Hawk headed to Enumclaw High Hall of Fame

Hawk earned seven league coaching honors and, along the way, compiled a 276-95 record at Enumclaw.

Former Enumclaw basketball coach Bill Hawk.

Former Enumclaw basketball coach Bill Hawk.

Bill Hawk has already been inducted into one Hall of Fame. Now, it’s time for another high honor.

During a ceremony planned for the evening of Jan. 18, Hawk will be welcomed into the Enumclaw High School Athletic Hall of Fame. His induction will take place during halftime of the Hornet boys’ basketball game against Decatur High.

A South Sound native, Hawk eventually spent 48 years on the prep sidelines, coaching both football and basketball. Thirty-two of those years were spent at Enumclaw High.

While he made his mark in basketball, that’s not where he began his athletic endeavors. While a student at Clover Park High School, the only varsity sport he played was football, which he continued to play at Western Washington University. But Hawk knew he loved sports and wanted to get involved in the coaching end, so he became a serious student of both football and basketball and started his coaching career during his first year of teaching.

It was a decision that shaped his life for nearly half a decade.

During his first 17 years, Hawk was either the freshman or volunteer varsity assistant basketball coach as well as the defensive coordinator for the football team at Enumclaw High. Then, after Hall of Fame basketball coach Gary Radliff retired, Hawk took over the Hornet reins and had a hugely successful 15-year run. During that time, his teams amassed eight championships and made nine state tournament appearances with five state placings. He earned seven league coaching honors and, along the way, compiled a 276-95 record at Enumclaw.

Career highlights include third-place state finishes in both 1990 and 2002.

In 2002, Hawk and his family moved to the Vancouver, Wash., area where he coached the Battle Ground Tigers for four years. He then returned to the Plateau for a two-year stint at White River High, followed by coaching assignments at the Muckleshoot Tribal School and Tahoma High.

In recognition of his career accomplishments, Hawk was inducted in 2013 into the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.

PREVIOUS EHS INDUCTEES

• 1998-1999

Wes Borreson

Frank Lancaster

Frank Osborne

Gary Radliff

Tommy Thompson

• 2000-01

1915 Basketball Team

1936 Football Team

1937 Basketball Team

1977 Baseball Team

• 2001-02

Charles J. (Chuck) Smith

Robert D. Campbell

Tom Poe Jr.

1982 Golf Team

Resa (Watterson) Bolton

• 2002-03

1930-31 Boys Basketball Team

Doug Dickson

1933-34 Football Team

Fred West

1988-89 Girls Swim/Dive Team

• 2003-04

1989 Girls Tennis

Guy Hanson

Sheldon Thiel

Ed Annas Wozeniak

Harold Lokovsek

• 2004-05

Ray DeJong

Mary (Anderson) Holland

Whitney (Sleigh) Jorgenson

Ron Miller

Joy (Harmon) Safakish

• 2005-06

Neil Balsley

Dick Kovacevich

Charles Basteyns

1978 State Champion Girls 800m Relay

Lewis Lobdell

• 2006-07

1958 Boys Basketball Team

Vance Spangler

Dale Ehler

Rob Paschich

• 2007-08

1984 State Champion 200 Medley Swim Relay

Dan Shannon

Ed Stricherz

Gary Sambila

• 2008-09

1985 Slowpitch team

Dale Blad

Dave Van Hoof

• 2009-10

Pele (Houk) Godkin

Kevin Knutson

• 2010-11

Kevin Abramson

Rich Hall

Tori (Hall) Ammons

Alan Hall

Warren Lokovsek

• 2011-12

1969 Football Team

• 2012-13

1998 Girls Basketball Team

• 2013-14

Dennis Hagan

Sue Fallen-Campanoli

• 2014-15

Tim Tubbs

• 2015-16

Mike Hanson

Dorothy (Lokovsek) Sleigh

• 2017

Lee Reichert

• 2018

Jeremy Oliver

Jill (Callero) Mestler


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