Al Gasparian

Head Coach

One of the most winning volleyball coaches in college history

Alex Sarkisian

All American Football Player

Helped lead Northwestern to a win in the 1948 Rose Bowl

Dr. Ara Hairabedian

Honored Coach & Athlete

Fresno State Coach in football, swimming, gymnastics, swimming and water polo

Ara Parseghian

Head Coach

Led Notre Dame to two National Championship Titles

Art Mazmanian

Baseball Coach and Manager

All-American 2nd baseman USC Trojans 1948 National Championship Team

Ben Agajanian

Pro Football Player

Overcame injury to become pro football's second kicking specialist

Bobby Valentine

Professional Baseball Player and Manager

2002 Branch Rickey Award Winner for work with survivors of the 9/11 attacks

Chuck Essegian

Professional Baseball Player

1959 World Series Winner with the Los Angeles Dodgers

Danny Tarkanian

Coach & All American Basketball Player

Helped lead UNLV to a #1 National Ranking in College Basketball in 1982

Don Manoukian

Pro Football Player & Wrestler

Pacific Northwest Wrestling Heavyweight Champion 1964

Don Paul

Professional Football Player

Helped lead the Rams to an NFL Championship in 1951

Doug Krikorian


Covered the Southern California sporting scene for more than 45 years

Ed Kezirian

Head Coach

Won 100% of his games as head coach when he won the 2002 Las Vegas Bowl

Frank Chirkinian

Television Producer

Known as the 'Father of Televised Golf' for his impact on golf broadcasting

Fred Khasigian

College Athlete, Coach & Physician

Rugby coaching at Jesuit High School has produced 6 national championship teams

Garo Yepremian

Professional Football Player

Key member of the 1972 Miami Dolphins "Perfect Season" Team

Gary Kerkorian

Professional Football Player

Kerkorian held every Stanford passing record at the end of his Senior year 1951

Harry Hugasian

Professional Football Player

First Armenian to ever score a touchdown in a Rose Bowl game

Jack Kayajanian

Horse Racing Enthusiast

Helped establish the Armenian American Sports Hall of Fame

JC Agajanian

Auto Racing Pioneer

Racing team has successfully won multiple Indianapolis 500 races

Jerry Tarkanian

Head Coach

NCAA Men's Division I National Basketball Championship 1990

Joe Zakarian

Professional Golfer

PGA Golf Pro

Nish Kerkorian

Amateur Boxer

Helped train "Rifle Right Kerkorian"

Norm Manoogian

College Football Player

Played in the 1952 Rose Bowl

2002 Honoree

Rien Long

Professional Football Player

Won the Outland Trophy in 2002 as best college football interior lineman

Sam Boghosian

Coach & College Football Player

Boghosian was a member of the Bruins team that won the 1954 Rose Bowl

Steve Bedrosian

Professional Baseball Player

Bedrosian won the 1987 National League Cy Young Award

Steve Sarkisian

Coach & Pro Football Player

NCAA completion percentage record (91.2 percent) against Fresno State (31 of 34)

Tommy Lasorda

Professional Baseball Manager

Won two World Series and two National League pennants for the LA Dodgers