HOF 1978 Alumni Inductees

DeWayne Walker    (2008) Sports 1978
DeWayne Walker starred in the 1976 and 1977 Turkey Tussles won by Muir, to end a 9-year losing streak to Pasadena High School. The defensive back went on to Pasadena City College (1978-1979) and went on to star as a two-year starter at the University of Minnesota (1980-1981). He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Regents College in Albany, NY (1992). His professional career included one season with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, and two seasons in the U.S. Football League, with the Oakland Invaders (1984) and Arizona Outlaws (1985).
He began his coaching career as a secondary coach (1988-91) and defensive coordinator (1992) at Mt. San Antonio College. He then gained valuable experience by coaching at Utah State (1993), Brigham Young (1994), Oklahoma State (1995) and California (1996-97). His National Football League coaching experience began as an assistant to Pete Carroll with the New England Patriots. Walker spent three seasons at New England: two under Carroll (1998-99); and one under current Head Coach Bill Belichick (2000). In 2001, Walker became the first assistant coach hired by Carroll at USC. In 2002, he became a secondary coach with the New York Giants, for then-Defensive Coordinator Johnny Lynn (another Muir Hall-of-Famer). After two seasons with the Giants, Walker joined the Washington Redskins’ staff as a cornerbacks coach (2004-2005). In 2006, he was hired as the Defensive Coordinator and Cornerbacks coach for UCLA under former coach Karl Dorrell and now under new coach Rick Neuheisel.

Following his time at UCLA, Walker was hired in 2009 as head coach at New Mexico State University, a position he held until 2012. In 2013, he was hired as "Defensive Backs" coach for the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. From 2017 until- ptresnt DeWayne has been the "Defensive Backs" coach with the Cleveland Browns.
 

Gerald K. Freeny   ( 2011) Community Service 1978
Gerald K. Freeny received his B.S. in Business Administration and Finance from California State University in Los Angeles. He has been employed by the state of California/Department of Corrections for over 20 years. Freeny has served on the Tournament of Roses board for 23 years. His previous community involvement includes The Pasadena Police Foundation Board, Pasadena Police Citizens Academy, Pasadena Rose Bowl Aquatics Board, the University Club, Pasadena YMCA Board, Black Support Group at Cal State LA, Urban League Board of Governors, United Way Fundraising Committee and the Pasadena NAACP.  Januaruy 19, 2018 The Board of Directors confirmed that Gerald Freeny will become the 130th Tournament Of Roses President for the 2018-2019 year.  Gerald will be the first African American to Lead the Tournament Of Roses Parade, his responibilites will include choosing the theme, the bands and the grand marshall as well as the "Granddaddy of them all" the Rose Bowl Game.
Alice Brown         (1989) Sports 1978
Alice Brown (far right) was a two-time Olympic gold medalist, as a member of the U.S. women’s 4x100-meter relay teams at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles (which included Evelyn Ashford) and the 1988 Games in Seoul (which included Ashford, Sheila Echols and Brown's former Cal State Northridge teammate Florence Griffith Joyner). Brown also won a silver medal in the ’84 Olympics, placing second behind Ashford in the 100m dash with a time of 11.13 seconds. She also was a semifinalist in the 100 meters and a gold medalist along with Echols, Griffith-Joyner and Ashford in the 4x100 meters at the 1987 World Track and Field Championships in Rome. A fast starter, Brown ran the first leg on the Mustang girls 640 relay team including Regina Jordan, Gwen Jordan and Lissette Milliner, which broke the CIF record in the 1975 Times Indoor Games at the Forum in Inglewood. The four came back the following year and broke their own record at the same event in 1976. Brown also won the 60-yard dash at the Long Beach Invitational during her junior year.

PAMELA ROBERTS               (1996)    GOVERNMENT SERVICE                                  1978 

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