Former Las Positas College men's basketball coach Tony Costello will be inducted posthumously into the Chabot College Athletics Hall of Fame at halftime of the Hawks' Jan. 8 game at Chabot. Costello, who passed away Aug. 25 after a year-long battle against pancreatic cancer, coached at Chabot for 17 years before he took the Las Positas job in 2005 and coached the Hawks for six-plus years.
At Chabot, Costello's teams qualified for the regional playoffs 12 times, won conference championships in 2003 and 2005, went to the State Final 8 in 2002 and the Sweet Sixteen in 1997. Costello's overall record at Chabot was 250-179.
The Jan. 8 event will feature a doubleheader, first with the Las Positas and Chabot women playing at 5 p.m. followed by the men's game at 7 p.m.. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Coach Costello Scholarship Fund for LPC athletes through the LPC Foundation.
Donations can also be made directly to the LPC Foundation, making sure a notation of "Coach Costello Scholarship Fund" is on the memo line of the check and mailed to the college at 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore CA 94551.