oregon sports hall of fame

Oregon Sports HOF inducts next class

Ashton Eaton heads list of in-state greats

Ashton Eaton, the 2012 and 2016 Gold Medalist in the decathlon, and his wife Brianne, Theisen-Eaton, headed the list of inductees to the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony conducted at the Multnomah Athletic Club, Sept. 19.

National championship teams from Oregon State and the University of Portland, long-time football coach Thurman Bell and adaptive sports legene Aaron Paulson were also inducted.

The inductees were:

Ashton Eaton, two-time Olympic Decathlon gold medalist and five-time World Champion

Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Olympic Heptathlon medalist and World Champion

Thurman Bell, Roseburg High School football coach (second in all-time wins)

2002 University of Portland Women’s Soccer Team, NCAA champions 

Aaron Paulson, Adaptive sports paralympic swimming gold medalist

2006-2007 Oregon State University Mens Baseball Team, College World Series champions.

This year’s ceremony also featured a special tribute to Harry Glickman, a 1986 Hall of Fame inductee and acknowledged “father” of professional sports in Oregon. Early on, Glickman was responsible for bringing a number of NFL pre-season exhibition games to Portland’s then Multnomah Stadium. In 1960, he founded the Portland Buckaroos, WHL hockey club. In 1970, he won the expansion franchise for the Portland Trailblazers professional basketball team, and served as the team’s president from 1987-1994.

Each year the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame helps preserve Oregon’s rich sports heritage through its recognition of outstanding Oregon athletes and special contributors to sport.

In addition, Oregon Sports Hall of Fame college scholarships of $3,000 each, made possible by contributions from the MacTarnahan Family Trust, awarded to six student-athletes to be used for continuing their education at Oregon colleges and universities.

This years list included:

Hunter Knox – Harrisburg high school

Aaron Alexander – Molalla high school

Cody Stahl – Dayton high school

Fayth Dunn – Neah-Kah-Nie high school

Katelyn Lester – McNary high school

Tia Lohman – Beaverton high school.


Bellotti, Stoudamire head Class of 2015

Annual Oregon Sports Hall of Fame set to induct six individuals, one team
Nov. 10, 2015 / Oregonsports.com

Coaching great Mike Bellotti and basketball star Damon Stoudamire are among the Class of 2015 set to be inducted to the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in November. The annual ceremony is set to take place at the Multnomah Athletic Club, Nov. 19.

The Class includes long-time boys basketball coach Mike Doherty, UO running great Leann Warren, official Jack Folliard, football pioneer Elmer Kolberg and the 2000 Oregon State football team.

Bellotti succeeded Rich Brooks as coach of the Oregon football program and guided the Ducks to a record 116 wins against 55 losses. He is credited with building the program in to a national title contender, and the team followed with two appearances in the national title game following his move to become athletic director in 2009.

Stoudamire followed a stellar career at Portland's Wilson High School with a standout career at the University of Arizona and a 13-year career in the NBA that included six seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers

Mike Doherty is among the state's winningest boys basketball coach over five decades, and led McNary of Salem to the state title in 1968, Corvallis to a pair of titles (1980, '84) and Oregon City to the final in 2008.

Elmer Kolberg – An all-conference basketball and football player at Oregon State, Kolberg played two seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles and one for the Pittsburgh Steelers before entering the service in 1942. At OSU, he played three seasons for both basketball and football teams, and was named to the East-West Shrine Game in 1938. He was reputed to have set a conference record for personal fouls in a season while on the OSU basketball team.

Folliard is among the nation's most accomplished officials, and has regularly appeared on television as the head official of major games in the Pac-12 Conference. He is the head of the Oregon Athletic Officials Association.

Leann Warren was one of the University of Oregon's first female running stars, competing at the top national and international level in the early 1980s in both cross country and track and field in middle distances. She still holds the school record in the 1,500 meters and mile.

The 2000 Oregon State football team won a school-record 11 games and beat Notre Dame 41-9 in the Fiesta Bowl to finish the season ranked No. 4 in the nation - having started the season unranked. The team's lone loss was to Washington, 33-30, which helped the Huskies finish No. 3 in the nation.



