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Art Feiro

Art Feiro

Peninsula College
Class of 1988

Art Feiro was a member of Peninsula College’s faculty when the institution opened its doors in 1961. In addition to teaching and paving the way for the establishment of a marine laboratory, later named for him, Feiro served the college as Athletic Director, Director of Intramurals and Dean of Students.

Feiro was instrumental in the success of the 1970 championship basketball team, and he helped found the NWAACC in the early 1970s as the conference transitioned from the WAACC. He was the Executive Secretary of the WAACC/NWAACC between 1967-75 and served on the Executive Board for 16 years ending in 1981.

Following his passing in 1982, the NWAACC established The Art Feiro Scholarship Award which is given yearly to the top male and female scholar athletes in the NWAACC.

Fiero also hired Kathy Murphy-Carey in 1975 to coach the first NWAACC women’s sports teams.

He was inducted into the inaugural Peninsula College sports hall of fame in 2013.

“Art was such a big part of Peninsula’s history, it was a slam dunk that he would be among the first wave of inductees into our Hall of Fame,” said PeC Athletic Director Rick Ross. “He was everybody’s favorite teacher, he was a ferocious competitor, he was an innovator, and he was an outstanding leader. No one talks about our history without sharing stories about Art.”

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