Football, Class of 2015
Eddie Steward was a two-sport star at Santa Ana College in football and track & field. As a running back on the Dons football team, Steward was named All-South Coast Conference following his sophomore season while also being named the team’s Most Valuable Player.
Steward also ran track & field and was a member of the 1969 South Coast Conference Championship team. Individually, Steward won the conference championship in the 100-yard dash, 220-yard dash and was a member of the 440-yard dash championship team. His accolades earned him the honor of Most Valuable Sprinter.
Following his stellar career at SAC, Steward went on to play football at San Diego State University where he was the team’s leading rusher in 1970. After graduating from San Diego State, Steward became a teacher and eventually returned to Santa Ana as a teacher and a coach at Santa Ana Valley High School from 1973 until 2011.
Steward gave back to the Santa Ana community as a member of the Orange County Black Educators Association as well as the Orange County Coaches and Teachers Association.