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Mike MonahanMike Monahan

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School: Marshall Graduation Year: 1967

Year Inducted: 2017

Sports Played: Football, Track and Field

High School Honors: 1-year Football letterman.
1-year Track & Field letterman. PIL and State Champion in the Pole Vault with PIL record 14′.

Post High School Career: BA Degree from WSU. 4-year letterman in Football (strong safety and punter) and Track & Field (Pole Vault, Long Jump, and Decathlon). Builder for 7 years; Real Estate Development and Project Management with Michael B. Monahan & Associates from 1986-present. MM&A is the most experienced developer of multi-housing, light rail-related projects in the Portland area, having completed 400 units and 2 joint development projects with Tri-Met. Son of Washington High School’s Jack Monahan (1941), also in this year’s induction class.

Commentary:

Part of life should be exploring and finding something you really thrive in and enjoy. When I was growing up my Dad introduced me to sports in a way that excited me and motivated me to want to participate. I realized early on that In order to participate, I’d better find what I liked and get good at it. My Dad let me know in the 7th grade it could pay for my college education. I liked the idea of getting paid for having fun and I went for it. While I was in college I used the same concept to find my career path in real estate and used what I learned in sports to get good at that.

I’ve always suggested people choose to believe… unbelief is a lousy way to go.
My Dad told me early on when you have a coach who believes in you, and knows what he’s doing, and he tells you to run through a brick wall… start running!

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