image78

Coronado High School

I started Coronado High School in the Fall of 1972.  I had finished 2 years at Coronado Junior High School which is on the same campus as the High School.  Although, different buildings. 



School Forum

I created a School Forum to organize all of my school experiences.  Memories, photos, thoughts, and understanding.

image79
image80

Senior Class, 1975 - 76

Trying to make my Senior year special, I continued to play Varsity Waterpolo, but continued to do the minimal amount of academic work possible.  It wasn't that I couldn't do academic work.  It was that I just didn't care about that stuff.  


In the Fall I started early to work out and train in Waterpolo.  The past summer league was rather successful, but didn't account for much anywhere else.  


I was also dating Julie (Jules) Baughman whose father was an admiral, and they lived on North Island Base.  I remember picking her up for the Sade Hawkins Dance in John Spurr's Orange Mazda.  I also remember that it was the first time I learn how to drive a manual transmission.   I know that Michael Martin Murphy was very popular with "Wildfire."  Brian Hults was dating Jules older sister who was also a senior with Brian and myself.  Jules was a Sophomore.


Much more to add at a later date...

Junior Class, 1974 - 75

Again, my academic work was a serious weakness, but my first year on Varsity Waterpolo was my most successful.  I was team captain, first string Varsity Waterpolo in the fall.  Other accolades in Waterpolo:  First Team All League, League "Player of the Year", Second Team All Conference, All-American Honorable Mention (Goalie).


Mom and Dad had gotten divorced this year, October 1974.


Much more to add at a later date...

Sophomore Class, 1973 - 74

I don't remember much about my Sophomore year, academically.  But, I continued to play Waterpolo, preparing for Varsity next year in 1974.


Much more to add at a later date...

Freshman Class, 1972 - 73

Fall of 1972, I was still a little guy, not very big.  I knew I had some capacity for doing well, but my confidence and self-esteem was still very low.  Entering a big new world where the expectations were much higher.  And yet, my family and personal support was nothing.


Because of my lack of self-esteem, I hardly participated in class.  And, would pick and choose what school work I fancied before launching into it.


I also knew that I wanted to make a big change, and stop playing in band.  The Band was nerdy, and needed to get away from this area of my life that lead me to being molested.


Steve McCully and I first thought we would try out for Football.  I think I favored this idea more than Steve.  But, I quickly learned that the position I want to try was already filled by another guy.  I wanted to try being the Kicker.


After we discarded the "Football" idea, we considered Waterpolo.  Another fall sport.  Steve was a surfer, and I was fairly experienced at swimming.  So, we went down to the pool to try out.  Turns out I was starting Goalie and Team Captain for the Junior Varsity Team for 2 years, 1972 to 73, and 1973 to 74.

image81

Coronado Islanders Waterpolo 1975

Captain & Goalie, #22 David Jordahl

Captain & Goalie, #22 David Jordahl

Coronado 1975 High School Waterpolo team.

1975 Coronado Varsity Waterpolo Team taking their photo underwater at the pool.  From the left, it is Coach Larry Cartwright, Phil Lambert, David Jordahl, Andy Nichols, Steve Pratt, and Mark Rogers.  Far off to the left, looking at only his arm is Kris Sumono.

Captain & Goalie, #22 David Jordahl

Captain & Goalie, #22 David Jordahl

Captain & Goalie, #22 David Jordahl

image82

Senior year Waterpolo: First String, Team Captain, First Team All-League, Second Team All-Conference, All-American Honorable Mention Goalie, Coronado's Top Ten Athlete.

image83
image84

Michael Martin Murphey - "Wildfire"


Michael Martin Murphey was one of those musician's that had a certain authenticity that was undeniable.  This album hit in a way that left an indelible mark.  This was one of those times where the music, the artist and the graphics all came together to strike a deep chord for me.  A combination of wild, one with nature, genuine, connection to mother earth and native peoples.  It's all about living WITH people, not over them.

Michael Martin Murphey - Carolina in the Pines


 Michael Martin Murphey was one of those musician's that had a certain authenticity that was undeniable.  This album hit in a way that left an indelible mark.  This was one of those times where the music, the artist and the graphics all came together to strike a deep chord for me.  A combination of wild, one with nature, genuine, connection to mother earth and native peoples.  It's all about living WITH people, not over them. 

Michael Martin Murphey - Blue Sky Riding Song


 Michael Martin Murphey was one of those musician's that had a certain authenticity that was undeniable.  This album hit in a way that left an indelible mark.  This was one of those times where the music, the artist and the graphics all came together to strike a deep chord for me.  A combination of wild, one with nature, genuine, connection to mother earth and native peoples.  It's all about living WITH people, not over them. 

Michael Martin Murphey - Without My Lady There


 Michael Martin Murphey was one of those musician's that had a certain authenticity that was undeniable.  This album hit in a way that left an indelible mark.  This was one of those times where the music, the artist and the graphics all came together to strike a deep chord for me.  A combination of wild, one with nature, genuine, connection to mother earth and native peoples.  It's all about living WITH people, not over them. 

Michael Martin Murphey - Desert Rat


 Michael Martin Murphey was one of those musician's that had a certain authenticity that was undeniable.  This album hit in a way that left an indelible mark.  This was one of those times where the music, the artist and the graphics all came together to strike a deep chord for me.  A combination of wild, one with nature, genuine, connection to mother earth and native peoples.  It's all about living WITH people, not over them. 

This song and video is about the killing of 4 Kent State students by our own government in 1970.  Far too many things have not changed in our society.  This song takes me down memory lane, and speaks to all the injustice in our country, and the world!  

Loggins & Messina - Be Free


This song was a lesser known song I grew up on, by a couple of singer songwriters worthy of note.  Loggins & Messina partnered for a few years and had many hits during my High School years.  Seals & Crofts were another duo that made some hits that included unusual Rock & Roll instruments, like the mandolin.  Listen to the lyrics for a very important message.

Neil Young - Old Man & Heart of Gold


This is the type of performance I would have definitely attended.  These are the kind of renditions I love the best!  Just the singer/songwriter, early in his career.

This seems to be pure music and talent, and none of the corporate nonsense or celebrity affecting, or infecting great messages.

This is a song that I grew up hearing when all of this was happening.  Especially, as a country, we have failed to learn our lessons.  So, I share songs like this to emphasize the truth of that fact.  On an individual level, we must stop lying if we're to make America "great" in the first place!

Don McLean and the meaning of American Pie.


This is a song that was very influential in my formative years.  It is thick with content and meaning.  

image85

David's Social Media

image86
image87
image88
David Jordahl's profile on Instagram.
image89
image90