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January 21, 2015 at 10:17 AM

Dan Mack, Rollie Robbins to be inducted into WSCA Football Coaches Hall of Fame

Kamiak coach Dan Mack and former Seattle Prep/Interlake coach Rollie Robbins are among the three inductees into the 2015 class of the Washington State Coaches Association Football Coaches Hall of Fame. Terry Jensen (Forks/Montesano) is also being inducted during the Hall of Fame banquet on Jan. 24.

More information is below.

Press release:

The WSCA Mid-Winter Football clinic will be held January 23-25 at the Everett Holiday Inn. On Saturday, January 24th we will have the Hall of Fame banquet honoring this year’s inductee’s into the WSCA Football Coaches Hall of Fame. The banquet will be from 6:30-8:00 pm and tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 per person.

 

This year’s inductees are listed below.

 

Dan Mack – Kamiak

Dan Mack graduated from Lake Washington High School in 1973. He went on to Bellevue Community College, Central Washington University and graduate school at the University of Washington. He began his teaching and coaching career in 1978 at Endicott High School in Whitman County Washington, where he coached 8 Man Football, Volleyball, Girls Basketball & Varsity Track. Dan moved to the Mukilteo School District in the 1979 where he has been coaching and teaching for the last 36 years. Coach Mack has been a Head Varsity Basketball and Head Varsity Baseball Coach. Dan started coaching football at the Junior High level and after a number of years moved up to a varsity assistant. He coached at both Mariner HS as well as Kamiak HS. In 1998 he became the Head Football Coach at Kamiak High School and has continued to develop a Football Program that the players, school and community enjoy and appreciate. Dan has amassed 112 victories in the last 17 years. The Fightin’ Knights have qualified for the playoffs eleven times. Coach Mack has based his program on teaching character traits which he calls “The Marks of a Champion”. Some of Dan’s honors include; Star Times Coach of the Year, Everett Herald Coach of the Year, West All State Head Coach, Seattle Seahawk Coach of the Week and Frosty Westering Coaching with Character Award. Dan has enjoyed seeing former players and assistant coaches who have gone on to success of their own as teachers and coaches. Dan and his wife Donna have been married for 37 years and have two sons, Lucas and John. Both are married and between them have 3 beautiful grandchildren.

Terry Jensen- Forks, Montesano

Terry Jensen graduated from Aberdeen High School playing for Hall of Fame coach Al Eklund. He then attended Grays Harbor Community College before moving on and graduating from Central Washington University. He started his coaching career in 1982 working for Gary Lorenson at Quincy High School. Terry received his first head coaching job in 1985 at Forks High School, where he was head coach for 16 years, compiling a record of 112-46. He is currently the head coach at Montesano High school, completing his 13th season this fall, and has a record at Monte of 115-27, including the 2012 state championship. But Terry is most proud of his family, wife Kyne, daughters Sarah and Molly, son Matthew, daughters Hannah and Emma, son-in-law Eric, and granddaughter Veronica.

Rollie Robbins- Seattle Prep, Interlake

Rollie Robbins started his football career at North Central High School in Spokane where as a senior he was named to the Spokesman-Review All City team and selected for the All State Football team in 1951.  Rollie was a 4-year letterman at Whitworth College where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1957 and his Master of Education in 1961. It was at Whitworth College that he developed his passion for coaching and teaching.  He coached at Montesano (1957-58), Sumner (1959-60), Bellevue (1961-63), Newport (1964-67), Whitworth College (1968-69), Interlake (1973-1988), and Seattle Preparatory School (1989-1999). He finished with an overall high school record of 206 wins, 115 losses, and 3 ties.   At Interlake (1973-1988) he received the greatest distinction by winning the King Co Conference Division 9 times and making it to the quarter finals in State 4 times.  Throughout his career he coached 40 kids that would become division I players, 8 of whom would go on to professional football careers.  In 1989 he was the head coach for the West All State Football team.  In 2007 he was honored with the Tony Gasparovich award.  When he was not coaching football Rollie would often be coaching wrestling, baseball, or track.  Rollie was married to Kay Robbins for 54 years, and raised 5 children together.  He was involved with Young Life and attended church. He passed away in 2007.

It was through a football scholarship that Rollie was able to receive a college education. It was his experience being a student athlete at Whitworth that instilled the values that he kept throughout his career.  The Whitworth coaches lived what they taught on the field.  They believed humility, hard work, caring for one another, and helping one another would provide the greatest opportunities in life.  Throughout his career Rollie consistently reached out to people that were on the “edge” and urged students to attend college.  He encouraged his players to be more than an athlete and to apply the work ethic they learned from sports to the classroom and their personal lives as well.  As a testament to Rollie’s impact, alumni players at Seattle Preparatory School set up an endowment fund in his name to help future student athletes.

 

 

Thank you for your continued support of high school athletics,

 

Greg McMillan

HOF Chairman

Eisenhower HS- Yakima

Mcmillan_1@charter.net

 

 

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