2009

 

 

Michele Mathay

Michele graduated from Lincoln H.S. (Seattle) in 1970. Unfortunately there were no team sports offered for girls during her school years. However, she did study ballet at the Cornish School for the Arts for 9 years. She was a Para Educator for the Puyallup School District and coached both cross country and track & field at Puyallup H.S. Her boys teams were League Champs 11 times and her girls teams captured 4 League Titles. In addition, Michele qualified 10 boys teams to State and 8 girls teams. Her dual meet record was 125 – 15 for boys and 107 -31 for the girls.

 

John Payne

John Payne

John grew up in Gig Harbor and graduated from Peninsula H.S. in 1968.  He attended University of Puget Sound and graduated with a degree in History in l974.  He coached at Curtis J.H. and Curtis H.S.  John qualified both his boys’ and girls’ cross country teams to state during the l990’s and his boys’ and girls’ teams placed 3rd and 4th in 1992 and 1993 respectively.  After retirement from coaching John stayed involved with the sport, working with the South Sound Cross Country Camp and as meet director for The Westside Classic (the multi-district cross country championships).

Bob Barbero

Bob graduated from West Valley-Spokane H.S. in l970 where he ran Cross Country and Track & Field.

He graduated from Eastern Washington University in l974 with a degree in Math.  Bob coached at Davenport H.S., University H.S., and finished his coaching career at Mt. Spokane H.S.  His boys’ teams qualified for State 11-times and his girls’ teams twice.  His boys’ teams won state titles in l997, 1998, and 1999.  In addition, his Titans placed 2nd in 1989, 1990, 1996, and 2000.  His individual state champions included Ian Johnson (1998) and Megan O’Reilly (Mt. Spokane) in track.

Steve Llewellyn

Steve Llewellyn

Steve grew up in the Spokane Valley and graduated from East Valley H. S. in l964 where he lettered in Cross Country.  He graduated from Washington State University in 1968 and Gonzaga Law School in 1975.  He coached at West Valley High School and University High School.  His girls’ teams had 9state qualifying teams and captured the State title in 1992.  Steve also coached Junior Olympic Cross Country and Track& Field and was named the Washington State ‘Coach of the Year’ for Cross Country in 1992.