Written by The Business Journal Staff
The Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame has announced its 2016 class of inductees to be honored at the group’s 58th annual enshrinement dinner in November.
The 2016 class includes:
Ron Adams — Basketball
The Laton, California, native is currently serving as an assistant coach for the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors. Considered one of the Association’s top assistant coaches, Adams has worked for seven different NBA teams over the last 22 years. He is a former Fresno State and Fresno Pacific Head Basketball Coach, as well as serving as an assistant for both programs. He was also an assistant on Jerry Tarkanian’s Final Four teams at UNLV.
Bill Glasson — Golf
Glasson qualified for the PGA tour in 1983, turning pro after twice being named an All-American at Oral Roberts University. The McLane High School graduate had seven victories while competing on the PGA tour through 1997. He currently competes regularly on the PGA Senior Tour.
Yvette Roberts — Basketball
Roberts excelled as an all-around athlete at Washington Union High School in Easton and then focused on basketball at Fresno State. She was the state high school long jump champion and led the Panthers women’s basketball team to a 1985 Division II Valley title during her senior year. By the end of her Bulldog career, she was the all-time leading rebounder in program history and was named All-Conference three times. She went on to play 12 seasons professionally in Europe, earning numerous MVP honors. Roberts was also named a “Top Dog” distinguished Fresno State Alumnus in 2011.
Paul Schecter — General/athletic trainer
For 27 years, Schecter served as athletic trainer for the Fresno State football program. He was inducted into the Far Western Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame in 2001. He has served as Team Trainer for various Olympic teams as well as the U. S. Track and Field trials, numerous AAU Nation Track and Field Championships and meets, and the Military World Games.
Billy Volek — Football
This Clovis West High School and Fresno State product played 10 seasons for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and 37 more games with the San Diego Chargers. As a starting quarterback for the Bulldogs from 1997 to 1999, he finished in the Top 10 all-time in touchdown passes and passing yardage. He led the Bulldogs to a Western Athletic Conference title in 1999 while setting a career NCAA record for lowest percentage of passes intercepted (12 interceptions vs. 57 touchdowns and 6,532 yards passing).
The 58th Annual Enshrinement Awards Dinner is Nov. at the Fresno Convention Center’s Valdez Hall. The President’s Reception will be at 6 pm. Dinner will be served at 7 pm. For tickets and other information go to fresnoahof.org.
Walt Byrd, president of the FAHOF, will also be providing an update on the progress towards a future home for the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame at the event.