Hall Of Fame
The Washington Baseball Hall of Fame
The Washington Baseball Coaches Association has an annual Hall of Fame luncheon to acknowledge the accomplishments of players, coaches, teams, and special friends of high school baseball. In doing this, special awards have been named after special coaches and individuals in high school baseball. Below, there will be a picture of the person each award is named after and a brief write-up of what he had done to set himself apart from others.
I am looking for group pictures to add to this page if you have some please contact me. If someone has copies of the programs for the Hall of Fame inductions from the following years: 1988 (first year of HOF inductions, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995,1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000. Also, a picture of group inductees not pictured on this page.
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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees
Pete Jensen–Gig Harbor
Jay Hultman–No. Mason
Ken Knudsen–Univ. of Washington
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Washington State Baseball Coaches Association
JIM FOUTS (original member of Hall of Fame)
A Legendary football and baseball coach from No. Thurston HS.
Outstanding coach, mentor and human being and has the school football facility named after him. Coached baseball for forty years at NT with 505 wins and is a member of the St. Martin’s, football and baseball and State Coaches Hall of Fame. He retired in 1992.
JIM PATON (original member of hall of fame)
Coach Paton coached at talent rich Shadle Park and moved to Roger’s H.S in 1977. in Spokane and was an original member of the Coach’s Hall of Fame. He was truly “one of a kind” and put his heart and soul in the Roger’s baseball program and giving his players lifetime experiences they would never forget. Being a master fundraiser for his players, Jim took his players on baseball related trips to China, Russia, Alaska, Florida, Cooperstown Hall of Fame and many others. He was a mentor and father figure for those he coached. Jim also dealt with Parkinson’s Disease the final 30 years of his life, and at the same time ran thirteen marathons. In addition to being inducted into the baseball coaches HOF, Jim received many community awards for his works. Jim initiated the All-Star Feeder game in Spokane and also hosted the All State game for many years. Jim loved what he did was truly an icon in high school baseball.
Paton Fouts Large School Coach of the Year
- 2006 Pete Orgill, Davis H. S.
- 2007 Kim Hammons, Snohomish H.S.
- 2008 Todd McDougall, Olympia H.S.
- 2009 Dave Larson, Highline H.S.
- 2010 Jon Aarstad, Kentwood H.S.
- 2011 Wyatt Tonkin, Shorewood H.S.
- 2012 Ryan Carter, Kamiakin H.S.
- 2013 Glen Walker, Auburn Mountainview
- 2014 Mark Weise, Puyallup H.S.
- 2015 Marcus Logue, So. Kitsap
- 2016 Tim Sanders, Southridge
Dave Johnson (original member of hall of fame)
After college Coach Johnson taught and coaches at Ephrata High School for his entire 36 years. He owned and operated T.B.I. Baseball Camps for 32 years with business partner Marty O’Brien. Johnson ended his career as the winningest baseball coach in the State of Washington with 687 victories, and second in total state championships with eight. As a coach, he led the Ephrata Tigers to 28 appearances in the state tournament and outscored opponents 489-239. In 36 years his teams won 25 league titles, 20 district titles, 16 regional titles, and placed at state 16 times. Dave Johnson led by example through his work ethic, integrity, passion, and devotion to the community. He was inducted into the Washington State Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988. For his efforts and dedication to the Ephrata Baseball program, he was honored by having the baseball stadium at Ephrata High School named after him and coach, Marty O’Brien
Dave Johnson Small School Coach of the Year
- 2006 Dave Johnson, Ephrata H.S.
- 2007 Gary Hatch, Sehome H.S.
- 2008 Jerry Striegel, Rochester H.S.
- 2009 Bill Walker Jr., Naches Valley H.S.
- 2010 Stan Taloff, Archbishop Murphy
- 2011 Paul Sopak, Cascade Christian H.S
- 2012 Jeff Carlson, Cashmere H.S.
- 2013 Kim Cox, Desales High School
- 2014 Todd Gibson, Ellensburg HS.
- 2015 Jon Rooklidge, Adna hs.
