1945-46 STATE AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

The 1945-46 basketball team won the N.C.J.C.C. and the State and Western States (National) tournaments.  The Panthers set numerous school records, including several which still stand.  Coach Ned Kay's "Roller Skate Boys" had a record of 32-3, with just 1 loss to junior college competition, and had a 27 game winning streak, a record for all Sacramento area colleges.  The Panthers were the second highest scoring college in the country and won their games by an average of 21.9 points per game.  The starting five were (from left, below) John Stanich, Doug Sale, Eldon Bennett, Wayne Boulding,and Bob Linck.  All except Linck (who played for Idaho) went on to play for UCLA.  The team was inducted into the S.C.C. Athletic Hall of Fame in October 1998. Linck and Stanich were 2 of the 8 players included in the 2000 induction class into the Men's Basketball Court of Honor.

1945-46 Starting Five: The Race Horse Boys

The 1985-86 basketball team won the CNC and captured the state championship while compiling a 27-7 record.  Coach Mike Syas' team was led by point guard Kenny Drummond (number 4, above) who set several current school records, including 743 points in a season and steal records for a career (306), a season (203), and a single game (14).  Drummond averaged exactly 30 points per game in the state tournament including 31 points in the final victory over City College of San Francisco. He set a then-school playoff record by scoring 32 points against Cosumnes River. Drummond and assistant coach Edison Hicks (top right, above) were 2 of the 8 players included in the SCC Men's Basketball Court of Honor in 2000.

1985-86 STATE CHAMPIONS

GEORGE STANICH

 

George Stanich (#0 above) is the most versatile athlete in SCC history.  During the 1946-47 school year he was a standout in 3 sports.  He was the leading pitcher on the baseball team as well as the NCJCC champion in the high jump and 120 yard high hurdles.  Stanich was an all-conference center on the basketball team after he led the team in scoring.  He was also named to the Western States (National) Tournament all-star team. After leaving SCC, Stanich won the bronze medal in the high jump at the 1948 Olympic Games in London.  While competing in 3 sports at UCLA, Stanich was most noted when he became the first Bruin named to the Converse All-American team (as a guard) under John Wooden.  After leaving UCLA, Stanich pitched for 5 seasons in the Pacific Coast League.  Stanich was inducted into the SCC Athletic Hall of Fame in October 1998 and the COA Hall of Fame in March 1999. He was inducted into the Men's Basketball Court of Honor in 2000.

JOE KEMP

 

Joe Kemp (#24 above) was a 2-year starter at guard for SCC from 1967 to 1969.  He left SCC with several school records, 3 of which still stand.  These include points in a career (1145), points per game in a career (21.2), and points per game in a season (23.9).  Kemp became the first Panther to earn all-state honors when he was named to the third team in 1969. He was a member of the inaugural class of inductees in the Men's Basketball Court of Honor in 2000.

BILL PUTNAM

 

Bill Putnam, the first 4-sport letterman at McClatchy HS, was a guard for the Panthers in 1940 and 1941. He then transferred to UCLA where he played basketball and football. As a guard, he was named to the Helms All-American basketball team (second team) after the 1943-44 season. He then became an assistant basketball coach (under Wilbur Johns and John Wooden) and associate athletic director at UCLA for over 25 years. Putnam, who passed away in 1995, was inducted into the UCLA athletic hall of fame in 1993. He was inducted into the SCC Men's Basketball Court of Honor in February 2001. He was represented at the ceremony by his nephew, George Putnam.

SCC All-Time Coaching Records

Head Coach

Record

Years

20 Win Seasons

State Champions

League Champs

Ned Kay

242-121

1941-1954

6

1

4

David Carmichael

190-146

1988-95, 1997-99

4

 

2

Tom Sekul

185-147

1971-82

2

 

1

Jerry Anderson

167-207

1957-70

1

 

 

Andrew Jones

135-107

1996, 1998-present

2

 

 

Michael Syas

106-52

1983-87

4

1

2

H. Glenn Mercer

86-97

1932-40

 

 

1

Ted Shipkey

42-14

1928-30

 

 

1

Carl Boyer

18-31

1955-56

 

 

 

Art Schuettner

15-15

1926-27

 

 

 

Emil Lamar

4-3

1923

 

 

 

Fred Adams

3-7

1924

 

 

 

Carl Shattuck

0-3

1925

 

 

 

SCC TOTALS

1144-906

-

18

2

11

 

All-State Selections

Aaron Haynes

2002

Kareem Jackson

1995

Endeicko Battles

1995

Reggie Cain

1992

Asad Ali

1989

Kenny Drummond

1986

Kim "Nate" Davis

1985

Matt Donaldson

1984

Jim Maldonado

1981

James Johnson

1980 *

Jim Stephens

1977 *

Joe Kemp

1969 #

* 2nd Team Selection

# 3rd Team Selection

 

Conference Championships

California Coast Championships

1930

Northern California Junior College Championships

1932, *1941, *1942, 1946, *1947

Valley Championships

1980

Camino Norte Championships

1983, 1986, 1992

Bay Valley Championships

1995

* Division Champions Only

National Champions

1946

California State Champions

1946, 1986

Western States Champions

1946

     

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