Chris McBride (Marshall, 1983)

Chris McBrideChris McBride

Chris McBride (Marshall, 1983)
School: Marshall Graduation Year: 1983

Year Inducted: 2020

Sports Played: Soccer, Basketball, Softball

High School Honors: 4 Letters each in Soccer and Softball, 2 in Basketball. 4 year Soccer starter, 1st Team All- PIL as a Senior, 2nd Team as a Junior. 2 year Basketball starter. State Championship team as a Junior. 4 year Softball starter first-baseman, 1st Team All-PIL as a Senior, 2nd Team as a Junior. Team 3rd place in State as a Senior. Honor Roll all 4 years. Outstanding Girl, Girl Athlete, and German Student as a Senior; Oregonian Scholarship.

Post High School Career: University of Portland BA degree in psychology 1987; Masters and PhD, University of California, Riverside, 1994. Professor of Psychology at University of Mary Washington in Virginia for the past 25 years. Serving as Department Chair the past two years.


I am honored to be selected for the PIL Hall of Fame.

As a health psychologist and educator, I have come to learn that a huge predictor of our behavior is the expectation that others have of us. I am forever grateful to those who passed me the ball on the fields and courts, and I am grateful to those who fervently supported me from the sidelines and bleachers. They set their expectations high and led me to where I am today. I was fortunate to grow up in a family that valued sports for both the physical and mental benefits they provide. I was also lucky to have coaches at Marshall High School who saw in me something that I didn’t always see in myself. Ken Trapp, who coached me in all three seasons, continually encouraged me to play harder, jump higher, run faster, and play smarter. Participation in high school sports taught me self-confidence, persistence in the face of defeat, and the importance of synergy when working on a team. These lessons are still with me today.

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