Mesa Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

Siaha Burley

Westwood receiver and defensive back. Started two seasons for Warriors under coach Curt Palmer. Named to all-state team as a defensive back in 1994 he also was a standout receiver for Westwood in 1994. Went on to play at Mesa Community College and earned a scholarship to the University of Central Florida where he teamed for two seasons (1997 and 1998) as a top-flight pass-and-catch combination with current NFL quarterback Dante Culpepper. Has played several seasonsin the Arena Football League, most recently with Utah and now again with the Arizona Rattlers.
Tara Brinkerhoff (Fischbeck)
Westwood 1997
Outside hitter for coach Steve Crook. Played on outstanding Warrior teams in 1994-96. Was named to all-state team in 1995 and 1996, and played for  Warriors 1994 state championship team as a sophomore. Went on to play collegiately at Boise State where she was a standout for four seasons (1997-2000). Set several school records at Boise State that still stand today, including 34 kills in one match against Idaho State in 2000.
Danny Boyle
Mesa High
Won the state championship in the pole vault in 1962, a year in which Mesa High also won the team title. Boyle posted an unbeaten senior season in all meets. He went to Phoenix College , Brigham Young University and Memphis State , where he won pole vault championship. Vaulted 15 feet, 5 inches in 1968 at Memphis State . Also won senior pole vault championships from 1990 through 1999.
Dan McKinley
Lettered and started three seasons at Dobson and batted .400 or better each year. Finished with a career batting average of .414 and was an all-state selection his senior year. Went on to play three years at Arizona State University (1995-97) and had his best year in 1997 when he led the Sun Devils in several hitting categories, including average. Was drafted in the first round as a supplemental pick by the San Francisco Giants in the June 1997 amateur draft.
Mike McQuitty
A three-time state champion swimmer for Westwood under coach Craig Cummins. Won the 200 free in 1987, 1988 and 1989, won the 500 free in 1987 and the 50 free in 1989. Only three-time winner of the 200 except for Blair Driggs of Westwood (1968-70). Competed collegiately at the University of Arizona where he earned several All-America honors from 1992-1994. Member of national championship 200 medley relay team in 1993. Elected to University of Arizona Sport Hall of Fame in 2001.
Adrienne Judie
Won 5A state shot and discus state titles, one each in 1996 and 1997 at Dobson and also played basketball for the Mustangs. She went on to compete four years at Arizona State (1998-2001) in throws. She is fourth all-time in ASU annuls in the hammer, seventh in the discus and ninth all-time in the shot put. She was a 2001 indoor All-American in the weight throw.
Frankie Jo Olmos
Red Mtn.
Two-time 5A state champ in the 100-meters (1996-1997) and 5A state champ in the 200 meters in 1997. Attended Central Arizona College (1998-1999) where she was a NJCAA All-American. Competed in the heptathlon. Also competed two years at University of Nevada (2000-2001) in track. Big West champion in 100 meters in 2000
Jim Carter
Mesa High
Helped Mesa High to state golf title his senior year. Played collegiately  at ASU where he was a walk-on. Carter won the NCAA championship in 1983 and was twice an All-American for the Sun Devils. Also won Arizona Amateur championship twice (1981 and 1984) and was Arizona amateur of the year three times. Began professional golf career on PGA Tour in 1987.
Bud Doolen

Bud Doolen, Westwood, won 381 games, lost 263 in 25 seasons as Warriors coach. Reached  5A semifinals twice and gave Westwood  a quarter-century of stability following fellow Mesa Sports Hall of Fame inductee Tom Bennett. Doolen followed in his father's footsteps as one of the top coaches in state history.Combined with his father, B.C. Bud Doolen, they won 1,022 games.

Skip Bryant
Skip Bryant, Mesa sports historian and journalist. A graduate of Mesa High in 1949, Bryant went on to journalism career that landed him as a sports writer and sports editor of the Tempe Daily News. He later covered high school sports for the Phoenix Gazette and Arizona Republic . Was instrumental in starting and maintaining the Mesa Sports Hall of Fame that began in 1992 performing research and interviews with and for Hall of Fame athletes
Dobson Football 1987 State Champs
Coach Mike Clark's squad led by Josh Arnold, T.C. Wright, Greg Boland, Steve Holmes and Derek Zellner captured the school's only title in the sport and beat a Mountain View team that year for the title with ease, 35-14. Arnold scored three touchdowns in the title game, Wright and Holmes one each and Boland led the Mustangs in rushing with 97 yards in the game. Zellner completed 10-of-11 passes one for a touchdown to Holmes.

Dobson Swimming 1987 State Champs
Coach Connie Mickelson's team wasn't as dominant as the boys, but they edged usual champ Phoenix Xavier for the title that season. Kathy Pollard won 100 backstroke, and two-time state champ diver Andrea Wilson won second of two titles

Dobson Swimming 1987 State Champs
Coach Jeff Anderson's squad that year was the only one to stop Brophy's dominance in the sport the last 20 years. Beat Brophy handily that year at state led by  Neal Lichter, Keith Dennison and Brian Treptow just to name a few.
Mtn. View Golf 1987 State Champs
Mountain View was dominating the final two weeks of the season winning its region tournament and then capturing the state tournament by a whopping 32 strokes over Tucson Sabino. Warren Pitman tied for second overall, Aric Holtzinger placed fifth and Mike Olson tied for seventh to pace the victory. It was the first of three boys golf titles Mountain View has won to date.
Mtn. View XC 1987 State Champs
All of the Mountain View's top five runners placed in the top 15 at the state meet at Thunderbird Park as the Toros unseated Phoenix Trevor Browne as state champs. The Toros Rene Acuna placed fifth, Charlie Amador (7 th ), Marlin Posvar (13 th ), Wayne Jensen (14 th ) and Glenn Thomas (15 th ).