When former Warrior coach Tex Gatlin picked his dream football team for the decade of the 50s, the name Hintz came up three times. Arnie, Rick and Ron were all picked for that mythical team.
Ron, who graduated from Del Norte in 1960, was an outstanding guard and linebacker for the 1959 Warriors. The 1959 Warriors were a very good football team. During the 50s Del Norte also had a good gymnastics program and Ron was one of their top performers. He excelled on the trampoline.