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Jack Hubbard

Jack Hubbard

Highline College
Class of 1989

Inducted into four Athletic Hall of Fames, including Western Washington University (1984), Highline CC (1985), Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) (1989), and Central Washington University(1995).

Named the 1961 Whatcom County Sports Personality of the Year. Head men’s basketball coach at Western from 1955-62, posting seven-season record of 86-83. Also coached the Viking baseball team to two conference titles and a program first trip to nationals.

First men’s basketball coach at Highline CC, directing that program from 1962-67. Also HCC men’s athletic commissioner from 1970-78. Spent 16 years at HCC before retiring in 1979. Served on NWAC executive board from 1974-78 and as chairman of the board from 1976-78.

Graduated from Central Washington in 1947 with bachelors and master’s degrees. Played three seasons for the Wildcats in basketball and was a member of Central’s first baseball team.

His college education was interrupted by 3-1/2 years in the U.S. Marines during World War II where he earned numerous medals. After being an assistant coach for one season at Clarkston (Wash.) High School, he was head coach for four years at Mount Baker High School and three at Everett High before coming to Western.

A Everett High graduate in 1941, he captained a Seagulls basketball team that won a state championship his senior year. He and wife Ulna had triplet daughters: Louise, Lorna and Linda. Hubbard passed away in 1984.

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