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November 17, 1999
There are two fraternities in which Mike Giddings has been firmly connected. They are not connected, but both feature men with the utmost mutual respect for each other. "The U.S Marine Corps and football coaching," said Giddings, who grew up on Balboa Island and dreamed of playing football at Newport Harbor High, after watching legendary former Sailor fullback Hal Sheflin lead the Sailors to the Sunset League championship and a berth in the 1942 CIF finals against Bonita and Glenn Davis.
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By: | August 31, 2005
Year Coach Record 1931--Ralph Reed 2-4 1932--Ralph Reed 0-6 1933--Ralph Reed 3-3-2 1934--Ralph Reed 5-5 1935--Ralph Reed 4-3-1 1936--Ralph Reed 3-3 1937--Ralph Reed 6-2-1 1938--Dick Spaulding 3-2-3 1939--Dick Spaulding 5-3 1940--Wendell Pickens 4-3-1 1941--Wendell Pickens 4-4-1 1942--Wendell Pickens 9-1 1943--Les Miller 2-4 1944--Les Miller 4-2-1 1945--Les Miller...
NEWS
May 20, 2001
Roger Carlson COSTA MESA - A memorial service was held for David "Bucko" Shaw Saturday afternoon at the Lighthouse Church, and somewhat similar to many instances in his life over a span of 44 years, Bucko was kind of a step ahead of everyone. His ashes had been strewn along the end of 50th St. in Newport Beach on Friday. His heart, however, remains at 16th St. and Irvine. Services, which amounted to a celebration of the one-time Newport Harbor football player, and assistant coach, were about what you'd expect for someone who seemed to be everyone's friend, except if you were on the other side of the line of scrimmage when the Sailors lined up. Seemingly always in a "cruising pattern," Bucko Shaw leaves a number of "families" in his wake, as well as his parents, Bob and Dewey, brother Bob and sisters Sandy and Karen.
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By John Burton | August 6, 2009
When I think about surfing, two things that don’t come to mind are football players and U.S. Marines. So when my friend Laird Hayes introduced me to Mike Giddings, football player, coach, and Marine, and told me he had some great surfing stories I was a bit incredulous. But Laird wasn’t kidding. You could write a book about Mike’s football accomplishments. A player at Cal, defensive coordinator with John McKay at USC, an NFL coach and innovator of pro scouting — even coaching Newport Harbor High football until his scouting business became too demanding.
NEWS
June 12, 2001
Paul Clinton NEWPORT BEACH -- John McKay's face was familiar around town in the late 1970s and 1980s. The USC football icon, who died Sunday, liked to spend some of his leisure hours at the Balboa Bay Club, according to those who knew him. Newport Beach resident Paul Salata, the founder of Mr. Irrelevant Week and a former Trojan player in the 1940s, enjoyed spending time with McKay during those years. "He was down here a lot," Salata said.
NEWS
December 8, 2000
Don Cantrell Old and familiar boosters of Newport Harbor High football, 1949 linebacker Ed Mayer, 1989 Newport walk-on assistant coach Mike White and former Sailor grid chief Mike Giddings were cheering the Tars on at Saturday night's CIF semifinal clash against La Mirada at Davidson Field. The big hope now is that Harbor Coach Jeff Brinkley and his hard-working Tars, after defeating La Mirada, 35-16, can find good fortune in tonight's final clash against powerful Irvine, which beat the Sailors in the Sea View League opener, 19-14.
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By John Burton | August 6, 2009
When I think about surfing, two things that don’t come to mind are football players and U.S. Marines. So when my friend Laird Hayes introduced me to Mike Giddings, football player, coach, and Marine, and told me he had some great surfing stories I was a bit incredulous. But Laird wasn’t kidding. You could write a book about Mike’s football accomplishments. A player at Cal, defensive coordinator with John McKay at USC, an NFL coach and innovator of pro scouting — even coaching Newport Harbor High football until his scouting business became too demanding.
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By Steve Virgen | July 23, 2009
The down economy affects mostly everyone. It can cause challenges for high school football fundraising, even in Newport Beach. But Newport Harbor football boosters were provided a special treat for their continued support Monday at Newport Beach Country Club. After golfing with Newport Harbor Coach Jeff Brinkley, the Sailors supporters listened to short speeches from former Tars’ head man Mike Giddings and University of Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido. Giddings, the founder of ProScout Inc. who has coached on every level, delivered a heartfelt message mixed in with jokes.
NEWS
By: ROGER CARLSON | September 6, 2005
Highs and lows are items most football coaches try to teach their players to avoid, because highs are generally followed by lows. For Mike Giddings, Newport Harbor High's walk-on football coach for four years (1982-85), he found one of his very best highs in the form of a 24-21 Sea View League victory over the Sailors' No. 1 league nemesis in that time frame, Saddleback High's Roadrunners. Saddleback won, 21-10, in '82. Harbor rolled, 21-0, in '83 and the two tied, 26-26, in '84. So it was the rubber match in '85 and the Sailors were underdogs to a standout Saddleback team that would go on to win the CIF Southern Section Central Conference championship.
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By: | August 31, 2005
Year Coach Record 1931--Ralph Reed 2-4 1932--Ralph Reed 0-6 1933--Ralph Reed 3-3-2 1934--Ralph Reed 5-5 1935--Ralph Reed 4-3-1 1936--Ralph Reed 3-3 1937--Ralph Reed 6-2-1 1938--Dick Spaulding 3-2-3 1939--Dick Spaulding 5-3 1940--Wendell Pickens 4-3-1 1941--Wendell Pickens 4-4-1 1942--Wendell Pickens 9-1 1943--Les Miller 2-4 1944--Les Miller 4-2-1 1945--Les Miller...
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By: Chris Yemma | August 24, 2005
Dave Cadigan is not your typical surfer. A former offensive lineman in the NFL, Cadigan does not fit the small- to medium-build prototype of most surfers. But when dealing with large waves, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound frame might not be all that bad. In dealing with surf boards, though, it can become pretty costly. Luckily for Cadigan, now 40, he took care of his NFL money, and along with his income from his real estate ventures, he lives a pretty comfortable life.
NEWS
By: ROGER CARLSON | August 16, 2005
Elevated to the head coaching job at Newport Harbor High in 1982 in an attempt to right a ship which had been on course to rival the Titanic's destination in a three-year spiral, veteran football coach Mike Giddings saw his first team lose its first two games. But in reality, it was but the setup for a breakthrough season. And in a critical Sea View League duel with Saddleback High's Roadrunners, he threw the dice with a two-point attempt, and lost -- but not really.
NEWS
September 10, 2003
Roger Carlson Someone once asked what was the most exciting moment for me when I was a sportswriter for the Daily Pilot, covering high school football from 1964 to 1988, before I left the press box for a soap box as the newspaper's sports editor. The answer was, "Twenty-five years." Too many personalities, too many accomplishments and too many nights to remember defy a top 10 list. But there is a defining moment, each year, right about now as Labor Day slips by and the openers await.
NEWS
February 12, 2003
Barry Faulkner Coaching colleagues were among those who gave Craig Fertig, hired Monday to coach the Estancia High football team, a ringing endorsement as he takes over a program that was 1-18 the last two seasons. And while some cautioned those who believe Fertig's presence will restore the Eagles to the top competitive echelon overnight, all agree the program is fortunate to have someone with the former Oregon State head coach and longtime USC assistant's experience and background.
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