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On November 9, 2015 the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame will welcome four new members:

John Carlos: Olympic Medalist, NCAA Champion, Civil Rights Icon
Chris Carver: Legendary Synchronized Swimming Coach, U.S. National Team Coach
Jeff Garcia: NFL Pro-Bowl Quarterback, SJSU Record Holder
Manuel "Mani" Herdandez: Olympian, MLS Trailblazer, Acclaimed Youth Coach

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Established in 1995, the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame honors those who have made extraordinary contributions in the sports world. Each inductee

  • Developed his or her skills in Santa Clara County,
  • Played or coached for a county team or school,
  • Represented county as an individual athlete or
  • Contributed in some extraordinary way to greater San Jose community in a sports-related program or project.

The public may nominate candidates, and inductees are selected by the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors.


Induction Ceremony and Dinner

Held every November on the floor of HP Pavilion, this gala event honors the inductees as well as those to be honored as Male and Female High School Athletes of the Year, Male and Female Amateur Athletes of the Year and Special Olympian of the year. Proceeds from the dinner benefit Special Olympics Northern California.

Pictures/video of past induction ceremonies:










Ninety seven men and women have been inducted into the Hall. Each is honored with a bronze plaque with his or her likeness and highlights of their career. The plaques are displayed on the concourse of SAP Center at San Jose.
2004 Inductee biographies
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2014 Inductee biographies
2015 Inductee biographies