Notre Dame High School hosted its annual Hall of Fame and Knights of Honor Ceremony on February 26. The ceremony included three inductees into the Hall of Fame and four into The Knights of Honor.
Hall of Fame inductees include, head football coach Joe McNab, Christy Parker Shinnick (’87) and Kai Forbath (’06).
One of Notre Dame’s longest standing employees, Joe McNab started his career with the Knights in the fall of 1981. Through his years at Notre Dame, coach McNab has built a versatile resume and has shown tremendous success on the field and in the classroom, as he has compiled dozens of championships at the league, state and CIF level. McNab was also named Most Inspirational Teacher of the Year in 1994, and has also been recognized as a Coach of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and the Daily News.
Christy Parker Shinnick ‘87
As a freshman in the fall of 1983, Christy Parker Shinnick ’87 was part of a new beginning for Notre Dame, as she was one of the first-year girls who were admitted to the school. She was a member of the first Lady Knights swim team, volleyball team, and basketball team. A multi-sport athlete, Parker Shinnick was a four-year letterman and was twice named to the high school All-American Interscholastic Swim Team in 1986 and 1987.
Kai Forbath ‘06
One of Kevin Rooney’s most successful kickers, Kai Forbath earned six varsity letters, with four in football and two in soccer during his time at Notre Dame. Over the 2004 and 2005 football seasons, Forbath converted 26 of 33 field goal attempts, scoring 213 points. His big leg shortened the field for the ND offense as he routinely made kicks of 50 yards or more, including a career long of 57 yards. Kai also forced touchbacks on 150 of 188 kickoffs while finishing 134-135 in extra point attempts.
The Knights of Honor inductees include, vice principal of student life, Rob Thomas, Joe Allegretti (’82), the Greenfield Family and the Stubblefield Family.
Through four decades at Notre Dame, Rob has served as a teacher, coach, dean of men, activities director and as vice principal of student life. In the classroom, Thomas taught biology, chemistry, physical science, algebra, and senior religion. He was the golf coach from 1982 to 1987, which included coaching the first girl golfers at Notre Dame. Later, he helped Head Coach Joe McNab in Track, coaching middle distance runners, and has been a part of the coaching staff that has won 10 CIF team titles, one California State Title, and numerous CIF Individual Championships.
Joe Allegretti ‘82
Joseph A. Allegretti graduated in the Class of ’82. While attending Notre Dame, he participated in California Scholarship Foundation (CSF), and the Senior Advisory Board. Allegretti was influenced by several teachers including Carl Abato, Fr. John Bitterman, Br. Regan Chapman, John Cser, Br. Thomas Frey, John Hill and Michael Miller. Allegretti was a member of our Board of Directors for 11 years, serving as board chair for two years.
The Stubblefield Family
A family of six, all three Stubblefield boys attended Notre Dame, while their sisters went to local all-girls schools, but made Notre Dame a second home, attending sporting events and dances. The Stubblefield Family is extremely grateful for all Notre Dame has done for its family over the last 50+ years. In 2013, as a thank you to Notre Dame and in remembrance of their brother Barry, Rick and Greg Stubblefield contributed a naming gift for the renovation of the school library, the Barry Stubblefield Library
The Greenfield Family
Alumni parents, Phillip and Kathy Greenfield, graduated all seven of their sons from Notre Dame, Jeff ’79, Dave ’80, James ’82, Bob ’85, Brian ’87, Mike ’90, and Matt ’92. Amongst the boys, there were several athletics accolades including, 15 soccer letterman and 5 all-league players, six cross country letterman and four league titles, four football letterman and two all-league football players and one varsity football league title and one JV football title.
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