- 2016 Steve Hall, Vashon HS
Frank Osborne (original member of Hall of Fame )
There are not enough superlative to say about “Frank”. His affects and contribution went way beyond just coaching. He spent the last twenty-seven year at Enumclaw High School before retiring in 1981. One of the most successful coaches in the country, Frank’s clubs won 11 division championships and 10 league titles, including the 1977 state championship. During that time, the American Baseball Coaches Association awarded Frank the western US coach of the year three times, and he was also a finalist for national coach of the year. The USBCA more recently awarded him the national Meritorious Service Award for his contributions to coaching, and the thousands of hours he spent developing parks and baseball fields for his community, including the Boise Creek sixplex and the high school field Enumclaw later dedicated in his name. Frank was three times Washington State coach of the year, and a charter inductee into the Washington State Hall of Fame. The Washington State Baseball Coaches Association recently honored him with the establishment of the Frank Osborne Lifetime Achievement Award. He was honored as the Mariners fan of the year, and spearheaded a Mariners community participation program that helped keep the Mariners in Seattle. The Washington Recreation and Park Association honored him with the Citation of Merit, the highest recognition the WRPA can bestow on a citizen. There is not one high or college baseball program in the State of Washington who has not been affected by his post coaching entrepreneurship business, Osborne Innovation products. Starting in his garage, Frank invented, built, and marketed baseball products, initially for professional teams and players. His business grew rapidly, and expanded nationally to include colleges, high schools, and players of all ages.
Frank Osborne Lifetime Achievement
- 2010 -Frank Osborne, Enumclaw H.S. owner of OI Dan White, Eastmont HS.
- 2015 Mike Parrish, Colfax H.S.
- 2016 Scott Knight, Rosalia/Stanwood
WSBCA Player of the Year
- 2000 Tripper Johnson, Newport
- 2001 Grant Richardson, Richland
- 2002 Nick Hundley, Lake Washington
- 2003 Steve Marquardt, Kennewick
- 2004 Steve Marquardt, Kennewick
- 2005 Tyler Cheney, Richland
- 2006 Travis Snider, Jackson
- 2007 Kai Hatch, Sehome
- 2008 Brett Jacobs, Richland
- 2009 Travis Cook, Cedarcrest
- 2010 Ryan Brett, Highline
- 2011 Trevor Mitsui, Shorewood
- 2012 Reese McGuire, Kentwood
- 2013 Sam Hellinger, West Seattle
- 2014 Andrew Summerville, Lakeside
- 2015 Ian Oxnevad, Shorewood HS
- 2016 Johnny Sage, W. Valley HS (Spok.)
Dedication / Commitment to H. S. Baseball
- 2004 Dan White, Eastmont H.S.
- 2005 Gary Groenen, Juanita H.S.
- 2006 Lem Elway, Anacortes/Bl. Hills
- 2007 Mike Parrish, Colfax H.S.
- 2008 Roy Young, Henry Foss H.S.
- 2009 Jim Hannah, Eastmont H.S.
- 2010 Jason Castro, RA Long H.S.
- 2011 Larry Delaney, Lakewood H.S.
- 2012 Mike Williams, White River H.S.
- 2013 John Flanigan, Kentridge H.S.
- 2014 Mike Moeller, Eatonville H.S.
- 2015 Chad Ripke, Freeman H.S.
- 2016 Chad Arko, River Ridge H.S.
Dan White (original member of hall of fame)
Coach White served as head baseball coach for 33 years (1971-2003) for Eastmont High School and only having two losing seasons and accumulating 600 wins. Coach White was inducted into the Washington State Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1988 and WIAA Hall of Fame in 2015. He hosted the WSBCA All-State Baseball Series for 25 years. In Coach White’s honor, the Wildcat Baseball Stadium was named Dan White Field.
H. S. Ass’t Coach Recognition
- 2004 Monte Walton, Sehome H.S.
- 2005 Ray Moody, Bothell H.S.
- 2006 Tim Gilmore, Centralia H.S.
- 2007 John Martin, Liberty H.S.
- 2008 John Craig, Ferndale HS.
- 2009 Rob Holtzinger, Desales H.S.
- 2009 Roger Chambers, Richland H.S.
- 2010 Rocky Ruddy, Blanchet H.S.
- 2011 Chance Wilton, Kentridge H.S.
- 2012 Jeff Elevado, Olympic H.S.
