Class of 2014

Manuel Bermudez Jr.


Antioch High School 1995

Pitching ace Manuel Bermudez Jr. and legendary Antioch baseball coach John Whitman agreed that they didn’t always see eye to eye on everything, but one thing was indisputable: Bermudez left his mark as one of the school’s best pitchers ever. Read More “Manuel Bermudez Jr.”

Mark Butterfield


Antioch High School 1991

The early 1990s was a golden era for Antioch football, as Mark Butterfield was one of five Panthers in a five-year span to eventually play in the National Football League. Read More “Mark Butterfield”

Cal Chaney


Antioch High School 1954

Antioch wasn’t the biggest school in the Contra Costa Athletic League in the 1953 football season, but its offensive and defensive linemen were touted as being perhaps the biggest and most physical in the league. One of the best was Cal Chaney, a 6-foot-2 and 205-pound senior. Read More “Cal Chaney”

Cristina Conn


Antioch High School 1993

After two years of being one of the best, Antioch High School’s Cristina Conn was the best as a senior. After a record-setting performance to win the North Coast Section championship, Conn won the 1993 National High School championship. Read More “Cristina Conn”

Brooks Golden

Community Leader

When the Antioch Junior High gym was renamed Brooks Golden Gym in 1987, no doubt some old-timers lovingly referred to it as “Knothead Gym.” Years earlier, parents of an Antioch High student sent Golden a heartfelt letter thanking him for being such a positive influence on their son, and added that his calling students “knothead” had become almost a badge of honor. Read More “Brooks Golden”

Matt Hurd

Track and Field

Antioch High School 1996

After Matt Hurd qualified for the CIF State track championship meet in the high jump as a sophomore in 1994, an Antioch Ledger columnist called Hurd a name to watch for in the future. How right that was. Read More “Matt Hurd”

Stacey Johnson

All-Around Athlete

Antioch High School 1991

Stacey Johnson’s association with the Antioch basketball team began early. As a seventh-grader at Park Junior High, she was the student manager for varsity coach Sue Cottier, Read More “Stacey Johnson”

Dave Kirkpatrick

All-Around Athlete

Antioch High School 1958

It isn’t likely that someone will achieve what Dave Kirkpatrick did as a senior at Antioch in 1957-58. He was not just a four-sport athlete – he excelled at all four. Kirkpatrick started his senior year by being named first-team All-Diablo Valley Athletic League as a receiver in football. Read More “Dave Kirkpatrick”

Mike Lucky


Antioch High School 1994

It is a rare find for a football coach when he gets a player who combines three of the most desirable, innate attributes of a great player: Size, speed and athletic talent. Such was the package that Mike Lucky presented for the Antioch Panthers. Read More “Mike Lucky”

Aaron Miles


Antioch High School 1995

Had he never played another game after the 1995 North Coast Section championship, Aaron Miles would still be considered one of the greatest baseball players ever at Antioch High. Read More “Aaron Miles”