[Posted January 23, 2015] Uni’s legendary cross-country and track & field coach Dick Kampmann reached 90 years of age on January 13, but alumni from as far away as Brazil are headed back to Southern California for a surprise birthday party.
The cake, candles and memories will be on display beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, February 7, 2015 at The Waves Café at Pepperdine University (where Kampmann coached cross country and track after retiring from Uni).
Kampmann taught physical education and coached at Uni from 1960-84, leaving a remarkable legacy of success, unmatched by any other coach in school history:
- 8 All-City team championships
- 24 All-City individual champions
- 77 Western League team champions
- 252 Western League individual champions
- 875 dual-meet wins, vs. 267 losses and 3 ties (a 76.6% winning percentage!)
The event is free, but we do need to know how many folks are coming . . . so that we can have cake for everyone! Please RSVP by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than Tuesday, February 3. All the address and parking details can be found on this one-pager, which can be shared with friends.
And mums the word to Coach . . . it’s (still) a surprise!