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Class of 2004
 

Jay Baksa
1969

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Jay Baksa - MAHOF Class of 2004Jay Baksa was a standout in football and basketball in his junior and senior years as he represented the Middies in the late 60’s.

A two year letterman in football he was a quarterback and corner back. At 6’4” he used his height to advantage on both sides of the ball. Jay had a career record 1307 yards passing in 101 of 251 completions. He was the first team All Conference quarterback his senior year as he led his team to a 7-3 record. He also had five career interceptions. The most memorable game of the 1968 season brought Lorain St. Mary to Midview. The Middies led by Jay’s 15 completions for 146 yards, defeated the North Central Conference Champions by a score of 30-23. That loss was St. Mary’s second of the year. Jay was named the All Lakeland Conference quarterback his senior year.

A two year starter on the hardwood for the Middies, Jay was an outstanding rebounder, able scorer and a strong defender. As the lone junior starting with four seniors, he averaged 11 points and 16 rebounds per game. He had 21 points and 23 rebounds against Amherst that year. He was also named the teams’ MVP. Jay turned in another stellar performance his senior year as he averaged 16 points and 15 rebounds per game. He was a team co-captain and was again the MVP. He made All-Conference first team. One of the best rebounders in school history, Jay pulled down 545 rebounds in two years and had 10 games of 20 or more with a single game high of 27.

Jay was a four year letterman at Ohio Weslyan University and was co-captain of the basketball team his senior year.

Jay has been the City Manager in Gilroy, California since 1983. He was named the 2002 man of the year by the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce.

Jay and his wife Vicki reside in Gilroy with their three sons Jay II, Bobby and Tucker.

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