Being a member of the 100-Season Club as a high school coach is an impressive achievement. It shows tremendous longevity, considering it requires a minimum of 34 years, coaching three sports each year, to reach a century.
Here’s a list of local coaches who have achieved that mark, including seasons as a head coach or an assistant, as compiled by club member Steve Bertrand:
|Name||Years active||Schools||Sports coached||Number of seasons|
|Keith Gilbertson||1950-2011||Snohomish||Track, cross country, football, boys basketball, girls basketball||100-plus, probably close to 150|
|Ernie Goshorn||1965-present||Lynnwood, Lake Stevens, Granite Falls, Jackson||Cross country, track, girls basketball||100-plus|
|Roger Haug||1973-2016||Everett||Boys basketball, football, track, softball||100|
|Steve Bertrand||1975-present||Cascade, Rogers (Spokane)||Cross country, track, wrestling, girls basketball||115-plus|
|Cliff Chaffee||1975-present||Lake Stevens, Cascade||Cross country, track, boys swimming, girls basketball||106|
|Mike Wilson||1978-2015||Cascade, Sultan, Snohomish, Archbishop Murphy||Wrestling, football, baseball, soccer basketball||113|
And here’s a list of honorable mentions who are in the vicinity of the 100-season mark, along with their primary school and estimated number of seasons:
Duane Lewis, Lynnwood, 97
Mark Perry, Snohomish, 95
Tim Boyd, Everett, 90
Bruce Overstreet, Everett, 80-plus
Mike Pittis, Edmonds-Woodway, 75-plus
Harlan Jackson, Everett, 75
Fred Shull, Edmonds-Woodway, 74
Ed Lucero, Snohomish, 73-plus
Jake Huizinga, Cascade, 72
Tuck Gionet, Snohomish, 62-plus
Darrel Olson, Everett, 60-plus
Howard Raines, Snohomish, 61-plus
Mark Albertine, Snohomish, 57-plus
Craig Bekins, Cascade, unknown
Alan Bonney, Edmonds-Woodway, unknown
Jerry Carr, Mariner, unknown
Charlie Cobb, Cascade, unknown
Don Harney, Mariner, unknown
Dick Jansen, Snohomish, unknown
Dan Mack, Kamiak, unknown
Mike Malecki, Cascade, unknown
Wayne McMasters, Snohomish, unknown
Jim Olsen, Mariner, unknown
John Ondriezek, Mariner, unknown
Lou Stevenson, Everett, unknown
Gary Tallmadge, Cascade, unknown
If you know of a coach who is a member of the 100-season club or is approaching the mark and is not included on these lists, respond in the comments section or email Nick Patterson at email@example.com.
—- UPDATE, Sunday, 3:21 p.m.
Here are some additional names to add to the list courtesy of Steve Berg:
Gil McKinnie, Lake Stevens, 95
Larry Palmer, Lake Stevens, 72
Steve Berg, Lake Stevens, 61
Jeff Page, Lake Stevens, 60-plus
Keep those names coming, either in the comments section or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
—- UPDATE, Sunday, 9:56 p.m.
Michael Beauchamp passed along a name that he believes belongs in the 100-Season Club. He estimates that Stanwood’s Dennis Kloke has coached 125-plus seasons. Kloke, currently the head coach of the Stanwood girls basketball team, has coached at Marysville, Marysville Pilchuck and Anacortes in addition to Stanwood. His sports include, football, boys and girls basketball, track and golf.
Again, if you have anyone to add to the list, email email@example.com.
—- UPDATE, Feb. 7, 8:25 p.m.
Monroe High School track coach Brittany Kitts brought to my attention that her father Craig Bekins, the longtime head coach of the Cascade High School track team who is listed among the honorable mentions with an unknown number of seasons, is also a member of the 100-season club. Kitts’ calculations came up with 122 seasons for Bekins, whose high school coaching career also includes time with Lakeside, West Seattle, Inglemoor, Woodinville, Snohomish, Sultan and Monroe (where he is currently an assistant track coach) in addition to Cascade. The sports he’s coached are track, football, basketball and volleyball.
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