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Jerry Skaife

Jerry Skaife

Columbia Basin College, Community Colleges of Spokane
Class of 1997

Jerry Skaife was an outstanding basketball player at Rogers High School where he earned All-City and All-State honors. He attended Columbia Basin College where he was named NWAACC All-Conference as a player on CBC’s NWAACC Championship teams in 1963 and 1964.

Skaife transferred to the University of Idaho and took Big Sky All-Conference honors for two more consecutive seasons. In 1968 he was selected to the AAU All-American first team and invited to the Olympic trials in Colorado Springs.

After coaching high school basketball for several years, Skaife came to Spokane Falls Community College in 1976 as head men’s basketball coach. When the two Spokane schools combined their programs in 1978, he assisted the CCS men's team for two seasons and the women's for five more. Spokane’s women won NWAACC titles in 1983 and 1984 with the help of assistant coach Skaife.

Skaife became CCS's softball coach when the program started in 1985 and led them to the NWAACC tournament in each of their first 13 seasons, capturing three NWAACC Championships and finishing runner-up three times. The Sasquatch compiled a 270-72 record in league play and he was selected NWAACC Coach of the Year five times during his tenure.

Skaife served ten years as the SFCC Physical Education Department Chair and is a member of the CCS and NWAACC Halls of Fame.

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