2012 Class: Special Contributors
Began officiating baseball and football in 1969 in high school in Carson, Calif. Received full scholarship to play baseball at UNLV. Started officiating in Medford in 1977 and has worked roughly 2,000 high school football and baseball games, including five state championship contests and the Les Schwab All-Star Game. Named Oregon football official of the year in 2006. Will call the 6A state title game next spring, becoming the first official in 30 years to work the 6A baseball and football championship games.
Raised in Eagle Point, where he was a four-year letterman in football, basketball and baseball at Eagle Point High. Attended Southern Oregon University, then was a teacher, coach and administrator in the Central Point School District for 32 years, retiring in 1999. Began 30-year officiating career in 1968, retiring in 1998 due to a back injury. Received state and regional distinguished service awards in 1989 for basketball officiating. Worked 16 state tournaments and more than a dozen state title games as well as NAIA playoffs.
Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and moved to Medford in 1946, where he played baseball for Medford High 1949-51. Served as Marine for two years during Korean war, then worked as vice president of merchandising for Thrifty Drug in Southern California 1957-81. Returned to Medford and worked in wood products industry, retiring in 2012. Official scorer for North Medford High sports since 1988. Medford Mustangs general manager since 1985. Inducted into Oregon Baseball Coaches' Hall of Fame as special contributor in 2009.
Graduated from Grants Pass High in 1965 as a three-sport letterman (football, basketball and track). Played basketball at Treasure Valley CC in Ontario and one year at Southern Oregon University. Taught and coached and served as athletic director at South Medford High before becoming Medford district AD. Served in that capacity for 13 years, retiring in 2003. Under his watch, North and South Medford high schools won 109 Southern Oregon Conference championships and eight team state titles.