|School: Benson||Graduation Year: 1971|
Year Inducted: 2014
Sports Played: Coach, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field
High School Honors: Football: 2-year letter winner, All-PIL as senior, leading rusher and scorer; 2nd leading scorer in state; 2nd team All-State; ’71 Shrine All-Star game. Basketball: 2-year letter winner, member of 1971 State championship team. Baseball: 2-year letter winner, 2nd team All-PIL in 1971 and played in East-West PIL all-star series. Track: Ran sprints in track meets when baseball games rained out, 1971.
Post High School Career: Played football at Oregon State for 4 years. Coached Benson track for 29 years; named Oregon high school Coach of the Year 15 times, Regional Coach of the Year and National Coach of the year twice each. His women team won 7 State titles and men 4 titles; both teams winning in 2004. Coached 3 HS All-Americans. Nine of his teams set 9 state records; His athletes won 46 gold medals at state and 73 others were 2nd or 3rd in individual events; 30 relay teams were 1st, 20 by women, 10 by men. Inducted into the Benson Hall of Fame as an athlete in 2008 and coach in 2014. A high percentage of his track athletes are now college graduates.