John was born in Alaska and graduated from Craigmont High School in Idaho in 1960, where he played 4 years of basketball and baseball. He majored in Math and graduated from WhitworthCollege in 1960. He taught 30 years at Pasco High School, where he coached basketball and track and organized the school’s first cross country team. He has been the State Cross Country Meet Director or meet manager since 1988. He also directed the Pasco Track Invite for decades. Both meets showcase the tremendous running talent in the state of Washington.
Roger spent his early years growing up in the Midwest and graduated from Richland High School in 1955, where he played on several JV sports teams. He graduated from Western Washington State College in 1960 with a major in Math. During his senior year in college, he served as the Sports Information Director. He taught Math at Edmonds and Woodway High Schools. Roger coached cross country at Edmonds High School from 1960-1966 and Woodway High School from 1967-1970 and 1973-1976. He coached numerous cross country teams to league titles and state competition. Roger founded the Edmonds Invitational cross country meet, one of the state’s earliest invites. Roger also coached basketball for 23 years.
Tom coached 30 years at Edmonds. His teams won 7 boys state titles and his girls won 5 state championships, including two doubles. He was the first President of the Cross Country Coaches Association. Tom remains active in the sport, and headed the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame Committee. He has also been inducted in the the Snohomish County Hall of Fame.