Ed Barwick*



Ed Barwick, the voice of Napa High School football since 1970, earned three block N’s during his years as a student athlete at Napa High. Barwick played a year of “B” basketball, a year of tennis, a year of track, competing in the 440 and 880 year runs, and three years of football, which included a NBL “B” championship in 1941 and a NBL varsity co-championship in 1943. Barwick was named to the Second Team All-NBL team for his stellar play at end on the 1943 team. Barwick was selected to attend Boys State, was named junior class president and was elected to the prestigious National Honor Society and California Scholastic Federation. While in the Navy V5 pilot training program, Barwick attended the University of Redlands, where he was converted to halfback on the football team, elected co-captain, and helped lead the university to its first undefeated, untied season, in 1945. He was selected First Team All-Conference and repeated that honor in 1946, when he again starred for the University of Redlands team. Due to a phase out of the V5 program at Redlands in 1945, Barwick transferred to USC for the last part of the football season, where he played in three games for the Trojans including the 1946 Rose Bowl against Alabama. Barwick has also been a leader in the Napa community. Some of his many accomplishments include: four terms on the Napa City Council (including a 1963-64 term as Mayor pro tem), 1992 Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Contribution to Napa City and Napa County, Chairman Napa State Hospital Board, Chairman Napa Salvation Army Board, Napa County Grand Jury Foreman. Barwick – a former Napa High School athlete who has dedicated his life to help make Napa the best community it can be.