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 is 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 and if you have some please contact me, and also 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.  In addition, I can use pictures of group inductees not pictured on this page.



Hall Of Fame Inductee Pictures


2024 members


2023 members


2022 members


2021 members

  •  Velko Vitalich, West Seattle     
  • Marco Malich, Peninsula)(Post.)
  • Gregg Swenson, Multiple
  • Jerry Striegel, Rochester
  • Tim Sanderson, Southridge




2020 members

   No Hall of Fame Banquet-   COVID

2019 members

  • Rex Ashmore, Centralia
  • Kevin Heimbniger, Toutle Lake
  • Merle Watkins, Kittitas
  • Ken Knutson, Univ. of Wash
  • Joe Ross, Univ. of Wash

2017 & 2018 members

  • Pete Jansen, Gig Harbor
  • Wyatt Tonkin, Shorewood
  • Russ Hayden, Tacoma
  • Tim Gilmore, Centralia
  • Jay Hultberg, No. Mason

2016 members

  • Bill Geyer, North Mason
  • David Larson, Highline
  • Scott Rowland, Elma
  • Mike Williams, White River

2015 members

  • Mike Archer, Selah
  • Monte Walton, Sehome
  • Brian Eisenbarth, Riverview
  • Terry Regnier, Cheney

2014 members

  • Brad Conn, Sedro-Woolley
  • Jim Wasem, East. Wa. Univ.
  • Todd McDougall, Olympia

2013 members

  • Larry Schreck, Pullman/Wenatchee
  • Rob Reese, Issaquah

2012 members

  • Bill Walker, Naches
  • Mike Parrish, Colfax

2011 members

  • Pete Orgill, Davis
  • Roy Young, Foss

2010 members

  • George Benedetti. West Valley (Yak)
  • Ed Garcia, Central Valley

2009 members

  • Ed Paulter, Seattle Prep
  • Kim Cox, DeSales

2008 members

  • Rodger Anderson, Lake Stevens
  • Ron Brooks, Shadle Park
  • Jerry Powell, Warden

2007 member

  • Kim Hammons, Snohomish
  • Paul Moody, Bothell/Inglemoor
  • Daryl Parson, Davenport

2006 members

  • Del Cruzen, Naches Valley
  • Pete Doumit, Moses Lake
  • John Rozenboom, Liberty Christian

2005 members

  • Dave Chambers, Lake Washington
  • Larry Heinz, Rochester
  • Dan Hollod, Meridan
  • John Thacker, Ferris

2004 members

  • Terry Agnew, Woodinville/C. Kit.
  • Wayne Dickey, Touchet
  • Doug Hall, Cedarcrest/Tolt
  • George Monica, Blanchet

2003 members

  • Ed Bator, Moses Lake
  • Bob Mullikin, Evergreen (Sea)
  • Don Ressa, University (Spok)
  • Barry Traynor, North Thurston

2002 members

  • Rex Easley, Kamiakin
  • Jim Harrman, Shoreline
  • Ben Jacobs, Richland
  • Jim Tevis, Rogers (Puy)

2001 members

  • Bob Smithson, Cascade (Ever)
  • Lou Stevenson, Everett
  • Jim Waller, Oak Harbor

2000 members

  • Gary Kaatz, Curlew
  • Bob Lightfoot, Wilson
  • Don Smith, South Kitsap

1999 members

  • Gary Coe, Springdale
  • Ron Martin, Meadowdale
  • Peter Weitz, Lewis and Clark

1998 members

  • Gary Clausen, Blaine
  • Fran Rish, Richland
  • John Zaepfel, Yakima

1997 members

  • Curt Daniels, Hudson Bay
  • Elton Goodwin, South Kitsap
  • Dean Hoff, Kennewick

1996 members

  • Bob Feagan, Chief Sealth
  • Don Freeman, Prairie
  • Ken Johnson, Eisenhower
  • Rowland “Red “ Smith, Shelton

1995 members

  • Don Detrick, Asotin
  • Bob”Hanner”Hansen, Mark Morris
  • Glenn Meinke, Hanford
  • Art Osmundson, Ridgefield

1994 members

  • Harry Amend, Central Valley
  • Ron Graham, Castle Rock
  • Marty O’Brien, Ephrata
  • Bob Waits, Hanford

