college returned home to work in his dad’s business, Surface Pumps, which he now runs. The competitive juices still flowing, he’s been involved in coaching at Garces and Liberty.