|School: Franklin||Graduation Year: 1995|
Year Inducted: 2019
Sports Played: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field
High School Honors: 3 Football letters. 1st Team All-PIL as Senior. Honorable Mention All-State.
3 Basketball letters. 1st Team All-PIL as Senior. Honorable Mention
3 Baseball letters. 1st Team All-PIL as Senior. Honorable Mention
3 Track & Field letters. PIL Long Jump Champion and 3rd in State as Junior.
Post High School Career: 2 Years at Lower Columbia CC, League Champion in Long Jump, 2nd
in 100-meters, and third in Triple Jump in 1996; 2 Baseball League
Championship teams. Drafted by SF Giants, 1998; 3 years Single A
Baseball in Salem and Bakersfield. On 1998 Salem-Keizer Championship
Team. Coached HS Baseball at Lincoln in 2008; Cleveland from 2014-
2016, Central Catholic from 2017-2019; Basketball at Wilson
from 2009-2013. In 17th year as Athletic Field Supervisor for Portland
Parks and Rec. Baseball 1 year in Holland and 8 years with the Seattle
Studs of the Northwest Independent Semi-Pro League.
One thing that has inspired me over my life was told to me as a young kid: "give back to what was given to me." So I live by that creed. Throughout my life, I have been blessed with some of the most amazing coaches, teachers, mentors and teammates. They are the reason for who I am today. I am honored here because of the many people who have impacted my life and pushed me to be the best I could be.
I work harder today to impact young minds and work hard to give the same opportunities to all as I had growing up in Portland. My memories of playing high school sports will never be about me playing but about the people who believed in me and showed me the ways to work hard for what you want and never give up. Thank you to all my coaches, I will always remember the time you took for all the young minds you impact daily. Franklin Quakers forever.