Oregon Sports History

List of Hall of Fames
Updated April 4, 2015

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University of Oregon

Oregon State University

University of Portland

Portland State University

Eastern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University

Western Oregon University

Concordia University

Corban College

George Fox University

Lewis and Clark College

Linfield College

Northwest Christian College

Oregon Institute of Technology

Pacific University

Warner Pacific College

Willamette University

Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges



Portland Interscholastic League


North Bend

Oregon School for the Deaf



Oregon Historical Society

Oregon Museums Association



Oregon Athletic Coaches Association

Oregon Athletic Directors Association

Oregon Athletic Officials Organization

Oregon Wrestling Association




Hall of Fame honors five greats

Ken Simonton leads the list of honorees
March 10, 2014 / Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

Ken Simonton said there was never any doubt he was going to attend "Tailback U" until Mike Riley called him during the offseason of 1997. Simonton was headed for Southern Cal, but changed his mind when USC assistant coach Mike Riley called him with a stunning message - he'd been hired as head coach at Oregon State.

"I knew right then I was going to Oregon State," Simonton said Monday. "I knew coach Riley would do great things there, and I wanted to be part of it."

Simonton related his story as part of the 2013/14 Oregon Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Multnomah Athletic Club. He joined the list of inductees along with longtime coaching great Barry Adams, bowler Dave Husted, women's basketball and volleyball standout Lindsey Yamasaki, and business leader Harry Merlo.



"Joey Heisman" joins Oregon Sports HOF

Harrington, Mouse, Fellers, Davis and the 1962 Beavers football team get their due
Nov. 13, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

Joey Harrington led the Class of 2012 into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame Tuesday night, but "Mouse" Davis did his best to steal the show at the Multnomah Athletic Club.

Davis, who helped popularize the Run and Shoot offense, told the crowd of nearly 200 how he had not only stolen the offense from another coach who had written a handbook on its basics philosophy, but how he had crafted it into an offensive juggernaut and then used it to turn average players into NFL stars.

He made sure to let the audience know how it all worked out, too.

"I made it happen," he said while keeping the audience entertained during his 10 minutes of stage presence alongside master of ceremonies Bill Schonely. "Not only did I make that offense, but I turned guys who could barely throw the ball into NFL stars. They owe it all to me."

Davis and Harrington were joined by the 1962 Oregon State football team, longtime equestrian standout Rich Fellers and the late Leo Davis.

More than a dozen members of the '62 Beavers were on hand, including quarterback Terry Baker, who won the Heisman Trophy that season.

Baker brought the trophy to the ceremony.


"Joey Heisman" leads Class of 2012 into HoF

Harrington, Davis, Fellers, Davis and '62 Beavs to be inducted to Oregon Sports Hall, Nov. 13
Oct. 10, 2012

University of Oregon standout Joey Harrington, who finished fourth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy in 2002 and thew for more than 14,000 yards in six NFL seasons, leads the Class of 2012 into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, Nov. 13, at the Multnomah Athletic Club.

Darrell "Mouse" Davis, who guided Portland State to national prominence in the 1970s as its head coach, equestrian great Rich Fellers, former University of Oregon athletic director Leo Davis and the 1962 Oregon State football team that reached the Cotton Bowl, will also be inducted as part of the 33rd annual class. 

Harrington, who graduated from Portland's Central Catholic High School, guided the Ducks to the 2002 Fiesta Bowl, then was selected No. 3 by the Detroit Lions in the NFL Draft, which included Drew Brees, Michael Vick and Tom Brady. Harrington played four seasons with the Lions, one season with the Miami Dolphins and one season with the Atlanta Falcons. This fall, he began as a college football analyst with FOX.

Davis played football at Oregon and guided Hillsboro High to the state title in 1973 while developing an offense that came to be known as the "Run and Shoot." At PSU, Davis coached both June Jones and Neil Lomax as the Vikings led the nation in scoring three times. He has been a head coach in numerous pro leagues, including the USFL, Arena Football League and World League of American Football, as well as an offensive coordinator in both the NFL and CFL.

Fellers has represented the U.S. at numerous international competitions during a career that has extended more than 40 years and has included prize winnings approaching $1 million.

Davis was a longtime sports columnist at The Oregonian.

The '62 Beavers featured Heisman Trophy winner Terry Baker and won the Liberty Bowl.

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