Bob Humpert*

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Three-sport athlete Bob Humpert joins son Stuart and brother Frank as a member of the Napa High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Humpert was a football and basketball star at Napa High School, but it was his accomplishments as a track and field champion that set him apart from his classmates. In his early years at Napa High, Humpert played “B” basketball and football. As a senior, he was a starting end on the football team and a starting center and/or forward on the varsity basketball team. Humpert was a four-year track athlete at Napa High, competing in the 440, 880, low and high hurdles and high jump. At the time of his graduation, Humpert held the school record in both the low and high hurdles and one report indicates he also held the school high jump mark five years after graduation. On numerous occasions, he won or scored points in four or five events in high school meets. Humpert went on to U.C. Berkeley where, as a freshman, he lettered in both track and football. After a stint in the Air Force, Humpert returned to Cal and was a member of the track team for three years, where he ran the 440, low hurdles, and was a member of the relay team. Humpert became an educator and coach in addition to his Air Force Reserve duties. His track and football coaching career eventually brought him back to Napa High and Napa Junior College. Humpert was the consummate athlete who, besides participating in athletics for his own personal satisfaction, used athletics to constructively touch the lives of countless young men during a critical time in their development.