1993 members

  • Jim Brown, Shadle Park
  • Jim Clem, Burlington-Edison
  • Al Falkner, Gonzaga Prep
  • Jim Hannah Eastmont
  • Gary Hatch, Sehome
  • Scott Knight, Stanwood

1992 members

  • Lem Elway, Anacortes
  • Joe Faccone, Kennedy
  • Jim Gard, Thomas Jefferson
  • Jim Johnson, Morton
  • Bill Taylor, Anacortes
  • Bill Walker, Connell
  • Ron Wayman, Bothell

1991 members

  • Malcom Cameron, Washougal
  • Al Evans, Mount Vernon
  • Dan Iyall, University (Spok)
  • Jerry Morse, Colton
  • Jack Spring, West Valley (Spok)
  • Stan Taloff, Shorecrest

1990 members

  • Chuck “Bobo” Brayton, W.S.U
  • Gary Driessen, Brewster
  • Lloyd Riddle, Renton
  • Fred Shull, Edmonds
  • Tye Tiland, Anacortes

1989 members

  • Al Daniels, Pasco
  • Gary Groenen, Juanita
  • Bill McCutchin, Mount Vernon
  • Dale Parker, Edmonds
  • Lee Sonnedecker, Kelso
  • Virgil Taylor, North Kitsap

1988 members


  • Bob Albo, Newport (Bell)
  • Bill Carlon, Selah
  • Des Charouhas, Lake Washington
  • Rollie DeKoster, Lynden
  • Jim Fouts, North Thurston
  • Bill Frazier, Gonzaga Prep
  • Tony Gasparovich, Ballard
  • Merle Hagbo, Clover Park
  • Ed Hardenbrook, Lakes
  • Dave Johnson, Ephrata
  • Bob Levitin, Interlake
  • Bill Mullin, Lincoln (Sea)
  • Frank Osborne, Enumclaw
  • Jim Paton, Rogers (Spok)
  • Bud Pripp, West Seattle
  • Ralph Reed, Franklin
  • Gary Snyder, Shorecrest
  • Mel Waite, Queen Anne
  • Mal Walton, Bellingham
  • Dan White, Eastmont
  • Chuck Wood, Tahoma


Washington State Baseball Coaches Association

Award Winners


JIM FOUTS (original member of Hall of Fame)

A legendary football and baseball coach from North Thurston High School.
Jim was an outstanding coach, mentor and human being and the school football facility is named after him.  He coached baseball for 40 years at North Thurston with 505 wins and is a member of the Saint 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 in Spokane in 1977.  He 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, the 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 13 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
  • 2007 Kim Hammons, Snohomish
  • 2008 Todd McDougall, Olympia
  • 2009 Dave Larson, Highline
  • 2010 Jon Aarstad, Kentwood
  • 2011 Wyatt Tonkin, Shorewood
  • 2012 Ryan Carter, Kamiakin
  • 2013 Glen Walker, Auburn Mountainview
  • 2014 Mark Weise, Puyallup
  • 2015 Marcus Logue, South Kitsap
  • 2016 Tim Sanders, Southridge
  • 2017 Brett Jaime, Kentlake
  • 2018 Jeff Zehnder, Wenatchee


Dave Johnson (original member of Hall of Fame)

After college coach Johnson taught and coached 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 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
  • 2007 Gary Hatch, Sehome
  • 2008 Jerry Striegel, Rochester
  • 2009 Bill Walker Jr., Naches Valley
  • 2010 Stan Taloff, Archbishop Murphy
  • 2011 Paul Sopak, Cascade Christian
  • 2012 Jeff Carlson, Cashmere
  • 2013 Kim Cox, DeSales
  • 2014 Todd Gibson, Ellensburg
  • 2015 Jon Rooklidge, Adna
  • 2016 Steve Hall, Vashon Island
  • 2017 Bryan Bullock, W.F. West
  • 2018 Shane Nixon, Fife
  • 2019 Mike Archer, Selah

  • 2020



Frank Osborne (original member of Hall of Fame )

There are not enough superlatives to say about “Frank.”  His affects and contribution went way beyond just coaching. He spent his last 27 years of education at Enumclaw High School before retiring in 1981. One of the most successful coaches in the country, Frank’s clubs won 11 division championships, 10 league titles and 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 school 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, owner of OI
                Dan White, Eastmont
  • 2015 Mike Parrish, Colfax
  • 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
  • 2016 Johnny Sage, West Valley (Spok)
  • 2017
  • 2018  Daniel Copeland, Skyview
  • 2019
  • 2020


