|School: Marshall||Graduation Year: 1988|
Year Inducted: 2014
Sports Played: Soccer, Wrestling
High School Honors: 4-year letter winner in wrestling, District champion in 3 of the 4 years; State champion as junior at 115 pounds and as a senior at 130 pounds; second in State as a sophomore at 106 pounds. Wrestled in Cuba and Puerto Rico on a cultural exchange in ’88; first in free style and second in Greco Roman in ’86 Junior Olympics; junior national champion in ’87. 2-year letter winner in soccer.
Post High School Career: University of Oregon on a wrestling scholarship, 1988-89; Clackamas Community College in 1989-90 (injured/retired). Degree at Portland State University. Assistant Wrestling Coach at Oregon City HS 1992-94; and Portland State University, 2003-05; Head coach at Clackamas Community College 1997-2002. Owns C&K Custom remodeling company.
There are two lessons that have stuck with me over the years. Both of these lessons were learned in athletics and reinforced in both my coaching career and my work life. The first lesson I learned from athletics is that persistence and hard work always yield results. The second lesson I learned is the undeniable power of belief and confidence.
A saying I heard that always stuck with me was "Whether you think you can or you can’t you’re right."
I was extremely blessed to have incredible coaching from my earliest athletic exposure. My father coached my in my early years and I later joined a club where we were groomed for success both physically and mentally. In high school I was coached by Monty Rurrey who was as tough as anyone I ever met.
I would love to say as a father and a coach I was able to pass along great knowledge, but the truth is, in both areas I have learned more than I have ever taught and I have gained much more than I have given.