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*** 2004 ALL STAR FOOTBALL BANQUET ***

The 2004 BANQUET occurred on Monday, May 10th at the Three Flames Restaurant. The Master of Ceremonies was Bob Braunstein, Executive Producer Host for CAL-HI Sports Bay Area. The keynote speaker was Neil Parry, San Jose State former player and was introduced by John Ralston, past head coach of Utah State, Stanford University, Denver Broncos and San Jose State.

Pictures were taken of all the players and sponsors upon arriving. Dinner was enjoyed by all and the players introduced themselves following the speakers.

Also introduced were Charlie and Lucy Wedemeyer.


BANQUET 2003
The 2003 BANQUET occurred on Monday, May 12th. The Master of Ceremonies was Bob Braunstein, Executive Producer Host for CAL-HI Sports Bay Area. The speaker was Dr. Fitzgerald Hill, San Jose State head coach and was introduced by John Ralston, past head coach of Utah State, Stanford University, Denver Broncos and San Jose State.

The PLACE was at the banquet room at The Three Flames, 1547 Meridian, San Jose.

Pictures were taken of all the players and sponsors upon arriving. Dinner was enjoyed by all and the players introduced themselves following the speakers.

Also introduced were Charlie and Lucy Wedemeyer. And Coach Steve Mariucci was one of many parents there to sponsor and support their sons.

The following pictures are courtesy of Wayne Salvatore, Official Photographer of the 2003 All Star Game.










DR. FITZGERALD HILL
Dr. Fitzgerald Hill is the current Head football Coach at San Jose State University. Coach Hill was previously employed as assistant head football coach and also served as recruiting coordinator and wide receiver coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks. The 39-year-old Arkansas native is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Communications and Physical Education. Dr. Hill received his Master's Degree in Student Personnel Services from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where he served as a graduate assistant football coach. After a stint as a graduate assistant football coach with the Arkansas Razorbacks, Coach Hill returned to Northwestern as a full-time assistant in January 1990. He returned again to Arkansas in July 1990 as dorm counselor and volunteer coach, but was summoned to military duties, where he received the Bronze Star and Commendation Medal for services rendered in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

The veteran returned to his coaching and counseling duties at Arkansas for the 1991 football season. Dr. Hill's next coaching assignment was a brief stint at Utah State before, once again, returning to Arkansas as an assistant football coach in March 1992. In May 1997, Coach Hill was awarded the Doctorate of Education degree from the University of Arkansas. Since the initial completion of the degree requirements, Dr. Hill has continued to update his studies and has published several journal articles and made numerous presentations regarding the findings of his research. In fact, Coach HIll's research has been featured on ABC Nightline with Ted Koppel, HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumble, as well as ABC Sports and ESPN. Coach Hill was just recently profiled in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Coach Hill is married and his wife's name is Cynthia; they have two daughters, Destiny Jade (11) and Faith Monet (7), and a son, Justice Alexander (3).

JOHN RALSTON
John Ralston, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, serves as a special assistant to the Athletic Director at San Jose State University and has responsibilities in fundraising, corporate affairs and public relations. He was in college and professional football, coaching for five decades when he joined the University of California staff as an assistant coach in 1956 until his retirement following the 1996 season. Ralston has more than 23 seasons as a head coach at the college professional levels.

His first collegiate head position at the college level was Utah State University (1959-1962) compiling a 31-11-1 win-loss record with two post-season bowl appearances; at Stanford University (1963-1971), he remains the only football coach in the school's history to direct the team to consecutive Rose Bowl victories following the 1970 and 1971 regular seasons; and at San Jose State, he had an 11-34 win-loss record. Overall, in 17 seasons as a collegiate head coach, he has a 97-81-4 record.

Ralston coached professionally for the Denver Broncos (1972-1976) and the Oakland Invaders of the United States Football League (1983 and 1984). He was the first head coach in Denver Broncos' franchise history to lead the Broncos to a winning season when the 1973 team posted a 7-5-2 record. United Press International named him the American Football Conference "Coach of the Year" following the 1973 season.