Bob Burlison '74 Inducted into Salinas Valley Sports Hall of Fame

Bob Burlison graduated from Palma in 1974 with the basketball league MVP title from both his junior and senior year, first-team All NorCal his senior year, and Palma’s all-time leading scoring title. Burlison went on to help San Diego State win a Pacific Coast Athletic League title and NCAA berth. He returned to Palma and coached the Chieftains to their 1992 state D-IV championship. He also helped CSUMB win its first basketball title in 2001, being named District Coach of the Year. If all that was not enough, Burlison also coached MPC to four 20-win seasons and was conference Coach of the Year in 1995-96. Bob was inducted into the Salinas Valley Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Saturday, August 26th. Congratulations Bob.
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Palma is a private, college-preparatory school for boys in grades 7 through 12 owned and operated by the Christian Brothers Institute of California. Palma School is dedicated to providing young men an excellent education in a Roman Catholic environment that embraces the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education and challenges each individual to develop spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, and socially.