Athletic Hall of Fame
Dr. Melvin Hayashi
Dr. Melvin Hayashi was the CLU athletics team physician for 17 years, serving his last season in 2010. As the primary physician to CLU athletes, “Doc” performed hundreds of operations and offered his expertise to student athletic trainers, holding free injury clinics and allowing them to observe surgeries. He spent countless hours sharing his knowledge and love of sports with the entire CLU community.
The respected orthopedic surgeon tended to athletes far beyond CLU, working with Conejo Valley high schools, Moorpark College and the U.S. National Soccer Team, as well as with the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, the 1994 Goodwill Games in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Special Olympics and the United States Olympic Committee drug testing. His talents earned him membership in the USOC Sports Medicine Society.
His many acts of kindness included arranging for the 1992 Waimea (Hawaii) High School football team to fly to California to play after Hurricane Iniki struck Kauai. Dr. Hayashi died in March 2012 of esophageal cancer.