Pete Mehas' impact on the Fresno-area sports scene extended well after his playing days, above-and-beyond his time as a high school coach and was felt much deeper than the influence he had as an administrator in the Clovis Unified School District.
So say teammates, coaches and colleagues whom Dr. Mehas touched during a six-decade career as a civic and educational leader.
An athlete at Fresno High, Fresno City College and Fresno State, a coach at Roosevelt and Edison, and an administrator in Clovis before becoming a four-term Fresno County schools superintendent, Dr. Mehas died at Saint Agnes Medical Center early Saturday. He suffered a ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm, family friend Mike Woods confirmed.
Even after Dr. Mehas left Clovis Unified, he remained invested in athletics in his work with the B'nai B'rith Student-Athlete Award scholarship and two decades of service to the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame...more.