Cross Country Hall of Fame

The Washington State Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame represents some of the finest high school coaches in the state of Washington. Until 2013, Coaches had to be retired from the sport in order to be inducted. As of 2013, the Hall has begun to also induct active coaches as well. Coaches may be nominated by any active member of the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association. Final candidates are selected by the Hall of Fame committee and approved by the Executive Board. The Hall of Fame committee consists of past WSCCCA presidents Tom Campbell, Steve Bertrand, and Mark Cullen. Hall of Fame inductees are recognized annually at the WSCCCA Awards ceremony. Their plaques are on display at the WIAA headquarters in Renton and they are also recognized here.

To be considered for the Hall of Fame, a coach should have meet some or all of the following criteria: Over 15 years coaching, significant team or individual performances at the highest level, significant contributions to the sport outside of their specific team, major historical achievements. We encourage coaches to use our Hall of Fame nomination form to recommend coaches.

Hall of Fame Members


Lee Cave, Columbia River

Herm Caviness, Ferris

Larry Eason, Snohomish

Larry Hitchcock, Newport

Max Jensen, Richland

Barry Savage, Renton

Gary Swanson, Castle Rock

Tracy Walters, Rogers (Spokane)

Len Long, North Central


Frank Ahern, Franklin

Brock Hogle, Nathan Hale

Keith Gilbertson, Snohomish


Chuck Millard, West   Valley (Yakima)

Father Thomas Sullivan, Seattle Prep

Wayne Worby, Selah


Bob Summers, Mabton & Tolt (Carnation)


Tom Campbell, Edmonds

John Crawford, Pasco,

Roger Myers, Edmonds-Woodway


Jim Freeman, Mount Baker

Cliff Nixon, Newport (Bellevue)

Carl Westerling, South Whidbey

Joel Wingard, Gig Harbor


Robert Guenther, Tyee

Don McFarland, Ephrata

Bob Nolan, Toledo

Gordon Robertson, Tenino


Russ Brantner, Omak

Harlan Jackson, Everett

Bob McKean, White River


Arvin Blankers, Lynden Christian

Burt Wells, Curtis


Bruce Hooper, Montesano

George Olsen, A.C. Davis


Ernie Goshorn, Lynwood


HughTower, Lakeside

John Chaplin, Wapato


Leo Genest-Blanchet

Ed Thenell-Blanchet

Ken Ruud-Issaquah

Dave Annonen-Tumwater


Mike Hubbard-Inglemoor

Pete Steiner-EastValley   Yakima

Pat Tyson-Shorecrest, Mead

Ed Santos-South Kitsap


Mark Cullen-University Prep

Jim Berry-ShadlePark

Mike Evans-Lakewood

Bob Mathews-Seattle Lutheran


Michele Mathay-Puyallup

John Payne-Curtis

Bob Barbero, University

Steve Llewellyn


Br. Jerry Sullivan-Bellarmine

Art Frey-Lewis & Clark

Greg Hayashi-NW Christian (Colbert)

Art Hutton-Clover Park, West Valley, Eisenhower,Bellarmine, YVCC, CWU, UW




Patty Ley-Gig Harbor

Joe Stewart-Kelso

Bill Kemp-Riverside

Ross Thomas


Gwen Robertson-Issaquah

James McLachlan-West Valley

Sam Ring-Wilson/Bellarmine

Ron Fleming-Granger


John Amidon-Olympia

Terry Rice-Stadium

Dave Rockstrom-Kennewick, Southridge

Andy Slatt Jr.-O’Dea


Jerry Miller-Capital

Julie Coburn-Marysville Pilchuck

Clyde Carpenter-Moses Lake


Ron Huntington-Walla Walla

Bill Kehoe-Northwest Christian 

John “Doc” Robertson-Seattle Prep


Steve Bertrand-Cascade

Mike Hepper-Richland

Bob Isitt-Shadle Park

Nick Lazanis-East Valley