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The 2005 BANQUET occurred on Monday, May 9th 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 Dick Tomey, new San Jose State coach and he was introduced by John Ralston.

Pictures were taken of all the players and sponsors upon arriving. The pictures are available on each of the player's pages. At the dinner all the players introduced themselves following the speakers.

Also attending was Charlie and Lucy Wedemeyer.

The following are collages of the events at the banquet

Dick Tomey
Dick Tomey, formerly the assistant head coach and defensive ends coach for the nationally-ranked 2005 Rose Bowl participant University of Texas, accepted the San José State University football head coaching position. Tom Bowen, the director of athletics at San Jose State, made the announcement at a December 29 press conference.

With 24 seasons as a successful major college football head coach, Tomey is taking over the reins of his third program. He was the head coach at the University of Hawaii from 1977 through 1986 and the University of Arizona from 1987 through 2000. The new San Jose State coach left both universities as each school’s all-time leader in NCAA Division I-A coaching victories. Tomey, College Football Hall of Fame members George Welsh of Virginia and Navy, and the late Paul "Bear" Bryant while at Kentucky and Alabama are the only Division I-A coaches to lead multiple schools in all-time major college coaching wins.

His 158-110-7 overall major college head coaching record will place him among the top-10 active Division I-A head coaches for career victories and games coached when he takes the field leading the Spartans for the first time on September 3, 2005 in Spartan Stadium against Eastern Washington University. A two-time conference "Coach of the Year," he posted a 63-46-3 win-loss record at Hawaii and a 95-64-4 mark at Arizona.