|School: Franklin||Graduation Year: 1997|
Year Inducted: 2014
Sports Played: Football, Baseball
High School Honors: 3-year letter winner in football; 2nd team All-PIL as senior. 3-year letter winner in baseball; All-PIL as a senior.
Post High School Career: Played Freshman baseball at Portland State; transferred to Clackamas Community College for 2 years and earned his BS degree in Sports Medicine at South Dakota Wesleyan, lettering 2 years in baseball. Has served 15 years as a personal trainer at 24-Hour Fitness; one client was Shaq O’Neal.
Athletics have been a big part of my life and they still are today as a personal trainer. Looking back, I remember all of the time that my parents took out of their own lives to help me succeed in whatever sport I was involved with at the time. There were numerous practices to be driven to, countless balls that were thrown, and endless words of encouragement that were said. I can only hope to pass down, to my children, the kind of support my parents showed me.
Along with my parents were a group of men that watched over me whenever I was not at home. These guys made sure that I stayed on task and out of trouble. They treated me as one of their own and I couldn’t be more thankful. I wouldn’t be who I am today without all of these people in my life over the years. Thank you so much Coach Lex, Tango, Holte, and Coach Mac.