1975-1984 Football Reunion

Group of USD football players and coaches gathered together on USD campus

On November 6, 2021 at the USD vs. Morehead State game, a USD Football Reunion took place with over 80 attendees.  Those in attendance were players, coaches and trainers from primarily the 1975-1984 teams, with a few players from later years. These alumni student-athletes have represented USD well over the years with such professions in medicine, dental, law, judgeships, education, coaching, training, athletic director, physical therapy,  real estate, financial planning, banking, entertainment, actors, producers, military, law enforcement, defense industry, construction, aviation, business, mental health, psychiatry, administration, pharmaceutical, CEO’s, media, video production, television, news reporting, officiating, nutrition, insurance, stock market, sales, tech industry, farming, restaurants, mentorship, politics, city manager, ministry and entrepreneurs.

This event was organized and sponsored by alumnus/football player Mark “Garo” Garibaldi ’82 (BA), who played fullback from 1977-1980.

From left to right: 

Front row kneeling:  Bruce Jans, Preston Sims, Garo and Keith Rodda

Second row: Louis Canchola, Tim Cromwell, Joey Schmidt,  Jimmy Smith, Jackson Muekke, Dave Maynard, Rock Conyers, Jeff Flannigan, John Finneran, Tony Salay, Chris Beason, Hank Robinson, Chris Beaver, Dave Amarante, Thom MacFarlane, and trainer Carolyn Ryback-Greer

Third and fourth Row: Mike McGee, Joe Eno, Barney Rumps, John Manson, Mike McNamara, Mike Rish, Bill Enquist, Trainer Larry Roberts, Tony Lennon (baseball hat) , David Gilmore (cowboy hat), Tom Strickland, Jim Valenzuela (baseball hat), John Amarillas, Gary Holley, Chuck Schoepp, Bruce Ognibene,  John Couvrette, Steve Loomis, Mike Ledbetter, Bill Haley, Kevin McGarry, Mike Healy (hat), Trace Gallagher, Jim Goldstone, (Bruce Taylor-top of head),Coach Brian Fogarty, Don Niklas.

Group photo taken by Robyn Garibaldi. 

One Response
  1. Jackson Muecke Reply

    So happy to see all these guys still above ground and still causing trouble. Wonderful reunion…great work, Garo.

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