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Bill Ranta
[1965 + Coach]

School: Benson

Sports Played: Football, Basketball, Baseball

High School Honors: Letter winner in football, basketball and baseball

Post High School Career: Coached baseball from 1974-1990, head coach for 17 years; overall record 273-181; State Championship Baseball Team in 1976 with 31-6 season record; made State Playoffs nine times; Oregon Coach of Year in 1976; elected to Oregon High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2000; Assistant Football coach for 19 years, gymnastics coach 2 years; Athletic Director three years.

Commentary:

I suppose it is trite to say that sports in high school kept me out of trouble. But I was already in some when I needed to make a decision as to whether I wanted to play sports or play around. That was an easy choice. One coach in particular was very influential. Charles "Ole" Johnson, hired as the baseball coach my junior year, helped shape my views as a coach for years to come. He was part counselor, father, chaplain, teacher and coach to me.

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