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NWAACC Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Class of 2013

VICKI FOLTZ

Everett Community College 1979-82

  • Track and XC athlete
  • NWAACC 3000m Champion
  • USA XC Champion
  • 2nd at World XC Championship
  • NWAACC XC Champion
  • School Record holder in 3000m, 5000m and 10,000m
  • Held school record in XC 5K until 2009
  • Still 2nd all-time for Everett
  • EvCC Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Snohomish County Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Herald’s “Man of the Year” in sports
  • Offered full ride to SPU
  • While wearing EvCC uniform in 1982 Vicki competed in New Zealand at World Veterans meet where she won 5 golds and 1 silver while competing in all 6 distance events.
  • Vickie still comes as a guest speaker to talk to the EvCC distance squad every year

KEITH KINGSBURY

Edmonds Community College  1969-2005

  • Assistant Men’s Basketball coach for four years
  • Head Men’s Basketball coach for 32 years
  • Compiled 570 wins at Edmonds
  • Made 18 NWAACC postseason appearances
  • Won Championship in 1985, second in 1993, third in 2001, fourth in 1979
  • Has sent over 100 players to the four-year level, including 25 to NCAA Division I ranks
  • Most wins for a coach in EdCC history

BRENDON MERRITT

Tacoma Community College 1999-2011

  • Led the Titans to two Region Championships, a 4th place finish at and 2nd place finish at NWAACC Championship
  • TCC was 58-8 during Brendon’s 2-year participation
  • Two time All Big Sky selection at Eastern Washington University
  • MVP of the Big Sky Conference Tournament
  • Held TCC’s record in assists in a game at 14
  • Held TCC’s record of 31 points for ½ game
  • Led Titans to a school record of 25 straight wins during the 2000-01 season
  • Played professionally in Finland during 2004-05 season

JIM O’DELL

Skagit Valley College and Lower Columbia College

  • 1981 NWAACC (Baseball) West Division Player of the Year (LCC)
  • 1981 NWAACC (Baseball) Conference Champion (LCC)
  • 1982 NAIA All West Coach (LCSC)
  • 1983 Gold Spikes Finalist (LCSC)
  • 1983 NAIA Player of the Year (LCSC)
  • Still holds the NAIA single-season RBI record with136 in 1983
  • Drafted multiple times
  • Signed a professional contract with the Houston Astros as a 6th round pick in 1983
  • Played professionally until 1988
  • Currently coaching at Skagit Valley College

CIARA PAPAC 

Everett Community College 2000-2002

  • Led women’s basketball conference in total points and assists in 2001-02
  • Team Captain 2000-02
  • NWAACC North Region, 1st Team All Star 2000-01
  • All Tournament Team and every tournament attended
  • EvCC Female Athlete of the Year 2000-01
  • Received full athletic scholarship – Division I – Cal State University 2002-04
  • Head W. Basketball Coach at Edmonds Community College 2004-05
  • National Basketball Director of the Year (Top 2)
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids – 2004

GEORGE SMITH

Edmonds Community College 1979 to present (34 years)

  • Athletic Director at EdCC 1982-89
  • Dean of Students 1988-98
  • VP of Student Services 1998 to present
  • Served as EdCC NWAACC Commissioner, NWAACC Executive Board, Northern Region Commissioner and North Region Chair (1986-87)
  • During tenure as Athletic Director, EdCC teams won five division titles, two NWAACC Championships (baseball 1985 & 1986) and men’s basketball (1985); in total EdCC had 12 teams place in the top 6 of NWAACC championships when George was AD.
  • Received the Excellence in Education Award at EdCC (2010)
  • Received EdCC President’s Award (1994)
  • George as served at athletic director, dean, university vice president and interim president.

NANCY SNYDER

Everett Community College 1966-68

  • Participated in field hockey, tennis and women’s basketball
  • Field Hockey captain 1967-68
  • Member of Washington State Championship Tennis team 1966-67
  • 2012 EvCC Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee
  • All State Goalie – Field Hockey
  • Took 2nd place in women’s doubles at Tennis Championship
  • Earned 3 letters in volleyball, field hockey, tennis, track & field and basketball, 2 letters in badminton and one in softball
  • 1997 Snohomish County Woman of the Year in sports
  • WIAA Elmer Clarkson Award winner 2003
  • 13 years as a collegiate volleyball official
  • After Eastern Washington Nancy continued participating in sports
    • Earned 23 All Star awards, 8 Leading Hitter awards and 2 All American awards
    • NW Women’s Major League Fast-pitch All-Star 1972
    • NW Women’s Fast-Pitch Rookie of the Year
    • National Women’s Fast-Pitch All Star Team 1972
  • League Coach of the Year in volleyball 2 times
  • League Coach of the Year in baseball 3 times
  • B League Coach of the year 5 times

CAROL WEST

Everett Community College 1963-65

  • Participated in field hockey, tennis and basketball
  • Leading goal scorer in field hockey and basketball
  • Member of EJC’s State Championship tennis team, #1 Singles 1965
  • Member of EJC’s Women’s Athletic Association for 2 years, President in 1965
  • 2011 EvCC Athletic Hall of Fame inductee
  • Coached co-ed Tennis (JV and Varsity) for 30 years

1973 BELLEVUE BASEBALL TEAM

  • Coached by Jim Harryman, a successful administrator and coach
  • Out of 17 players on the roster, 10 players went to NCAA Division I schools to play
  • One player signed professionally to play in New York Yankees organization
  • Harryman’s second 30-win season, only the 4th year in existence (baseball program started in 1970)
  • This was Bellevue’s first Championship baseball team
  • Terry Agnew, team captain has been AD and Head Baseball and Football coach at Woodinville HS
  • Dr. John Quintinskie has conducted research on baseball arm injuries and is a sports medicine physician
Coaches:  (Head) Jim Harryman, (Asst.) Ray Washburn
Terry Agnew, Mike Lester, Dave Barnes, Jim McDonald, Tim Brennan, George Meyring, Ken Donaldson, John Nelson, Mike Gadberry, Ray Parr, Scott Gunderson, Bim Prince, Jeff Hill, Dr. John Quintinskie, Ken Kanikeberg, Chris Smith, Arnie Kvarnberg

2002 TACOMA BASKETBALL TEAM

  • Won championship 88-78 over Big Bend Community College
  • 2002 win/loss was 30-3
  • Won the Western Region Championship with 15-1 record
  • Josh Barsh was NWAACC Tournament MVP
  • One of only a handful of teams to win 30 games and a NWAACC championship in the same season
  • 9 of the 12 players went on to play at 4-year college basketball
  • Winning margin in region games was over 23 points a game
  • Won every NWAACC Tournament game by double figures
Coaches:  (Head) Carl Howell, (Asst.) Will Jones, (Asst.) Mitch Pearson
Josh Barsh, Fabrizio Mendiola, R. Jay Barsh, Khary Nicholas, Calvin Ento, Marques Norris, Andrew Gard, Niko Nunogawa, Patrick Hillis, Derek Patsey , Craig Lee, Rachi Wortham , Anthony Lyons

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