|School: Benson||Graduation Year: 1993|
Year Inducted: 2013
Sports Played: Football, Track and Field
High School Honors: Football: 2-year letter winner. Track & Field: 3-year letter winner; 200 Meter City and State Champion as a Junior; 400m City Championship and 2nd in State in the 200m and 400m as a senior.
Post High School Career: Ran on the University of Nevada track team as a Freshman. Assistant Track Coach at Benson High School from 1997-2011, during which he coached the women sprinters during a 6-year run as State Track Champs. Current Board Chair of Leadership Clark County and Albina Road Runners Board Member. Former Board Member of the Inner City Sports Ministries and the Clark County YMCA.
My experiences as a member’s of Benson’s track team has left me with many lessons, memories, friendships and inspirations that I carry with me today. The credo that I’ve carried throughout my track career, was that it was always about the team, the team, the team! It was our team’s success that drove my competitiveness.
I am both proud and taken aback that my athletic achievements place me among some great athletes. My gratitude extends to many people who played important roles in my successes at Benson.
As you can see, I had a lot of help and good fortune in reaching the honor of being inducted into the PIL Athletic Hall of Fame. I receive a great amount of joy coaching track and field with the hope of passing down some of the great fortune and experiences that I’ve had to the next generation.
Vocationally, I’m VP of Commercial Lending, Umpqua Bank.