Hawk inducted into EHS Athletic Hall of Fame

The former basketball coach let the Hornets to win 276 games to 95, and secured 9 state trips.

Bill Hawk was inducted Friday night into the EHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Bill Hawk was inducted Friday night into the EHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Photo by Kevin Hanson

The Enumclaw High Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed Bill Hawk during a Friday night induction ceremony, adding his name to a prestigious list of athletes, coaches, administrators and program boosters.

Enumclaw High is where Hawk spent 32 years developing young athletes during a career that eventually spanned nearly a half-century and included stops and a small handful of other schools.

During his first 17 years at EHS, Hawk was either the freshman or volunteer varsity assistant basketball coach as well as the defensive coordinator for the Hornet football team. After Hall of Fame coach Gary Radliff retired, Hawk took the Hornet reins and built a Hall of Fame career of his own.

The numbers show why Hawk was twice deemed Hall-worthy, having been inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame six years before his EHS honor. During a 15-year run at Enumclaw, Hawk’s teams captured eight league championships and made appearances in nine state tournaments. His teams had five state placings, including third-place finishes in 1990 and 2002.

His career record at Enumclaw High was 276-95.

More in Sports

Track and field athletes from Enumclaw, WR finish in Top 10

Among the athletes are EHS’ Carson Christiansen and WRHS’ Jackson Gibbon.

State football championships no longer at Tacoma Dome

Like every high school football player in the state of Washington, Hornets… Continue reading

WR’s Zaugg takes seventh at state tennis tournament

The Enumclaw doubles team fared less well.

Registration open for annual 3-on-3 hoop tournament

The event is Saturday, July 27, during the annual Street Fair.

Enumclaw, WR athletes shine at state track meet

The EHS boys placed ninth overall in the 4A competition.

White River girls bounced from 2A softball tourney

The Hornets lost against Ephrita and Lakewood, ousting them from the state competition.

White River girls third, EHS boys No. 8 at state golf

WRHS’ Brooke Gelinas took fourth overall, finishing at 154.

Enumclaw duo qualify for state 4A tennis tournament

Emily Miller and Emma McKeighen placed fifth in the district tourney.

Local golfers heading off to Spokane for 4A, 2A state tournaments

The EHS boys placed fifth in district play, and was the only local team to send the whole squad to state.

White River girls heading to state tournament, again

The Hornets’ first game is Friday, May 24.

WR bounced in opening round of state baseball

The Hornets fell 9-3 to the Ridgefield Spudders.