Sailusi Poulivaati

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Sailusi Poulivaati
School: Cleveland (Commerce) Graduation Year: 1988

Year Inducted: 2019

Sports Played: Football, Basketball, Track and Field

Featured Member of the Month ~ April 2022

High School Honors: 2 Football letters. 1st Team All-PIL as Junior; 2nd Team as Senior. Team
Captain and MVP as Senior.
2 Basketball letters. 2nd Team All-PIL, Team Captain and MVP as Senior.
2 Track & Field letters, in Discus, Shot Put, and Javelin.

Post High School Career: 3 Football letters at Oregon State University, All Pac-10 Defensive
Lineman Junior and Senior; Team Captain, Senior. BS Degree in Sociology
1993; Master’s Degree in Education, 2004. Played Arena Football with
Tampa Bay Storm 1995-2003; on 2003 World Championship Team.
PE Teacher at Rosemont Ridge Middle School since 2004; Assistant
Football Coach at West Linn High School for 15 years, including 2016
State Championship season. Coached at Cleveland, Tualatin, Willamette,
and Benson.


Athletics have given me opportunities and opened doors that I never thought possible. When I was young, my mom worked hard so I could participate in sports. She always believed in me and led by example with her work ethic. I enjoyed my time at Cleveland where my coaches pushed me to be my best. They instilled the confidence I needed to compete at the next level at OSU. They taught me that hard work and discipline pays off. Now I try to give back by teaching those same lessons to other young people through my work as a teacher and coach. I’ve also tried to pass down the love of sports to my daughters — encouraging them to work hard and be their best.


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