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Greg BellGreg Bell

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School: Roosevelt Graduation Year: 1980

Year Inducted: 2016

Sports Played: Basketball, Track and Field

High School Honors: 3-year Basketball Letterman. PIL 1st Team, Senior; 1st Team West Division, PIL 2nd Team, Junior.

4-year Track & Field Letterman. PIL High Jump Champion, Junior; PIL record-setting Mile Relay Team, Senior.

Post High School Career: University of Oregon, BS in Political Science, 1985; 4-year Basketball Letterman, most inspirational two years; received Scholar Athlete Award; JD degree U of O School of Law, 1990. Practiced law six years.

Author of Water the Bamboo and Bamboo Farmer Wisdom, 101 Inspirational Thoughts. Founder of Coaches vs. Cancer, a non-profit in conjunction with the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the National Cancer Society with $100+ million raised to date
to fight cancer. Award-winning inspirational speaker.


My athletic inspiration came from my late brother, John. He encouraged me to work hard and have fun – it’s a lesson I still live by today. I am immensely grateful for his support and very honored to be inducted in the same year as John.

My coaches, including Ernie Holman and Cliff Woods, were like father figures to me and were generous with their time and support. I was also fortunate to have talented teammates including David Flint and Everett Jack. Thanks to my friends and family for making my highschool sports career one that I will cherish forever.

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