I took Wednesday afternoon off to golf with my buddies at Columbia Point — man are the greens fast, I must’ve had eight three-putts.
But I came back to work today and found this item in my e-mail.
Kamiakin athletic director Don Schumacher will be inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association’s hall of fame next July.
Schumacher ran a strong program at Kamiakin, and in 21 seasons — which also included stints in Oregon and Alaska — his teams sported a 322-178 record for a .644 winning percentage.
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Four of his teams placed at the state tournament — one second, two fourths and a sixth.
He’ll be honored at a banquet in the Tri-Cities at a date and time to be announced in the spring.
Also being honored in the Tri-Cities will be Pat Clark, a long-time assistant coach at Gonzaga Prep, Mead and North Central.
There will also be a banquet in Tacoma, honoring Auburn’s Tim Cummings; LeRoy “Lee” Sinnes, who coached at Yelm, Mark Morris and Port Angeles; long-time assistant Mark Williams (Fife, Lincoln and Curtis), and long-time assistant Monte Walton (Sehome and Meridian).
Cliff Gillies, the former WIAA executive director, will be given the Ed Pepple Service Award.