Alum Johnny Mathis at 84: 'I Love the Opportunity to Sing'

Friday, January 17, 2020
FLORIDA WEEKLY -- In fact, athletics appeared to be at the heart of Mathis’ future when he enrolled at San Francisco State College (now San Francisco State University) in 1954 with the intention of being an English and physical education teacher. While there, he set a high jump record of 6 feet 5½ inches and shared headlines with high jumper, Bill Russell, who, of course, went on to be an NBA legend.