By David Pan Weekly Herald sports editor
Snohomish County Vikings owner and head coach Wes Fischer added to his list of honors last month.
Fischer, a member of the American Football Association Hall of Fame, was one of nine inductees into the Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame. Fischer was honored as a coach.
Fischer received a telephone call with the news in April.
“I about fell over in the driveway,” he said. “It was really sweet.”
The other inductees included Jacob Green (Seattle Seahawks), Steve Emtman (University of Washington), Marcus Trufant (Washington State), Ron Vrlicka (Seattle Rangers/Washington State), Glenn Rickert (Burlington High School coach), Carver Gayton (University of Washington coach/University of Washington player), Pat Jones (Bellevue High School coach) and Dick Baird (University of Washington Associate/Coach UW/Washington State player). Trufant currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks but was inducted for his career at Washington State.
Fischer enjoys attending meetings and talking football with the likes of former Seattle Seahawk and current play-by-play announcer Steve Raible and ex-Husky coach Jim Lambright.
“They’re just amazing people to be around,” Fischer said. “I love listening to the stories.”
The Snohomish County Vikings are entering their second season in the Pacific Football League but the team has a lengthy football history dating back to 1994 when the team was known as the Sky Valley Vikings and was based out of Sultan.
Fischer changed the named to the Snohomish County Vikings in 1997 and the team played its games at Shoreline Stadium. A year later the team moved to Edmonds Stadium and has played most of its home games there since then.