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2019 Canyon Hall of Fame Inductees

Zach Cooper

Alumni Class of 1990

Zach was a 2X State and CIF Wrestling Champion with an undefeated record his junior and senior year. He received All-American honors at both the Cadet and Junior Nationals, was an NHSCA Sr. National Champion and was featured in AWN Magazine and selected to the WUSA Dream Team. He went on to attend Harvard University where he competed all four years and placed 5th twice in the EIWA Tournament Championships. After graduating in ‘94 with a degree in Computer Science, Cooper began a career in finance, most recently as the Chief Investment Officer for a Capital Management group..

Rob Deer

Alumni Class of 1978

Rob was All-League in both football and baseball at Canyon and was drafted in the 4th round of MLB by the San Francisco Giants out of high school. After several seasons with the Giants, Deer went on to play for the Milwaukee Brewers, where he was featured in Sports Illustrated in 1987 after hitting a game-tying homerun that gave the Brewers their 12th win for the season. Deer hit over 200 home runs during his 12 years in the MLB and went on to serve as hitting coach for the San Diego Padres, as well as the Chicago Cubs after hanging up his cleats. He currently lives in Arizona and is the owner of Rob Deer Baseball Camps.

Eric DeGraw

Alumni Class of 1985

Eric was a standout athlete as a First-Team All-League baseball player, and an All-League and League MVP football player. He was a member of the 1984 CIF Championship Baseball team and was named Male Athlete of the Year in 1985. DeGraw was recruited to play NCAA Division 1 baseball for top-ranked Stanford University as the centerfielder for the 1987 and 1988 College World Series National Championship teams. After graduating in 1989 with a degree in Economics, he now works in New York as the Vice President for IAC, focusing most of his attention on IAC’s mergers and acquisitions and IRS tax controversy.

Jeff Leuenberger

Alumni Class of 1997

Jeff was a contributing member of the 1996 CIF Championship Baseball team and received the CIF Player of the Year award. In 1997 he was selected to the All-County 1st Team and OC All-Star Team and was awarded the League Player of the Year. Leuenberger continued to help Comanche Baseball win a second CIF Championship in 1997, pitching a 1 hit shutout with 15 strikeouts in the 97 CIF Championship game. He earned a scholarship to Cal State Long Beach for baseball and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers. He is now a Senior Business Development Executive with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and is actively involved with the Canyon Baseball team giving back through his time and donations.

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