Two Escalon coaches, the father-son duo of Bob and Mark Loureiro, are being inducted into the Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame, in ceremonies set for Sunday, Aug. 24.
They are two of the inductees for the 2014 class for the Hall of Fame and have coached and taught at Escalon High School for decades, starting with dad Bob and followed by son Mark. They have a number of Section and State titles in football and baseball between them. Mark also currently serves as the school’s Athletic Director.
The elder Loureiro had the most success on the baseball diamond, his teams going 604-324 from 1963 to 2004. He also coached football and served as the school’s athletic director as well.
Son Mark has been at the helm of Escalon football since 1989, going 246-45-1 over that period and including a victory in the 2010 CIF State Division 3 championship bowl game.
This year’s inductees were decided through a lengthy process that included months of research and three separate committees. The induction banquet and ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 24 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
The Section’s inaugural class in 2010 had 56 members and the 2012 group had 43 inductees. This third class makes a total of 131 Hall of Fame inductees.
CIF Sac-Joaquin Section oversees high school athletics for 197 schools and 225,000 students.