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Jeff Tedford – Football Coach

Jeff Tedford is a College Football Coach who is currently the head coach of the Fresno State Bulldogs of the Mountain West Conference. He is best known as the former coach of the California Golden Bears, where he was twice named Pac-10 Coach of the Year and holds Cal records for most wins, games coached, and bowl game victories.

Tedford played college football for Fresno State before playing professionally at quarterback in the Canadian Football League (CFL). In his first head coaching position, Tedford inherited a Cal team that had won only one game in its 2001 season. He was named conference coach of the year in his first season in 2002 after winning seven games. Cal was ranked No. 2 nationwide midseason in 2007, the school’s highest ranking since 1951.
 


Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger – Pilot

Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III is the heroic Captain of what has been dubbed the “Miracle on the Hudson.” After logging more than 20,000 hours of service in the skies, Sullenberger became an international hero on January 15, 2009 when he and his crew safely guided US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City’s frigid Hudson River and saved the lives of 155 people. The Airbus A320’s two engines had lost thrust following a bird strike. Sullenberger and his crew have won international acclaim for their actions that day, including the passage of a Congressional resolution recognizing their bravery.


Gary Williams – Voice Professional

You may not recognize his face, but you’ve heard Gary’s voice on dozens of radio and television commercials and corporate narrations including Hewlett Packard, Macys, Alaska Airlines, Bank of America, Cisco Systems, Lockheed, Facebook, and too many others to mention.
He’s also “The Voice” of the Oakland Raiders, handling the public address duties at the Oakland Coliseum. In addition, he’s also done P.A. work for Stanford Football, The Oakland A’s and the San Jose Earthquakes.
Gary was the announcer at the CBS Television affiliate in San Francisco for almost 10 years. In his “spare” time, he and his wife Liz, are parents of four boys, two of whom are in the fire service.