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Mohon honors past athletes

Before each inductee accepted their plaque and shared their stories of being in the district, a person from the district who was close to the individual would present them with the plaque and also share a few words.

Bill Baker, 2009 Hall of Fame inductee and former basketball coach and athletic director gave the introduction for Bill Gold, who was a former baseball coach at the district who won three league championships and three co-championships. Gold was also a social studies teacher from 1968 to 2000 and a member of the 1963 Mohonasen Suburban Council co-champion baseball team.

"When I had my teams, we used to invite them over to the house for a spaghetti dinner," said Baker. "Well, Bill continued that when he continued his baseball coaching career, so it is very flattering for him to have done that."

Gold said it was a great honor to be inducted after spending a great deal of time in his life at the district.

"This a special honor for me, special, because like Debbie Capullo and Dan Lucca, not only did I teach and coach in Mohonasen, but I also graduated from Mohonasen," said Gold. "Having spent over 45 years here in some capacity you can understand the special bond I have with Mohonasen, which makes this honor very special for me."

Gold said he might have placed too much emphasis on winning and his own importance for successes that were had during his coaching career. He wanted to thank those individuals that where truly responsible for the success of the baseball team, which were Baker that taught him many lessons he would later use, administers that supported the programs and other school officials and support staff at the school. Also, the little league coaches that prepared individuals and coaches he played under and his family.

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