SI Football's Gil Haskell '61 & SI Basketball's Levy Middlebrooks '84 were recently inducted into the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame. Haskell, who coached in the NCAA and in the NFL for many years, earned entry for his coaching at SI.
Haskell, who successfully coached in the NCAA and NFL for many years, earned entry into the foundation for his skill at SI, first as a student-athlete playing football for Pat Malley '49 and then as head varsity football and track coach. In his four years as a track coach, his teams won four frosh-soph league titles and three WCAL varsity championships — the biggest win happening at the Carlmont Relays in 1972 against some of the best teams in the Bay Area.
He coached the Wildcat football team between 1973 and 1977 and sported a 34–15–0 record (.694), which included four 7-win seasons out of the five he coached. Perhaps his greatest victory with SI came in late 1977 when the 'Cats traveled to SCU's Buck Shaw Stadium and defeated the nation's number-two-ranked Bellarmine Bells, 8–0.
Standing beside Haskell at the ceremony was Middlebrooks, one of the most dominant basketball players in SI history, led the Wildcats to back-to-back WCAL championships and his 1984 team won the Nor Cal title when there was only 1 Nor Cal division for the entire region (The Tournament of Champions). Middlebrooks went on to a stellar career at Pepperdine, including being named the West Coast Conference's Player of the Year. After college he toured the world playing abroad professionally on several continents for 20 years. Today, Middlebrooks resides in Southern California, where he works with special-needs and at-risk youth.