Don Freeman

Dedication & Commitment to High School Baseball

  • 2004 Dan White, Eastmont
  • 2005 Gary Groenen, Juanita
  • 2006 Lem Elway, Anacortes/Black Hills
  • 2007 Mike Parrish, Colfax
  • 2008 Roy Young, Henry Foss
  • 2009 Jim Hannah, Eastmont
  • 2010 Jason Castro, RA Long
  • 2011 Larry Delaney, Lakewood
  • 2012 Mike Williams, White River
  • 2013 John Flanigan, Kentridge
  • 2014 Mike Moeller, Eatonville
  • 2015 Chad Ripke, Freeman
  • 2016 Chad Arko, River Ridge
  • 2017
    2019 Jerry Gatto, Portland, Ore.
    2020 Bill Walker Sr., Connell




Dan White (original member of Hall of Fame)

Coach White served as head baseball coach for 33 years (1971-2003) for Eastmont High School, only had two losing seasons and accumulated 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.

High School Assistant Coach Recognition

  • 2004 Monte Walton, Sehome
  • 2005 Ray Moody, Bothell
  • 2006 Tim Gilmore, Centralia
  • 2007 John Martin, Liberty
  • 2008 John Craig, Ferndale
  • 2009 Rob Holtzinger, DeSales
  • 2009 Roger Chambers, Richland
  • 2010 Rocky Ruddy, Blanchet
  • 2011 Chance Wilton, Kentridge
  • 2012 Jeff Elevado, Olympic
  • 2013 Brian Richardson, Davis
  • 2014 Mark Hawksworth, Eastlake
  • Craig Hyatt, East Valley (Yak)
  • 2015 Steve Sanelli, Issaquah
  • Arturo Vivanco, Burlington Edison
  • 2016 Pat O’Conner, Auburn Mountainview
  • 2017 Rob Archer, Selah
  • 2018 Rob Archer, Selah
  • 2019 Bishop Bielec, North Mason
    2020 Korey Kier, Columbia River



C.J. Mitchell was one of the most respected umpires at all levels in Washington. Watching him umpire you can tell it is an act of love and he had the interaction skills with coaches to make them respect and “like” him. With that, the “Umpiring Award” was named in his honor.  C.J. comes from the Tri-City area and started umpiring in 1965. Has done the PAC-10/12 for 35 years, 4 college world series, 10 NAIA world series, 6 legion world series, 4 baseball state play-off games, and 12 years in the Class A Northwest League. In addition to baseball he has done many big games in basketball.

Umpire Service

  • 1999 C.J. Mitchell, Tri Cities
    Bob Maguenez, Tacoma
  • 2000 Richard Todd, Bremerton
    Larry Libby, Mount 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, Mount Vernon
  • 2005 Terry Baughman, Spokane
    Dewey Yoke, Centralia
  • 2006 Joe Winniford, Peninsula
  • 2007 Brian Gooch, Pacific International League
  • 2008 Ed Rhoades, Central Columbia Basin
  • 2009 Dan Burke, C. Collegiate Ump.
  • 2010 Mike Gubrud, Skagit Umpires
  • 2011 Gunnar Guttormsen, Lower Columbia
  • 2012 Ron Shaw, Western Washington
  • 2013 Rodney Rochon, Snohomish
  • 2014 Fran Pinchbeck, Western Washington
  • 2015 Jay Neff, NBUA
  • 2016 Rob Ruth, WWBUA
  • 2017
  • 2018 Chris Remington, WWBUA


Jim Reding

Jim was a high school sports coordinator for the Seattle Times and 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 acknowledged. 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 High School 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
  • 2019 Todd Milles, The Tribune
    2020 Meg Wochnik,


Larry Linville

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. He will always be known for his wit and availability 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, Mount Vernon
  • 2002 Bob Maley, Rosalia
  • 2003 Corky Frady, Edmonds
  • 2004 Jim Reding, Seattle
  • 2005 Gary Sinclair, Eastmont
  • 2006 Al Evans, Mount Vernon
  • 2007 Mel Moore, Yakima 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
  • 2017
  • 2018 Karl Halberg, Adidas
  • 2019 Lynn Eakman
    2020 Rusty Trudeau, Baden

Hall of Fame Luncheon Pictures and Hofers in Action