|School: Roosevelt||Graduation Year: 1968|
Year Inducted: 2016
Sports Played: Football, Basketball, Baseball
High School Honors: 3-year Football Letterman. PIL 2nd Team, Senior.
2-year Basketball Letterman. PIL Honorable Mention, Senior.
2-year Baseball Letterman. PIL 1st Team, Senior pitcher, 6-1 with .062 ERA, including a no-hitter.
Post High School Career: Portland State University; Baseball, 2-year Letterman; injury sidelined, Junior. 1-year Football Letterman, Starter, Sophomore.
Mentor/Employee at Columbia Boys Club, 1969-73; Baseball Coach Roosevelt Legion Team, 1973.
My love of all sports continues to this day. I give particular credit to my football coach Nate Jones, baseball coach Stan Bozich, and basketball coach (and family friend) Maurice "Mo" Caba for my life-long skill and enjoyment of each of these sports. Coach Caba was a Roosevelt athlete/alum, elementary teacher and retired Portland Public School administrator. He was my eighth grade baseball and basketball coach and my first athletic role-model. I consider sports to be the first application of everything I learned in the classroom.
Thanks to all connected with the PIL, for the time, friendships, and memories the PIL gave me!