Steve Timmons, one of the greatest volleyball players to come out of the Newport-Mesa area, is one of four inductees who will enter the California Sports Hall of Fame next month.
Timmons, a former Newport Harbor and Orange Coast College standout who led the U.S. national team to gold medals in 1984 and 1988, along with Super Bowl winning coach Dick Vermeil (Rams) NFL Hall of Famer Mike Haynes (Raiders) and play-by-play Kings announcer Bob Miller will be honored during an induction ceremony at the Ontario Convention Center Feb. 27, starting at 5 p.m.
After playing at Newport Harbor and OCC, Timmons starred at USC and later for the U.S. men's national team. He helped lead Team USA to its first gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. The Americans were known for winning the triple crown with Timmons, as they won the Olympics in 1984, the World Cup in 1985 and the World Championships in 1986.