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Alumnus of the Year 2016

2016 Alumni of the Year

Our Alumnus of the year, Ernest "Doc" Schlepper, Jr.,  graduated from Burlingame High School in 1972 where he excelled not only as a student but also in basketball and baseball. Doc was inducted into the BHS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.  His father, Ernest "Doc" Schlepper, was inducted into the BHS Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990.  He and his father are the only father-son duo to recieve this award.  Doc was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame last year and was named Cal-Hi Sports State Coach of the Year in 2014.

Doc started his coaching career at Capuchino in 1988,  he returned to Burlingame High School to coach boy’s basketball in 1991. In 1995 his daughter transferred to Pinewood School in Los Altos and so did Doc where he has continued to coach the Pinewood girl’s basketball team.   Doc has compiled an impressive record consisting of more than 500 wins and six state championships.


Alumni of the Year Program

Each year we honor a former student of Burlingame High School as the Alumni of the Year.

A brief overview of the criteria for nomination: All who are graduates of Burlingame High School for at least ten years at the time of their nomination. Graduates in all walks of life are included, such as the armed services, athletics, business, education, engineering, electronics, fine arts, government, law, literature, media, medicine, non-profits, performing arts, science and any other areas of contribution.

Click here to open detailed nomination criteria in a new window. 

Recent recipients have included BHS teachers, judges, politicians and tv personalities and many others. You may submit your candidate by printing out and submitting the form to the Alumni of Year Committee at BHS Alumni Association, 1 Mangini Way, Burlingame, CA 94010.  

Click here to open and print the Alumni of the Year nomination form.