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Hall of Fame Inductee Bios » Eldred Ramos

Eldred Ramos

2000 SRVHS Athletic Hall of Fame


Eldred Ramos, Class of 1934:

Eldred “Murph” Ramos attended San Ramon Valley Union High School (as it was known at the time) from 1930 until graduation in 1934.

Mr. Ramos played 4 varsity seasons and was named all-league all 4 of those seasons. As a Varsity Football star, Murph helped to elevate the San Ramon team to Championship status in each of the four years he played. (Under Coach Laverne Brown, San Ramon boasted Championship status for 5 consecutive years in the early 1930’s). Murph competed at the state level twice during his illustration high school career.

Mr. Ramos is perhaps best known for his athletic achievements as a Track & Field star when in 1934; he set the SRVUHS pole vault record at a height of 12’10”. This feat he accomplished using the old ‘low-tech’ bamboo pole. His record stood for some 34 years until it was broken in 1968 – with a ‘higher-tech’ steel pole mind you.

Continuing his education in 1935 at Washington State, Eldred pole vaulted to a height of 13’10” which came very close to the world record at that time.

Mr. Ramos went onto join the family trucking business here in Danville and later served as Vice-President of a large sand and gravel corporation in the Los Angeles area.

Eldred “Murph” Ramos, now in his 80’s, currently resides in Desert Hot Springs, California.