The Rising

Dick Armstrong
Published: Thursday, August 20, 2015, 12:01 a.m.

Sport: Football

Local connection: Everett and Snohomish High, coach

Best known as: Longtime Panthers' football coach

Era: 1960s through 1990s

Coaching bio

Plain and simple, Armstrong is Snohomish football. He spent the final 32 years of his 38-year career with the Panthers, leading the school to state titles in 1976 and 1978. Along the way, he earned honors as Washington's high school coach of the year (in 1978) and amassed 272 victories -- the third-highest total in state history. Before going to Snohomish, Armstrong led the Everett High football team to a 17-1 record and a No. 1 state ranking in two seasons there. Armstrong retired in 1994 and passed away five years later, at the age of 69.

Victims of the mudslide

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  • Alan Bejvl, 21
  • Shelley Bellomo, 55
  • Ron deQuilettes, 52
  • Tom Durnell, 65
  • Adam Farnes, 23
  • Julie Farnes, 59
  • Mark Gustafson, 55
  • Bonnie Gullikson, 91
  • Steven Hadaway, 53
  • Gloria Halstead, 67
  • Jerry Halstead, 75
  • Denver Harris, 14
  • Steve Harris, 52
  • Theresa Harris, 53
  • Sanoah Huestis, 4 months
  • Christina Jefferds, 45
  • Amanda Lennick, 31
  • Jerry Logan, 63
  • Jovon Mangual, 13
  • Linda McPherson, 69
  • Joseph Miller, 47
  • Larry Miller, 58
  • Sandy Miller, 64
  • Stephen Neal, 55
  • Michael Pearson, 74
  • Summer Raffo, 36
  • John Regelbrugge III, 49
  • Kris Regelbrugge, 44
  • Hunter Ruthven, 6
  • Katie Ruthven, 34
  • Shane Ruthven, 43
  • Wyatt Ruthven, 4
  • Marcy Satterlee, 61
  • Thom Satterlee, 65
  • Lon Slauson, 60
  • Billy Spillers, 30
  • Brooke Spillers, 2
  • Kaylee Spillers, 5
  • JuDee Vandenburg, 64
  • Lewis Vandenburg, 71
  • Brandy Ward, 58
  • Delaney Webb, 19
  • William Welsh, 66

Who helped

Who helped

See the list of businesses, people, organizations and governments that participated in on-scene rescue and recovery or provided crucial support after the mudslide.

Oso moments

Oso moments

As he helped to coordinate the community's response to the March 22 mudslide, Snohomish County Executive John Lovick experienced what he came to call "Oso moments," when the things he had seen or heard simply became too much. There have been great moments, too, most brought by others' acts of kindness. Read what he and others recall here.

What's next

What's next

A lot of hard work is left to be done. Read about what will attract attention in the coming months.

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