Local connection: Cascade and Archbishop Murphy coach
Best known as: State champion football coach
Era: 1988 through 2007
In an area known for its high-profile football coaches, Ennis may well have been the best. While he never advanced beyond the high school level, Ennis was such a success at two Snohomish County schools that he earned the nod as The Herald's most successful coach of all time. At the time of his death last September, Ennis had taken Archbishop Murphy's program from nothing to dynasty in just a few years. Even before there was a school called Archbishop Murphy, Ennis had established himself as a local legend by taking Cascade to 10 consecutive Western 4A Conference titles and a 4A state championship. He came out of retirement to start Archbishop Murphy's football program won two state titles in the first four years of the program. Ennis had a career record of 287-87 and ranked second in the state to Tumwater's Sid Otton (291-114) in all-time victories.