John Muir - CIF L.A. City Hall of Fame Inductee
Former LAHS Gymnastics Coach John Muir was inducted into the CIF Los Angeles City Section Hall of Fame. The Induction Ceremony was held on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Culver City, CA. Coach Muir was recognized along with inductees Warren Moon, Quincy Watts, Oscar De La Hoya, Kiki Vandeweghe, Mitch Gaylord, Florence Griffith Joyner, and many other outstanding representatives of our schools.
Serving as Student Body President of Freemont High School, John Muir also lettered in basketball and gymnastics. He continued his gymnastics at Los Angeles City College and then Occidental College.
Muir began his teaching and coaching career at the junior high level, coaching at Hollenbeck, Gompers, and Mt. Vernon. He then moved to Los Angeles High School where he began his successful gymnastics coaching career. Muir's teams were city champions four times and he produced numerous city individual champions, including future Olympians Makoto Sakamoto and Kanati Allen.
In 1964 he was named U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Coach, a rare honor for a high school coach. In 1966 he moved on to Pierce Junior College where he produced 10 individual state champions in 8 years. Muir also served several years as the Southern California gymnastics technical director.
The ChartWheel Project
Gene Moore, Class of '65 L.A. High alumnus, embarks on "The ChartWheel Project". The project chartwheels convey a panoramic understanding and sense of the ongoing historical struggles to achieve, expand and protect Women's Rights; The Right To Vote; and Organized Labor.
John Cage Celebrated
John Cage, Class of '28, Centennial Celebrated. Cited by the Los Angeles Times as “. . . the 1928 class valedictorian, John Milton Cage, Jr., graduated with the highest scholastic average at the time in L.A. High's history, and he represented his school in an oratorical contest that spring at the Hollywood Bowl.