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Bellingham High School

 Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Chris Kwiatkowski  2007  Cross Country, Track & Field

Jack Carver Contributor

Wallie Lindsley Contributor

George Melland  1949   Football, Basketball, Baseball

Neil Crawford   1967   Football, Basketball, Baseball

Jeff Smits  1988   Football, Basketball, Track & Field

Tyler DeFries  1996  Football, Track & Field

Lauren Ressler   2002   Golf

Sara Hanson   2003   Basketball, Tennis

Steve Jones   1981   Football, Basketball, Baseball

Bella Hoyos   2013  Tennis

Alyssa Porter   2014   Basketball, Track & Field


 Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Bryan “Busher” Lewis  1927 – 1953   Coach/ Teacher    Baseball

Dick Stark   1952     Contributor    

Hal Arnason   1945     Football, Basketball, Baseball

Don Sunitsch   1953    Basketball, Track

Greg Gowens   1971    Wrestling, Football

Gareth Pooleon   1986    Track, Basketball

Shannon O’Neill   1988    Track

Paula Weihe   1990       Golf, Volleyball

Kaylee Gardner   2003     Soccer, Track

Darcie Gardner   2005   Soccer, Basketball, Track



Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Pete Senuty   1937    Football, Basketball, Baseball

Clarence Marshall  1943    Baseball, Basketball  

Bill Tarr   1952     Football, Basketball, Baseball

Larry Linville   1965    Football, Basketball, Baseball

Chris Bergner   1979    Football, Basketball, Track

Brant Bengen    1982    Football, Basketball, Track

Graham Morin    1998*    Wrestling, Football

Sara Bergner    2005    Volleyball, Basketball, Softball

Claire Morgan    2006     Soccer, Basketball, Golf

Ken Crawford   Basketball Coach, Athletic Director

Tim Irvin   1963    Cross Country, Track Coach  1978-1998

Lou Parberry    Contributor

Karen Blair    1976   Contributor/ Cross Country , Track


2018 Ceremony Video


Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Cliff Chambers ’39  Baseball

Monte Bianchi ’51  Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track

Tom Erlandson ’58  Football, Track

Roger Repoz ’58  Baseball

Bob Blum ’64  Track

Fred Luke ’64  Track

John Wilson ’65  Swimming

Brad Stephan ’69  Football, Basketball, Track

Dean DeKoster ’82  Swimming

Jennifer Schwartz ’82  Track

Steve Alvord ’83  Football, Basketball, Track

Cresey Stewart ’83  Track

Pete Kaligis ’89  Football, Track

Sean Linville ’89  Football, Basketball, Baseball

Becca Friday 2009  Track, Cross Country

Bob Dorr  ’46 – ’77 Track Coach

George Yonlick  ’61 – ’86  Wrestling Coach




Mission Statement:

The Bellingham High School Athletic Hall of Fame exists to recognize and honor Bellingham High School student athletes, coaches, teams and sport contributors for their unparalleled achievements and/ or contributions to the Bellingham High School athletic program. Those candidates chosen to represent this athletic hall of fame have demonstrated exemplary strength of character both on and off the playing field.


Individual Criteria:

Meeting the minimum criteria does not automatically guarantee induction into the Hall of Fame.

Must meet a minimum of 4 of the criteria:

  1. Must have won league, district, or state, or were part of a team that did.
  2. Held a school, league, district, or state record.
  3. Went on to play at a community college, four year university, or received a pro contract.
  4. Placed multiple times in the top eight at state tournament.
  5. Honored as first team all-league or all-state.
  6. Lead a major statistical category in league, district, or state.
  7. Notable contribution to athletics after high school.
  8. Notable athletic achievement after high school.
  9. Eligible five years following graduation from BHS


Coaches Criteria:

Meeting the minimum criteria does not automatically guarantee induction into the Hall of Fame.

Must meet a minimum of 3 of the criteria:

  1. Must have at least ten total seasons of coaching
  2. 70 percent career winning percentage at BHS
  3. Multiple teams to state
  4. Multiple league titles
  5. State title
  6. Notable contribution to the sport
  7. Awards won; other hall of fame honors.
  8. Eligible immediately upon retirement from coaching


Nomination Process:

  • Nominations for consideration into the BHS Hall of Fame are available in the Bellingham High School’s athletic office and at the link below. Completed nomination forms can be mailed or returned to the BHS athletic office, 2020 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-3648.  Nominations are due by August 31.


Click Here for Hall of Fame Nomination Form



  • June-Introduce committee mission and roles. Evaluate previous ceremony and process.
  • August-Nominations are due
  • September- Nominations go to the committee
  • October-Committee votes on nominees
  • November-Announcement of new inductees (awards ordered)
  • December- Planning / preparations for ceremony
  • January- Ceremony
  • February- Debrief
  • Once nominated, nominations will be active for three years. After three years those not selected will be placed on an inactive list and be eligible for re-nomination.


Selection Process:

  • After open discussion and review by the committee, voting will commence via paper ballot.
  • If committee members are absent on the voting day, they may vote by proxy.
  • Nominees with the highest vote total in each category shall be selected.
  • Announcement of new inductees will be made in November.
  • Any revisions to the by-laws shall be presented at the June meeting.
    • Revisions shall be passed with a 60% vote of the entire committee.