The San Quentin Warriors began their season on March 29 2008, and now sport a winning record of 17 Wins and 8 Losses, said Head Coach, George Lamb. With another 7 games to go, it looks to be a heading for another winning season. The mission of the San Quentin Warriors is to use sports as an outreach ministry. It’s designed to help men discover challenges in their own personalities and character, and developing those areas through a spirit of good will and competition. The Warriors basketball team is open to any man with the right … [Read more...] about THE WARRIORS WINNING WAYS
Last month Brad Gilbert came to San Quentin to visit with the Inside Tennis Team, giving pointers on how team members could improve their game. For those who don’t recognize the name, Brad Gilbert is a former U.S. tennis champion and author of the book “Winning Ugly.” Gilbert hung out on the lower yard with the men for the afternoon, teaching and having some good down to earth fun. Dominating court with the grace and wisdom of a true champion, the men of San Quentin were both inspired and honored by Gilbert's visit. “When you are the … [Read more...] about TENNIS LEGEND WALKS ON COURT
The San Quentin Blues Brothers football team is sporting a winning record with three wins and one loss into their season. A good mixture of North Block and H-Unit of all races, and has a good practice program. With a large group of fans following them, Kudos to Coach Will Packer. … [Read more...] about FOOTBALL FANATICS IN THE HOUSE!
On Sept. 01, 2008, Ron Goodman plans to run the distance and time that would qualify him for the Boston Marathon. A part of the 1,000-Mile Club at San Quentin, Goodman is running approximately 60 miles a week in preparation for the 26.2 miles he hopes to run in under 3 hours, 15 minutes. About four years ago, while serving time at Folsom Prison, Goodman became serious about the discipline of running. He feels that it helps build character. “The Club is about learning discipline and healthy training,” says Goodman. His accomplishments also … [Read more...] about “Boston” Marathon Man
Everyone has heard of the San Quentin Giants, well, almost. One team that is not illuminated is the San Quentin Pirates softball team. Quiet as it’s kept, a lot of fans and prisoners come out regularly on Sunday afternoon to umpire, cheer, and sometimes express the intention of playing. The San Quentin Pirates played hardball in 2006 and 2007, coached by Kent Philpot. Stan-the-Man is the trusty bench coach, and two men in blue, Frankie Smith, and Will Packer, assisted in the management. Briefly, in 2007, they had a fast pitch league. So … [Read more...] about San Quentin Pirates The Forgotten
The San Quentin Warriors basketball team has a very colorful history. I’ve been here for eight years, played for the first four, and was sidelined by injuries in the middle of the fifth. After being out for two seasons, and in the middle of my comeback, I was recruited by the team to assume the role of “Head coach.” With only 7 wins and 11 losses, we were in trouble, and in danger of having our first losing season only to finish 18 and 14. This year began with a real training camp, which included a rigorous strength and conditioning focus; … [Read more...] about San Quentin Warriors
Someone asked me today why it is that we don’t have more than one football team here in SQ(?). He went further to say he thought it would be more competitive if there were. I could have responded simply by saying the same reason there’s only one baseball, and one basketball team; but I didn’t. I tried to explain to him that we, the Blues Brothers, have a mission, and gave him a brief description of what that objective is. The discussion suggests to me a misconception of our program by the general population. My name is William, “Big Will” … [Read more...] about Flag Football’s “Blues Brothers”
The San Quentin Giants have managed to win more than they’ve lost, so far. This past Saturday (May 31, 2008) there was a sense of “wow” that the “Santa Monica Suns” had come over 500 miles just to play the game we all love, Baseball! While the San Quentin Giants have plenty of dirt to overturn before they can claim they’re real contenders, thoughts of the Suns seemed to be that of, “No problem here.” The Suns had their struggles, as did the San Quentin Giants, but, after 5 innings, it was 9-0 (San Quentin Giants). With Chris Rich on the … [Read more...] about San Quentin Giants “Winning” Season