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May 11, 2011 at 3:46 PM

WIBCA announces seven new Hall of Fame members

The WIBCA announced seven new hall of fame members Wednesday. I’ve spent a lot of time over the years with one of the new additions, Steilacoom assistant Bruce Hayes.

Hayes was my P.E. teacher when I was in eighth grade and he coached me for four years at Steilacoom. I now see him every year at the school’s alumni game. It is definitely a well-deserved honor for the longtime assistant who is a pivotal part of the success coach Gary Wusterbarth — he was inducted in 2007 — has had with the Sentinels over the years.

Here is the full press release:

The Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association will induct seven new members to their Hall of Fame at the Wenatchee Conference Center on July 21 and at the Tacoma Elks Club on July 28.

The Wenatchee banquet will honor head coaches Tim Coles (Garfield-Palouse) and Joe Harris (Lake Chelan, Bridgeport).The Tacoma Banquet will fete head coaches Richard Belcher (Newport, Eastlake, California), Tim Cousins (Darrington) and Larry Skogstad (North Mason, Ferndale, Fife, East Valley, King’s).

Longtime Steilacoom assistant Bruce Hayes and Aberdeen assistant Darrell Lokken will also be inducted. Don Davison, journalist with the Tacoma News Tribune, will be awarded the Ed Pepple Service Award at the Tacoma banquet.

Both banquets begin with a social hour at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and induction ceremony at 6 p.m.. Cost is $30. RSVP Dave Dickson at 360-201-5218 or email at david.dickson@bellinghamschools.org. Below are the members of the WIBCA Hall of Fame.

WIBCA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES, 1975-2010

1975

E.L. “Squinty” Hunter

Art Dawald

Richard “Boots” Wooten

1976

Ken Wills

John Fuller

Ray Thacker

1977

Mat Pavalunas

Bill Nollan

Tom Paski

1978

Vernon Moreman

1979

Bill Trowbridge

1980

Ed “Bull” Tenoski

1981

Irv Leifer

1982

Russ Insley

Norm Lowery

Waldo Roberts

Virgil Simmons

1983

Leonard T. “Solly” Saalwaechter

1984

Reginal L. “Reg” Schodeller

1985

John Stahl

1986

William “Bill” Taylor

Del Schafer

1987

Gilbert “Gib” Greiter

1988

Hal Dodeward

1989

Richard “Dick” G. Dixon

1990

Marv Ainsworth

Bill Hays

Dean Nicholson

Judd Heathcote

Marv Harshman

Don Monson

1991

Don Koplitz

Tom Smith

Chuck Randall

Laverne Simmons

1992

Norm Goldstein

Jake Maberry

Frank Teverbaugh

1993

Wayne Hohman

Les Eathorne

Ray Normile

1994

Hank Coplen

Bill Kelly

1995

Richard Hammermaster

Bob Anderson

1996

Walter Milroy

Wayne Dalesky

Ron Billings

Ray Cresap

1997

Donald Leach

Jerry Clyde

1998

Carl Kellman

1999

Bob Bafus

Dave Robertson

Gene Smith

Bob Woodworth

Wayne Worthen

2000

Jim Enslin

Mike Mullen

Bob Ross

2001

Wayne Gilman

2002

Steve Anstett

Richard Brock

Jim Harney

Don Huston

Lyle Patterson

Gary Radli.

2003

Rod Ancheta

Bruce Bailey

Melvin Bowden

Jerry Groenig

Ben Snowden

2004

Jack Cleveland

Denny Humphrey

Terry Irwin

Marty O’Brien

2005

Jim Adams

John Clark

Charlie Cobb

Mac Fraser

Roger Ottmar

Joe Richer

2006

Butch Blue

Ron Brown

Dave Denny

Al Hairston

Jerry Koester

Earl “Punky” Omeg

Ed Pepple

2007

Gil Coleman

Pat Fitterer

Ron Nilson

John Triplett

Gary Wusterbarth

2008

Jack deKubber

Jim Clifton

Bill Hill

Lyle McIntosh

Jim Thacker

2009

Rod Iverson

Tim Kelly

Keith Kingsbury

Mike Lowery

Norm Lowery, Jr.

2010

Bill Bakamus

Mike Downs

Dave Olzendam

Dwight Pflugrath

Phil Lumpkin

Toivo Piipo, asst

Steve McCallum, asst.

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