2018 Canyon Hall of Fame Inductees
CHS Faculty, Athletic Director and Coach
Lance Eddy served Canyon High School as a Mathematics Teacher, Athletic Director, and Coach during his distinguished career. As the Girls Varsity Softball Coach, Eddy led Canyon to 23 CIF playoffs in 26 years with a lifetime record of 497 wins and 246 losses. Off the field, Eddy oversaw the installation of Canyon’s Softball facilities and was instrumental in developing one of the West Coast’s most prestigious Softball Tournaments, the “Michelle Carew Classic.” In 2002, the OUSD Board of Trustees renamed the Canyon field “Eddy Field” in honor of his service and commitment to Canyon and the community. Eddy retired from teaching in 2003 and retired from coaching in 2009.
Eric Lin, M.D.
Tennis, CHS Alumnus 1993
Eric Lin was a standout scholar-athlete and a 3-time league champion in the Tennis program, losing only 10 sets out of the 163 he faced in high school. As the Boys 18 National Champion, Lin went on to compete in the 1993 US Open.
Lin was recruited by top ranked UCLA, and played all four years, serving as Team Captain his senior year. He is a two-time NCAA Division 1 All-American. Lin received his medical degree and completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at UCLA, and was a Fellow for Spine Surgery at Rush University in Chicago. Dr. Lin is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and practices in Orange County, CA.
Inaugural CHS Faculty 1973
Football and Wrestling Coach
Mike Weinkauf attended BYU on a football scholarship, received his Master’s from the University of San Francisco, and was hired as a member of Canyon High School’s inaugural staff in 1973. Weinkauf taught English, History, and Speech and coached Football and Wrestling. As an early adapter of video technology, Weinkauf incorporated video production into the learning curriculum and went on to play an instrumental role in developing the Television and Video Production program at Canyon High School. Weinkauf has four children who are all educators, including his son Chris who is a current English teacher and a Golf Coach at Canyon. Weinkauf retired in 2010 after 37 years of teaching.