Photo of Kenny Deane

Kenny DeaneKenny Deane

Photo of Kenny Deane
School: Roosevelt Graduation Year: 1952

Year Inducted: 2013

Sports Played: Football, Basketball, Track and Field

High School Honors: Football: 2-year letter winner; 1st Team All-City as Senior; Shrine Team Member; two-way Starter in 1952 Shrine Game. Basketball: 4-year letter winner; 1st Team All-City as a Senior. Track & Field: 3-year letter winner; member of 440 Yard Relay Team that set a State Record in 1951.

Post High School Career: Coached Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball; All-Stars, 2nd Place in State. Roosevelt High School Service Awards Committee.

Commentary:

Kenny honed his strength and coordination early with gymnastics through “circus kids” in the Portland City Parks. He remembers “good coaching” at Roosevelt. Kenny coached Little League and Babe Ruth baseball teams for about 10 years. His son James followed his steps to Roosevelt where he became an All-league quarterback in football and center-fielder in baseball. (From a brief phone interview.)

Kenny worked in a plywood mill and became a barber.

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