|School: Cleveland (Commerce)||Graduation Year: 1960|
Year Inducted: 2015
Sports Played: Football, Basketball, Baseball
High School Honors: 3-year letterman in baseball, 1st team All-PIL, junior and senior; 2-year letterman in basketball, junior, senior (honorable mention All-PIL; on PIL championship team); 1-letter in football, senior. Metro-State all-star; member of Watco Electric American Legion team.
Post High School Career: 4-years Portland State baseball; on ’64 and ’65 OCC championship teams, all-league honorable mention both years; NAIA District 2 championship team 1964. Played 7 years of semi-pro baseball in Portland; inducted into Cleveland Hall of Fame 2013.
High school athletics taught me a way of life that has always stayed with me. Team work, relationship skills, dealing with adversity, prepared me for leadership roles in life, career, and my personal life. Everything we do in life involves others and I have always striven to do my part to the best of my ability. I will always be thankful to my coaches Roy Love, Jack Dunn, and Art Verment, who pushed me to play hard but play fair both on and off the field.