This is the fourth of six columns about the 2014 Del Norte Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.
Warrior Brandon Bieber is a former class of 1995 Del Norte High School graduate who was fun to watch on the basketball court.
He played four years of basketball and was a member of some Kirk Burrows teams that dominated the Humboldt-Del Norte League for a decade.
Brandon not only had height, but also excellent athletic ability. After graduation these talents took Brandon to the next level.
He first went on to Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, where he again had an outstanding basketball career. After two years at Cuesta he transferred to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks where he continued his outstanding basketball career.
From Fairbanks, Brandon took his talents to the pro circuit in Australia. There he spent one year playing for the Shepparton Gators. When the 9/11 attack occurred in New York, Brandon returned to the United States and enrolled again at the University of Alaska and completed his degree.
In talking with Brandon, he said his one year of playing professionally was a great experience. It gave him a chance to see parts of the world he otherwise never would have been able to see.
Like many former Warriors, Brandon returned to Crescent City after completing his degree. He now works for Custom Construction, which was a construction business started by his father, Leroy Bieber, who is a former teacher and coach at Del Norte High School.
Brandon married another former Warrior standout, Angelina Countess, and they are enjoying family life in Crescent City.
It is great to welcome Brandon into the Warrior Athletic Hall of Fame. This is a well-deserved honor for an outstanding young man.
Dick Trone writes on his reflections and the history of Del Norte High sports. He played football for the Warriors and graduated in 1951, later serving as the school’s football coach for a number of years.