Vernon (Pinky) Bebernes
Vernon (Pinky) Bebernes
Sport: Football
Inducted: 1988

Vernon "Pinky" Bebernes was named to the CCAA All-Conference first team three times for his baseball efforts and once for football, and also received Little All-Coast honors for his football participation. In baseball he earned the highest batting average in 1946 and tied for the second highest batting average in CCAA standings in 1948-49. In football, his record for the best punting average, set in 1949 at 41.9, stood for 35 years.

Vernon played professional baseball for two years with the Stockton Ports. He has coached various sports including baseball, football, basketball and golf. From 1955-63 he was the assistant and head coach for Santa Maria High School football team. He also coached his daughter who was on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour in the 1970s.

In 1982 he retired from Alan Hancock College where he was a teacher, coach, and Assistant Dean. Prior to his passing away in April of 2005, he spent a great of time in his garden in which he took great pride.