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CGB Hall of Fame: (16) Bob Calonico vs.(8) Lindsay Gottlieb

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The first Round of 32 matchup in the Joe Kapp region features two loved mentors of students at Cal: Band Director Bob Calonico and Women's Basketball Coach Lindsay Gottlieb.

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Results from the previous round

Sixteenth seeded Bob Calonico stormed to a huge upset over top seeded Jahvid Best, 676-154, while eighth seeded Lindsay Gottlieb also advanced easily, 106-21 over ninth-seeded Tony Renda.

(16) Bob Calonico

Cal football really wouldn't be Cal football, without this:

Calonico served as Student Director of the California Marching Band in 1976, and has been devoted to the Band and to music in general ever since then. Whether you were in the Band, or were just a fan of Cal Football, the pregame and halftime shows have been a common thread for multiple seasons and even generations. Very few universities, especially in the Bay Area, can lay claim to that sort of shared heritage.

Calonico's love for music extends beyond just a professional venture; his music is active in the charities and benefits scene as well.

(8) Lindsay Gottlieb

Nick Kranz talks about Coach G:

Coach G has now spent 3 years at Cal as an assistant and 4 years at Cal as a head coach, which I think makes her officially eligible for CGB hall of fame induction. Whether or not her impressive accomplishments offset her limited time enough to earn your vote is the decision you have to make!

Her accomplishments are indeed impressive. Cal has made the NCAA tournament in all seven years Gottlieb has been on the sidelines, and as a head coach she has an impressive 7-4 NCAA tournament record. She has finishes at least 13-5 and at least 3rd place in every Pac-12 season, and won a conference title. She has played an active role in the development of four different WNBA draft picks.

More than that, she's good people. She's created an open, welcoming program style that draws in players and fans. Her sunny optimism is infectious. She's a player's coach in the best sense of the term, and regularly inspires tremendous effort from her players. Cal has lost 33 games under Gottlieb, but energy and effort have never been the problem. She'll be in Berkeley for as long as she wants.