Cliff Chaffee, an assistant with the Lake Stevens boys swimming team, gets down on the pool deck to talk with a swimmer as he coaches beginning swimmers on Jan. 15, 2018, in Lake Steves. Chaffee is one of a select few local coaches who have coached 100-plus seasons. He is the head cross-country and also an assistant track coach at Lake Stevens. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Cliff Chaffee, an assistant with the Lake Stevens boys swimming team, gets down on the pool deck to talk with a swimmer as he coaches beginning swimmers on Jan. 15, 2018, in Lake Steves. Chaffee is one of a select few local coaches who have coached 100-plus seasons. He is the head cross-country and also an assistant track coach at Lake Stevens. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Dedication drives local coaches into 100-Season Club

Commitment to student-athletes is a hallmark of the area’s longest-tenured coaches.

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