kghhg Roland "Rollie" McIntyre

FOOTBALL 1938-'40

American Legion Most Valuable Back 1940


TRACK 1940-'41
Held school record in 120 yd. High Hurdles

BASEBALL 1938-'41


President of Booster Club

Honorary Russell Cup Meet Director




Roland (Rollie) McIntyre was an excellent all-around athlete while attending Carpinteria High School. He earned a remarkable twelve varsity letters: four in baseball, three in football, two in basketball, one in tennis and two in track.

Coach Jack David (1939-41) referred to Rollie as the school’s most outstanding track man. His record of 11’ 6” in the pole vault stood for many years. He set a school and league record in the high hurdles and placed third in “California Interscholastic Federation” competition as a Junior. Rollie’s worst memory of his participation in Warrior athletics is of an incident involving track. It occurred in 1940 at the Ventura County Track Championships. Rollie tells the story: “Carpinteria High was leading in point standing for the meet. The last event was a relay, in which I was the anchorman. I was leading the field, and dropped the baton. We finished in second place. The bus ride home was the longest ride ever in the back of the bus.”

In football, Rollie was honored his Senior year with the American Legion Most Valuable Back Award. During his four years at CHS, Rollie participated on no less than five championship teams: Football 1939 and 1940, Track 1940 and 1941, and Baseball 1939.

Rollie is one of seven children born to John and Nellie McIntyre in Davis, Oklahoma. The McIntyre family moved to Carpinteria when Rollie was four years old. Following high school, Rollie spent one semester at Compton Junior College before enlisting in the Air Force in 1942. McIntyre completed 50 missions as a bomber tail gunner in the Pacific during World War II.
Following the war, Rollie married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Kenyon. The McIntyre’s have three children, Pam Rose, who attends California State University at Long Beach, Nannette, who is a special education teacher in Oceanside, and Biff who is a local building contractor. In addition, the McIntyres are proud grandparents five times over.

Rollie retired in 1984, having served the Valley as an electrician for thirty-eight years. His civic contributions have been many. Rollie served as the Commander of the V.F.W., spent four years on the High School School Board of Trustees, is a past president of the Warrior Boosters Club, and past president of the Lions Club, to name a few.

Asked who was his most memorable teacher/coach while attending CHS, Rollie mentions two: “Football Coach Merle Staub (1936-38) for his coaching ability and his great encouragement to try harder, and Track and Field Coach Fred Greenough, a member of the Warrior Hall of Fame, who gave endlessly of his time, not only coaching but helping one develop a good self-esteem and how to be recognized as a good citizen and leader in one’s community.”