Coryell Heads List of Inductees for 2000 Husky Hall of Fame
Don Coryell, '50, '51, the only head coach to win 100 games at both the top college and professional levels, and the 1948-1950 men's crew, which dominated the sport during the post-World War II era, head the list of inductees for the 2000 Husky Hall of Fame Celebration. The celebration is set for 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, at the Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Ave. in Seattle. For reservations, call the Tyee Office at (206) 543-2234. The following is a brief look at the 2000 inductees:
Coryell in action on the San Diego State sidelines. Photo courtesy of San Diego State University.
A former Husky defensive back, Coryell proved to be an offensive genius as a coach. He revolutionized football by inventing the now famous "I" formation and is the only football coach to win more than 100 games at both the major college (San Diego State) and professional (St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Chargers) levels. A two-time NFL Coach of the Year, in 1999 he became the 10th Husky to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Now retired, he lives in Friday Harbor.
Darrell "Righty" Eden
One of the best men's tennis players in UW history, Darrell "Righty" Eden, '43, '47, won Northern Division singles and doubles titles in 1943 and captained the 1943 team that was ranked No. 1 in the Pacific Northwest. He helped organize the U.S. tennis entry in the 1984 Olympics, captained the USA team in the Pan-American games and the USA Crawford Cup team. Retired from the insurance industry, he lives in Kirkland.
A prolific scoring guard, Frank Guisness, '52, is one of only five Husky men's basketball players to be named first-team All-Pacific Coast in all three of his varsity seasons. In 1951, he led the Huskies to a 24-6 record, a Pacific Coast Conference title and NCAA tournament berth. He still holds the all-time single-game free-throw record by going 11 for 11 in a 1952 game against Oregon. A retired car broker, he lives in Seattle.
Michael Jackson, will forever be remembered for his outstanding play on defense to lead the Huskies to the 1978 Rose Bowl. One of the most prolific tacklers in Husky history (his record of 210 tackles in 1977 still stands), the Pasco native also was the team's player of the year in 1978. A two-time second-team All-American linebacker, he went on to play eight years with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks.
Very possibly the greatest all-around track athlete in the history of Husky track and field, Mike Ramos won the 1986 NCAA decathlon championship and captured three Pac-10 decathlon titles (1983, 1984, 1986). He still holds the NCAA record by scoring 8,322 points in the 1986 Pac-10 championship meet. He won the 1985 World University decathlon games and ended the year ranked 10th in the world among all decathletes. Today, he owns a restaurant in Missoula, Mont.
Karen Deden Westwater
Karen Deden Westwater, photo courtesy of Husky Media Relations.
Karen Deden Westwater, '91, played a key role in making the Husky women's basketball team a perennial powerhouse in the late '80s and early '90s. A high-school All-American out of Montana, the 6-4 forward helped lead the Huskies to a 100-23 record and two Pac-10 titles in her four years. She went on to play pro basketball in Japan and France before spending two seasons with the New England Blizzard of the now-defunct American Basketball League. Currently, she is an assistant coach with Oregon State's women's basketball team.
1948-50 Men's Crew
The 1948-50 men's crew, photo courtesy of Husky Media Relations.
From 1948 to 1950, the UW men's crew completely dominated the national rowing scene, winning eight of nine championships at the prestigious Intercollegiate Rowing Association regattas. Out of this group came four members who went on to win a gold medal in the 1948 London Olympics. Crew members are Ed Hearing, '50; John Audett, '51; Bob Young, '50; Bill Works, '49; Norm Buvick, '50; Don Landon, '50; Rod Johnson, '50; Charles McCarthy, '50; Bob Lee; Ken Walters, '51; and Roger Baird, '51. Other members of this crewBob Will, Carl Lovsted, Al Ulbrickson Jr. and Al Morganare part of crews already inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame.