May 19, 2006
BERKELEY, Calif. - Dan Ferrigno, California's wide receiver coach, will be inducted into the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame at its 24th-annual banquet/induction ceremonies Saturday, May 20. Ferrigno is one of eight former all-city athletes who will be honored at the Spanish Cultural Center-Patio Espanol Restaurant in San Francisco.
During the 1969 and 1970 seasons, Ferrigno was the top receiver at Archbishop Riordan High School. Ferrigno garnered first-team All-West Coast Athletic Conference (WCAL), All-Bay Area and third-team All-Northern California accolades as a prep wide receiver. He also was an All-WCAL centerfielder on the 1971 Crusaders baseball team, as he topped the league in stolen bases.
A native of San Francisco, Ferrigno rejoined the Cal football staff after the 2005 season. He previously coached the Golden Bears tight ends, receivers and special teams from 1996-99, and served as a graduate assistant in 1980-81. Prior to his current return to Berkeley, he served as the receivers coach at Oregon for five years.
Ferrigno has also had coaching stops at St. Ignatius High School, San Francisco State (his alma mater), Pacific, Western Michigan, Oregon State and Southern California. The veteran coach is a member of Riordan's Hall of Fame and San Francisco State's Athletic and Football Halls of Fame.