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Sherron Bredeen *
[1960]

School: Roosevelt

Sport Played: Tennis

High School Honors: 4-year letter winner; City playoffs junior and senior years; named outstanding tennis player for boys/girls.

Post High School Career: Portland State, 1960-63, played field hockey, volleyball, basketball, and tennis; Oregon State, 1963-64 played field hockey and basketball. From 1959-65 softball catcher for Erv Lind Florists; Fresno Rockets, 1966; Orange CA, Lionettes, 1967-70; Dave Lee Sports, Portland, 1972; on three National Championship teams, twice named to second team All-American. Second place for US team at World Softball Championship in Osaka, Japan, 1970. Selected to Portland Softball Hall of Fame, 1980; and Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, 1993, with '64 Erv Lind Florist team. Taught & coached at Hudson's Bay HS, 1965-68; Portland State, 1968-69; and Rex Putnam HS, 1971-98 as teacher, counselor, and coach of track, basketball, softball. Got girls programs started at North Clackamas.

Commentary:

(provided by partner Ruth Gregg on occasion of 2014 induction)

As Sherron started her first year at Roosevelt she tried out for the girls tennis team because of the encouragement from the coach. As it turned out, she often mentioned that if it had not been for coach Fran Gannon, she could have easily dropped out, making bad choices in life.

Softball became her next love after tennis. Coach Gannon again had her try out for the Rose Buds junior softball team. She was moved up to the Erv Lind Women Softball team which won the the world championship in 1964. Again coaches had made the difference in her life. Lois Williams and Hap Piper (Erv Lind coaches) took her under their "wings" and with their guidance and discipline made the difference for Sherron. She always said if it had not been for coaches looking out for her she didn't know where she would have ended up in life.

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