SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Former Sacramento State athletics director, baseball coach and football coach Cal Boyes and his wife Eileen will be honored for their years of dedication and commitment to Sacramento State in a celebration at 6 p.m. on Friday at the Alumni Center.

The event, which is being presented by the Football & Spirit Alumni Chapter of the Sacramento State Alumni Association, is open to the public and costs just $35 dollars. The reception begins at 6 p.m. inside the Alumni Center across the street from Hornet Stadium. Walk-ups are welcome.

Boyes first came to Sacramento State in 1956 as an assistant baseball and football coach. He served as the interim baseball head coach in 1957 before taking over the job full-time in 1960. In his 17 years at the helm of the Sacramento State baseball program, Boyes guided the Hornets to 11 Far West Conference titles and 13 winning records. He and the Hornets were the NAIA national runner up in 1961 but his best season was in 1964, when Sacramento State went 31-9 overall en route to a NCAA District Championship.

Even when serving as the baseball head coach, Boyes maintained his position on the football coaching staff. He was the backfield coach under Ray Clemons from 1956-67, where he mentored quarterback Bob Mattos, who eventually became Sacramento State's head coach in 1978.

In addition to his role with the athletics department, Boyes served as the chair of the physical education department from 1963-70 and was the Director of University Advancement in 1984. He also was Sacramento State's athletics director on three occasions - in 1968, from 1970-71 and most recently from 1987-89.

A number of former players and administrators will be speaking at the event, including former football player Bob Miller, former baseball player Dick Bach and former football coach Bill Kutzer. Former C.K. McClatchy High School baseball coach Bernie Church will serve as the master of ceremonies while former Sacramento State baseball John Smith and current baseball coach Reggie Christiansen will make a presentation.