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April 30, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Bellevue assistant head coach Pat Jones earns Hall of Fame induction

Bellevue assistant head football coach Pat Jones will be inducted into the Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame during a luncheon Friday.

Jones is one of two coaches who will be inducted, joining Glenn Rickert (Burlington). Former Seahawk Jacob Green will be inducted as a professional player, while Steve Emtman (Washington) and Marcus Trufant (Washington State) will be inducted as college players.

Dick Baird and Carver Gayton will also be honored in addition to a pair of semi-pro players — Ron Vrlicak of the Snohomish Rangers and Wes Fisch of Snohomish Co.

Jones, who started coaching 1982, will begin his 31st year this fall. His record as an assistant coach is 251-79. He has coached 10 state-title teams, including Bellevue’s first in 1983.

He was the high-school position coach for two NFL linemen in Stephen Schilling (San Diego) and David DeCastro (a first-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers).

And, in addition to coaching in 11 state-title games and 12 state semifinals, Jones coached his son, Dakota — one of six siblings — in junior football from 2004-08.

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