Jay Vesterfelt

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Jay Vesterfelt was an outstanding two-sport athlete at Napa High School, starring in both football and track for two years. In his junior year, Vesterfelt was a member of the 1957 NBL Co-Champion Napa Indians and earned All-NBL honors as a guard on offense and linebacker on defense. He was also named to the San Francisco Examiner All-Coast Second Team. He moved to center in his senior year and was again named All-NBL at that position, as well as Second Team All-North Coast. He was elected captain and named the team Most Valuable Player and was selected to play in the Bay Area 20/30 East-West All-Star Game. Vesterfelt continued his football career at Napa College, where he won all-league honors and then played two years at Brigham Young University. At Napa High, Vesterfelt contributed to the League Champion Track team in his junior year as an All-NBL shot putter, a long-jumper and a discus thrower. He continued his track achievements in his senior year when he set the school shot put record of 50 feet, four inches. Following college and service in the U.S. Marines, Vesterfelt returned and continued his education to become a teacher. During this time, he coached two years of football at Napa College. After receiving his teaching credential he coached 15 years of high school football, track and wrestling. He is now a partner in a securities broker/dealer. Vesterfelt was known to be a leader with determination and competitive spirit during his Napa High career and he is a worthy member of the Hall of Fame who brought credit to the school with his postgraduate successes.