Tempe All-City Association

Tempe Union High Schools

Sports Awards Banquets

Since 1982/83

Tempe All-City Hall of Fame

Coach Dave Vibber graduated from Alma High School in Michigan in 1972. He attended Grand Rapids Junior College before graduating from Alma College. While still in Michigan, Coach Vibber started his career as an educator and coach, working there for three years before moving to Arizona.

In 1979, Coach Vibber took a job at Corona del Sol High School, where he taught physical education and coached wrestling, track and field and football until he retired in 2009. Coach Vibber then taught physical education and served as the athletic director at Madison Meadows Middle School until 2014.

During Coach Vibber’s career at Corona, he led the Aztecs to three State wrestling championships and his teams also finished as State runners-up twice. His teams won a total of 419 dual wrestling meets and he coached six high school National champion wrestlers, eight high school All-Americans, 25 individual State champions, 22 State runners-up and over 50 All-State, All-Region and All-City wrestlers. In 1991, Coach Vibber’s team also received the AIA Team Scholar Athlete Award.

Coach Vibber’s track and field teams also enjoyed success as his Aztecs won a State championship and were twice State runners-up.

Coach Vibber has been recognized for his coaching ability and success. He was named the Cox 7/AIA Everyday Heroes “Coach of the Year” (2009). In 2009, he was also named the National Wrestling Coaches Association Arizona Coach of the Year, as well as the Arizona Republic/Tribune Newspapers Wrestling Coach of the Year. In 2010, Coach Vibber was inducted into the Arizona High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Dave Vibber

Ron Davini graduated from Arizona State University 1967. That year, he played on the National Championship team as a catcher, earning MVP of the College World Series. Coach Davini is in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s college section in Cooperstown.

Coach Davini served for 34 years in the Tempe Union High School District as an educator and coach. He was the head baseball coach at Corona Del Sol from 1977-2005, earning the Aztecs a State Championship in 1993. He was an assistant baseball coach at McClintock for six years, an assistant at Chaparral for six years and head coach at Tempe Prep Academy for two years. While at Corona, he was selected Teacher of the Year in 1991-92, won the Tempe Diablo Award in PE in 1995 and was selected NHSCA Baseball Coach of the Year in 2005. Coach Davini is Executive Director of the National High Schools Baseball Coaches Association.

In 1995, Coach Davini was selected as one of the Top 60 Teachers in America by Walt Disney Productions and his video profile was shown on the Disney Channel.

Since 1992, Coach Davini has been a part of USA Baseball. As a coach with USA Baseball, Coach Davini participated in three gold-medal games, including the Youth National Baseball team’s World Championship victory in 2003. In 1997, he was selected as the USA National Amateur Baseball Coach of the Year.

In 2001, he was inducted into the Arizona Coaches Association and the Arizona Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. In 2008, Coach Davini was inducted into the National High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

In baseball, Anthony played second base for the Chargers during his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. Anthony had a .406 batting average at McClintock, and he also had a .952 fielding percentage. Anthony’s baseball honors include: All-Arizona, All-State, All-League, and All-City.

In addition, provided there was not a conflict with baseball, Anthony also competed in track during his senior year. Anthony won both the 100 and 200 meters at the City meet, and he also qualified for the State meet in the 100 meters and 4x100 meter relay.

Following graduation from McClintock, Anthony starred at Arizona State University as a cornerback from 1984 through 1987. During his career at ASU, Anthony played opposite to fellow ASU teammate, Eric Allen, and Anthony and Eric Allen are still considered one of the best cornerback-tandems ever to play for the Sun Devils.

Anthony also excelled as a punt returner for ASU. Prior to suffering a knee-injury during his senior season, Anthony was leading the nation with an average of more than 21 yards per punt return.

Anthony played on the Sun Devils’ 1987 Rose Bowl championship team. He was also selected to ASU’s All-Decade Team for the 1980’s.

Anthony went on to play professional football, including one season in the World Football League, and nine seasons in the NFL. Anthony had 15 career interceptions during his NFL career, including seven interception-returns for touchdowns. Anthony still holds a NFL record of being the only player to score a defensive touchdown in three, consecutive games.

Following his professional football career, Anthony operated a local athletic-training business. He also coached the defensive backs at Hamilton High School in Chandler for 11 years, where his two sons, Colin Parker and Cedric Parker, starred. During Anthony’s tenure at Hamilton, the Huskies won five State championships, and they were State runner-up twice.