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Dennis Hagan and Sue Campanol chosen for Enumclaw High School Athletic Hall of Fame

The Enumclaw High School Athletic Hall of Fame is growing by two members, with Dennis Hagan and Sue Campanoli joining the ranks of the honored.

Their inclusion in the Hall of Fame will be highlighted Tuesday, Jan. 21, during a ceremony slated for halftime of the EHS boys basketball game against league foe Bonney Lake.

As is custom, this year’s inductees were selected by last year’s  honorees.

Hagan is a lifelong Hornet, having played for EHS and spending the better part of 40 years coaching various sports at a variety of levels. Along the way, as a coach he was part of the baseball, football, softball and boys basketball programs. While a student at EHS he earned eight varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball.

The Hall of Fame is nothing new for Hagan, who already is part of the honored group as part of the 1985 softball and 1998 girls basketball teams.

Campanoli began coaching at Enumclaw High in 1974 with the advent of a girls basketball program. That relationship lasted 16 seasons.

In 1975 she landed the position as girls swim coach, despite having no experience in the sport, and kept the job for the next 16 years. In 1987 her team was second at state, setting the stage for a state championship the following season. In 1976 the girls track team needed an assistant coach so she signed on.

She retired from coaching in 1991 but, in 2000, was convinced to jump back into the world of EHS athletics when the Hornet boys tennis team needed an assistant coach. She coach the JV team the first year and then headed the program for the next two seasons.

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