Legislature to honor McClymonds Warriors

The Assembly will honor Oakland’s McClymonds High School Warriors boys’ basketball team for their state championship and perfect 32-0 season at 9:30 a.m. this coming Monday, May 12.

“This was an outstanding accomplishment for this team,” Assemblyman Sandre Swanson, D-Oakland, said in a news release. “The boys worked incredibly hard throughout the season, and their victory is an historic point of pride for the school and the community.”

Swanson will present a resolution to commemorate the Warriors’ accomplishment, and coach Dwight Nathaniel — who lead the team to victory — will also receive special recognition on his retirement after 13 years of service. After the ceremony, there will be a special reception for the team at the Capitol, followed by a ceremony in the state Senate also recognizing the team as state champions.

The Warriors beat Compton’s Dominguez High School in March to win the boy’s Division I State Championship. It’s McClymonds’ first state title, and the East Bay’s first perfect season since the 1970 Berkeley squad.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Donna Mathews

    Congratulations Warriors, you are still a winning team as you were when I was a Mackette.


    Donna (Cotton) Mathews
    Class of 1977