2012 Cerritos College Hall of Fame Inductees

Distinguished Coach - Wally Kincaid (Baseball)
is considered one of the key inventors of how is played at the collegiate level. As the first head baseball coach in Cerritos College history, he spent 22 years at the helm and won six state championships, while posting a career record of 678-163 (.806 winning percentage). Wally also led his teams to 15 conference championships, 51 tournament championships and a 60-game winning streak that spanned over three seasons. He was named the National Community College Coach of the Century by Baseball America Magazine and was inducted into the Community College Coaches Hall of Fame and National College Baseball Hall of Fame. Over 100 of his players have moved on to become coaches at all levels. After working at Cerritos College, he served as an assistant coach during three College World Series appearances for Cal State Long Beach. In 1992 the Cerritos College baseball field was named in his honor.

Distinguished Male Athlete - Although he only played one season at Cerritos College (1964), Ron Yary (Football) went on to have a Hall of Fame career as an offensive lineman with the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL. In his one season with the Falcons, Ron was an all-conference selection and then played three years at USC, where he won the Outland Trophy as the nation's best offensive lineman and Knute Rockne Award his senior year. He helped the Trojans win the National Championship before becoming the first offensive lineman ever to be drafted #1 overall in the NFL, where he was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection. He appeared in three Super Bowls with the Vikings and was named the NFC Offensive Lineman of the year three times. In 2001, Ron Yary was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.

Distinguished Female Athlete - Barbara Reinalda (Softball)
helped put the Cerritos College softball team on the map. As a member of the first two Falcon teams in school history, she was voted the conference's Most Valuable Player both seasons, went undefeated in her career as a pitcher and batted over .500 over the course of both seasons. After completing her collegiate career at Cal Poly Pomona, Barbara spent 19 years as a pitcher for the world-renowned Raybestos Brakettes of Stratford, Connecticut and posted a career record of 441-31 with 19 perfect games. She was a member of Team USA during both the World Championships and Pan American Games and was inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame in 1999. Additionally, Barbara is a member of the International Softball Federation Hall of Fame and spent 11 years as the head coach of women's softball at Yale University.