Former University of Washington football star Chad Ward from River View High School in Kennewick headlines the WIAA 2012 Hall of Fame inductees.
Curt Corvin of Lakes and Tammy Tibbles from Creston are the other two athletes in this year’s class. Corvin was a two-time state cross-country champion in 1981 and ’82 and also won a title in the 3,200 his senior year. He went on to earn All-American honors at Washington.
Tibbles led Creston to state basketball titles in 1982 and ’84, then enjoyed a successful career at Gonzaga.
Ward was the Pac-10 Lineman of the Year in 2000 and helped the Huskies beat Purdue in the 2000 Rose Bowl. He went on to play professionally with the Jacksonvile Jaguars.
The two coaches tabbed for the Hall of Fame this year are Gene Cerino and Linda Sheridan. Cerino started the wrestling programs at Castle Rock and Auburn and has played a significant role in the development of the sport. Sheridan was a highly sucessful volleyball and basketball coach at Shadle Park in Spokane. Her teams captured seven state titles and she is the winningest high-school coach in Greater Spokane League history.
The other inductees are Bruce Caldwell (fine arts), Ed Rhoades (official) and Steven McKenzie (contributor).
Full biographies are available here.
The ceremonies will be May 9 at the Renton Pavilion Events Center. For additional information, including tickets, contact Andy Barnes, WIAA assistant executive editor, at 425-282-5237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.