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One honoree called Friday’s ceremony at Long Beach City College an “antiques show,” and was amazed so many men were up before noon to attend such an event. What actually took place was the second Hall of Champions Emeritus Induction ceremony, honoring eight former LBCC athletes and coaches whose participation at the school was at least 50 years ago. “This is probably one of the greatest days of the year for Long Beach City College, especially for athletics” said Dean of Athletics John Fylpaa. “It’s one of those days you just feel good about being a Long Beach resident and being at Long Beach City College.” For the second year, LBCC reached way back into its athletic history to honor Williams C. Barnes (basketball, 1949-50), Tom Clark (track and cross country, 1946-47), Gene Gillies (track and football, 1948-52), Rollie Eilerts (instructor, coach, administrator, 1959-89), Irvin “Red” Meairs (basketball and baseball, 1942), Dick Fischl (track, 1957), Roger Hull (football and baseball, 1953-55) and Darryl Rogers (football, 1952-53). Barnes, Clark, Hull and Gillies attended the event while Meairs and Eilerts, both deceased, were represented by family members. Rogers planned to attend but his daughter passed away early in the week and he couldn’t come. “I have to thank the City of Long Beach and I have to thank the Long Beach Unified School District and I have to thank Long Beach City College and I have to thank Long Beach State,” said Gillies, a longtime football and track coach at Lakewood High who “fell in love” with athletics while a student at Jordan High and decided to become a coach and teacher. “I wanted to return to the young people (I coached) what those people who coached me gave to me.” Barnes, who served as Executive Dean of LBCC’s Pacific Coast campus from 1992-97, was one of the first African-American student athletes at LBCC and the first to play basketball. “Athletics and Long Beach City College are a part of the building blocks (of my life),” he said. “If I had my life to live over again, I’d live it exactly the same way.” Former LBCC athletic director Chuck McFerrin, who created the Hall of Champions in 2002, emceed the event. New LBCC president/superintendent Eloy Oakley spoke briefly as did former Long Beach mayor Beverly O’Neill, who worked at LBCC for over 30 years and worked with several inductees. “This is like coming home,” she said. Hull came down for the ceremony from his home in Medford, Ore. A football and baseball star who later served as Assistant Dean and Dean of Student Affairs at LBCC, he’s the one who made the “antiques show” comment. Eilerts, a longtime coach and administrator, was represented by his widow, Laura. She remembered feeding his football players, especially the always hungry offensive linemen, and how her husband insisted on making them a part of his family. She also remembered what he would say before leaving for work. “I can’t believe they pay me to do this job.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!