|School: Roosevelt||Graduation Year: 1965|
Year Inducted: 2015
Sports Played: Football, Basketball, Baseball
High School Honors: 2-year Football Letterman, starter and captain junior & senior years. 3-year Basketball Letterman, starter all 3 years, captain junior & senior years. 3-year Baseball Letterman, starter all 3 years, captain junior & senior years. Roosevelt Athlete of the Year as senior
Post High School Career: University of Oregon, BA; Lewis & Clark College, Master’s Degree. Coached football and girls basketball 30 years at Oregon City HS (1973-2003) Three Rivers Coach of the Year (1999-2000), WBCA District 8 Girls Basketball Coach of the Year (1999-2000), 9 State Titles, girls basketball; 3 USA Today national championships; Founder of End of the Trail basketball tournaments; Oregon City Hall of Fame (2005) and McDonalds All-American Game Coach 2003.
My history teacher my junior year, Joe Courtney, told me to take something you love and make it a career. Well Joe, that’s exactly what I did. I became a US History teacher and football and basketball coach in the Oregon City school district for 30 years.
Two people have really made a huge impact on my life. The first is my wife Kathy. Having been a dedicated coach you really need a wife that loves sports and also someone that can take the major role in raising our children since coaches spend so much time in the gym. Kathy did a wonderful job with our three children Cassie, David and Bradley.
The other person is Brad Smith. Brad and I coached together for 25 years and he taught me so much especially how to be a strong Christian coach with high character. We became like brothers and shared so many great moments together including nine state titles and three USA Today National titles.