|School: Wilson||Graduation Year: 1990|
Year Inducted: 2019
Sports Played: Soccer, Track and Field
High School Honors: 2 Soccer letters.
3 Track & Field letters. PIL 300m Hurdle
Champion as Junior and Senior, 2nd in State
as Senior, Wilson and PIL Record Holder since
1990, 1st at State in 4x100m Relay as Senior,
2nd at PIL as Junior and Senior. 2nd in PIL
in 4x400m Relay as Junior and Senior, 2nd
at State as Senior, 2nd fastest in State history.
Most Improved Award as Junior, Team MVP
Award, PIL Champion Team Award and Team
Captain as Senior, Scholar Athlete Award all 4
Post High School Career: University of Oregon with 3 letters, ran 400m
Hurdles, 110m High Hurdles, 400m and
4x400m Relay. BS Degree in Exercise
Physiology from U of O. Coached Track &
Field at Central Catholic and Lincoln. Currently
Track & Field Coach at Wilson. Competes in
Masters Running, holds records in 400m Hurdles
for Ages 30-34, 35-39, 40-45. Senior Product
Manager for Nike Track & Field Apparel.
I was lucky to have a father that loved to kick a ball around, a mother who loved to chase me, and a handful of youth soccer coaches that helped me to develop a healthy passion for life-long participation sport.
In High School I learned to focus that passion on specific goals, and that Track & Field IS a team sport. My teammates inspired me on a daily basis and we (together) worked hard for each other. Without them I never would have realized the same level of success or fun.
On that thread I must also acknowledge my amazing competition. The PIL was stacked with great athletes while I was in school. It was a wonderful rivalry between some great young men that I truly enjoyed to know as people and competitors.
A big thank you to my wife and kids who have supported me in my continued passion in the sport of Track & Field. Thank you to Wilson High School for supplying a supportive atmosphere for me as a youth, and as a place for me to share my experience and passion with the youth of today.