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RAIDER

LEGEND

2021 RAIDER LEGEND

BROTHER
GALE CONDIT, FSC

Biography by Larry Holder '98, columnist for The Athletic

 

You know you’re special to Archbishop Rummel when you never actually attended the school, but you’ve received two honorary diplomas in two different centuries. Those honors are only two of the many reasons why Brother Gale Condit has earned the 2021 Raider Legend award.


Brother Gale helped mold Rummel from the ground up being assigned to teach at the school four times starting as early as 1965. He returned for stints in 1972-1976, 1989-1999 and 2012-2016. He taught senior religion and freshman government.

His ARHS efforts extended outside the daily classroom as well. He served as the initiator and moderator of the International Relations Club at Rummel for several years. Brother Gale then developed the Rummel Renaissance program -- where local businesses provided awards for students excelling in academics. The successful program also funded the annual national college tour. 

Brother Gale was born in Eau Claire, Wisc., but grew up in west Texas where graduated from Cathedral High School (a Christian Brothers’ school in El Paso).
 
Following his final span at Rummel, Brother Gale became the development director for the San Francisco New Orleans District Lasallian Christian Brothers Foundation, a position he’s still in today. He also co-directs the St. La Salle Auxiliary.

Fr. Wayne Roca, S.J.

2020 RAIDER LEGEND

Father Roca became a Raider in 1990 and is considered an all-time favorite chaplain, mentor, teacher, and colleague.  His extraordinary love and care for the Raider community touched thousands.  He deeply appreciated the history and traditions of his beloved school, especially Raider Pride.  

Joseph “Joey” Boh

2018 RAIDER LEGEND

A man of influence and leadership, Joseph “Joey” Boh has influenced countless Raider students in the classroom and on athletic fields. He has excelled as a teacher for over 30 years and his contributions are unparalleled.  He is the essence of a Christian gentleman. 

Isaac Campbell Musselwhite

2018 RAIDER LEGEND

A beloved English teacher for 1967 to 1999, Mr. Musslewhite taught thousands of Raiders to appreciate literature and grammar and to be Raider gentlemen. 

Bro. John Fairfax, FSC

2017 RAIDER LEGEND

A longtime Archbishop Rummel administrator from the school's early years, Brother John's name is tired to countless traditions, including the naming of the school's mascot. 

Mary Ann Robarts

2016 RAIDER LEGEND

A Student Council moderator and English teacher for decades, Mrs. Robarts helped to create many Raider traditions while forming thousands of Raider student leaders. 

Coach Don Perret

2015 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

A hard-nosed football coach who instilled discipline in his players, Coach Perret will always be remembered for coining the phrase "Raider Pride" at a 1971 pep rally. 

“Coach” Bill Arthurs

2014 RAIDER LEGEND

The school's first basketball coach, Mr. Arthurs is best known for teaching thousands of Raiders to type and for photographing more events in Archbishop Rummel history. 

Wendell “Pete” Fenner

2013 RAIDER LEGEND

A long-time Raider faculty member and coach, Mr. Fenner is fondly remembered as a model educator who touched the lives of thousands of Archbishop Rummel students. 

Chuck “Mr. G” Guajardo

2012 RAIDER LEGEND

As a member of the first faculty, Mr. G founded the Genesian Players, demanding excellence from his performers and directing decades of theatrical performances. 

Coach Ronnie Doyle

2011 RAIDER LEGEND

Remembered fondly for his cigars, the Raiders' long-time athletic director was dedicated to molding all student-athletes into Christian gentlemen. 

John Niemietz

2010 RAIDER LEGEND

An original Raider faculty member, Mr. Niemietz has been a student favorite for over 50 years.  In his classes, generations of Raiders learned much more than Social Studies. 

CRITERIA

Recipients of the Raider Legend:

  • assist in creating the history and traditions of our school

  • help to define and develop what we now call “Raider Pride”

  • dedicate his or her life to forming young men as Rummel Raiders


SELECTION PROCESS

  • Each year the Rummel Awards Committee reviews nominations for the Raider Legend Award and votes to determine the recipient.  

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