- 2013 Brian Richardson, AC Davis H.S.
- 2014 Mark Hawksworth, Eastlake H.S.
- Craig Hyatt, East Valley H.S.
- 2015 Steve Sanelli, Issaquah H.S.
- Arturo Vivanco, Burlington Ed. H.S
- 2016 Pat O’Conner, Auburn Mt. View HS
One of the most respected umpire at all levels in Washington State. Watching him umpire you can tell it is an act of love and he has the interaction skills with coaches to make the respect and “like” him. With that, the “Umpiring Award” was named in his honor. Comes from the Tri-City area and started umpiring in 1965. Has done the PAC-10/12 for thirty five years, 4 college world series, 10 NAIA world series, 6 legion world series,4 baseball state play-off games, and 12 yrs. in the Class A NWL baseball. In addition to baseball, he has done many big games in basketball.
- 1999 C.J. Mitchell, Tri Cities
Bob Maguenez, Tacoma
- 2000 Richard Todd, Bremerton
Larry, Libby, Mt. Vernon
- 2001 Don Murdzia, Bellingham
Jerry Wood, Olympia
- 2002 Bill Via, Spokane
Bud, Weis, East Wenatchee
- 2003 Wes Crossley, Chelan
Gary Lawson, Moses Lake
- 2004 Harry Porter, Kennewick
Greg Tate, Mt. Vernon
- 2005 Terry Baughman, Spokane
Dewey Yoke, Centralia
- 2006 Joe Winniford, Peninsula
- 2007 Brian Gooch, Pacific Inter. L.
- 2008 Ed Rhoades, Central Col. Basin
- 2009 Dan Burke, C. Collegiate Ump.
- 2010 Mike Gubrud, Skagit Umpires
- 2011 Gunnar Guttormsen, Lower Col.
- 2012 Ron Shaw, Western Washington
- 2013 Rodney Rochon, Snohomish
- 2014 Fran Pinchbeck, Western Wash.
- 2015 Jay Neff, NBUA
- 2016 Rob Ruth, WWBUA
Jim was a high school sports coordinator for the Seattle Times and was a workaholic who spent countless hours finding stories about high school athletes. To him no school was too small for attention to have their successes acknowleged. With him, everything had to be accurate and up-to-date. The “Jim Reding Award” is a tribute to those media people who best carry on that tradition.
Media Commitment to H. S. Baseball
- 2005 Bill O’Mara, Anacortes
- 2006 Craig Smith, Seattle Times
- 2007 Rick Anderson, Aberdeen Daily World
- 2008 Rene Ferran, Tri-City Herald
- 2009 Kevin Brown, Everett Herald
- 2010 Sandy Ringer, Seattle Times
- 2011 Greg Fiscus, Skagit Valley Herald
- 2012 Scott Spruill, Yakima Valley Republic
- 2013 Mike Vlahovich, Spokesman Review
- 2014 Al Camp, Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
- 2015 Kirc Roland, KLOG Radio. Longview/Kelso
- 2016 Bruce Bennett, Wenatchee
Former owner of Prostock Athletics in Bellingham Larry donated the Hall of Fame inductees sweaters and was heavily involved in youth sports and making endless contributions for kids and sports. Will always be known for his wit and availibilty to helping those in need. He coached at all levels in Bellingham. Larry was a member of the 1967 Arizona State Baseball Team that won the College World Series.
Special Services to Baseball
- 2001 George Dewey, Mt. Vernon
- 2002 Bob Maley, Rosalia
- 2003 Corky Frady, Edmonds
- 2004 Jim Reding, Seattle
- 2005 Gary Sinclair, Eastmont
- 2006 Al Evans, Mt. Vernon
- 2007 Mel Moore, Yak. Youth Baseball
- 2008 Bob Christofferson, Seattle MarinerS
- 2009 Steve Schmedding, Spokane
- 2010 Elden “Butch” Alexander, Longview
- 2011 Jerry Smoot, Whatcom County
- 2012 Rich Bunker, Chehalis
- 2013 Dan Riley, Vancouver
- 2014 Hank Whitehead, Puyallup
- 2015 Jeff Emerson, White River
- 2016 Josh Fulton, Lacey