A rare four sport performer, Mirande was a two-time All-Leaguer in football and captained the team once. Cherokees won varsity football championships in 1946 and 1947 and two varsity basketball titles. Participated in track during all four years and wrestling for two years. Played on the University of Santa Clara freshman football team in 1947 and was an All-Conference tight end at San Mateo Junior College in 1948. Taught and coached Sequoia High School football and track for 16 years.