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Dougherty inducted into USD Athletic Hall of Fame
SAN DIEGO — A Yucca Valley High School multiple sports athletic standout while taking part in Trojan football and baseball in the early 1990s, Jebediah “Jeb” Dougherty was inducted into the University of San Diego’s Chet and Marguerite Pagni Family Athletic Hall of Fame during a program in Craig Pavilion April 21.
Dougherty is among 22 USD athletes named to the Athletic Hall of Fame since the first three were honored more than a decade ago in 1994.
While attending Yucca Valley High School in the early 1990s, Jeb quarterbacked the Trojan football team for Coach Mark Beckham and was Trojan baseball’s catcher for Coach Bob Hettig.
Hettig, his wife Cheri, and former Trojan baseball player Scott Moore attended the honors program.
Dougherty, who graduated in 1997 from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business, was a two-sport athlete and a classroom standout at USD.
He earned Academic All-American honors in football and baseball prior to earning a bachelor’s degree in business in 1997.
Dougherty, a defensive back in USD football, ranks among the top three in career tackles, pass breakups, kickoff-return average and forced fumbles.
He was third-team Associated Press All-American selection, USD’s defensive MVP, a first team All-Pioneer League selection and USD’s scholar-athlete choice for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (San Diego chapter) his senior year. He was a three-time Pioneer Football League All-Academic selection and a four-time Pioneer Football League Player of the Week.
Dougherty was an outfielder in baseball. He was the University of San Diego’s Co-MVP in 1996, a first team All-WCC All-Academic selection and an Academic All-American for District V111. He led the USD teams in hits, runs and batting average his junior and senior years. He was a four-time WCC All-Academic selection.
He signed with the California Angels following his senior year and advanced to the double-A level before retiring after four years in 2001.
In addition to his career in the medical sales field, Dougherty runs youth baseball spring training camps.
By Dave Miller
Hi-Desert Star - Yucca Valley,CA,USA