Class of 2005

Spokane Area High School Graduates Headline 2005 Class

Including a pair of Spokane high school graduates, Eastern Washington University inducted seven new members into the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 1 in conjunction with Eastern's football game that day against Portland State. In addition, the 1985 football team was inducted, becoming the third team to join the Hall of Fame. 

The list of inductees included Jo Anderson McDonald, a 1969 Ferris High School graduate who was an All-America gymnast at Eastern in 1970. As a coach she won three national junior college titles while at Spokane Community College.

Eastern basketball scoring machine Dick Edwards, a 1950 North Central graduate, was also inducted. He scored more than 1,900 points as a collegian, including 475 and 444 as a junior and senior, respectively, during his final two seasons at Eastern.

The third inductee was Jerry Krause, who spent 17 seasons as Eastern's men's basketball coach from 1967-85. He won nearly 300 games at Eastern, and was instrumental in the development of the college game through his research, service for various associations and publishing endeavors. He went on to become director of basketball operations at Gonzaga.

The final inductees are actually a family of three who were track standouts for Eastern in the late 40's and early 50's. Together, Vic Carpine and his nephews Tony and Fred helped Eastern win numerous Winco and Evergreen Conference track and field tiles, including the first-ever EvCo title in 1949 (as well as 1950 and 1951). Vic registered a time in the 100-yard dash that was a tenth of a second away from the world record, and Tony and Fred were a major part of the 43-straight dual meets Eastern won under legendary coach Red Reese from the late 1940's to the early 1950's. 

JO ANDERSON MCDONALD - Athlete/Gymnastics & Contributor

McDonald earned All-America honors in gymnastics in 1970 when she led Eastern to the women's collegiate Class II national title. She was fifth in the floor exercise and sixth in the balance beam at that meet to begin an honor-filled career. She competed in three more national tournaments, helping Eastern to finishes of fifth in 1971 and seventh in 1972. As a sophomore, she placed 13th nationally in the all-around competition after winning the all-around in invitational meets during the year at Eastern and the University of Washington. She came three-hundredths of a point away from the score needed to qualify for the 1972 Olympic Trials. She earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Eastern, and in 1974 started the gymnastics program at Central Valley High School. She coached athletes and teams to the State Tournament before coaching at Spokane Community College from 1978-83. Her SCC teams won three national junior college titles, including several individual champions. She was selected as national coach of the year three times. 



DICK EDWARDS - Athlete/Basketball

With more than 1,900 points as a collegian, Edwards had two of the greatest scoring seasons in school history in the 1953-54 and 1954-55 seasons. In 1953-54 he scored 475 points for a 19.00 average that stood as a school record for 18 years. He scored 444 and averaged 18.5 the following season as he finished his three-year career with 1,214 points and a 15.77 average in 77 games that stood as the school record for 17 years. If the three-point shot existed in those days, he probably would have averaged between 23-24 points per game as a junior and senior when his long-range sharp-shooting became legendary. He still holds the school's career free throw percentage record (84.9 percent), and held the single season record (85.8 percent) for 47 years. Three times he was honored on the All-Evergreen Conference team, including second team honors in 1953 and first team honors in 1954 and 1955. Named by the legendary Red Reese as one of the greatest basketball players he ever coached, Edwards was team MVP in both 1954 and 1955 and was team captain in 1955. Eastern was 23-5 his first season on the team in 1952-53, finishing 11-1 in the Evergreen Conference to win an EvCo championship the school wouldn't win again for 23 years. He was an All-City basketball player before graduating from North Central High School in Spokane in 1950. He scored nearly 300 points as a freshman at Whitworth in the 1950-51 season, including a total of 20 points in two games against Eastern and fellow Hall of Fame basketball players Dick Eicher and Pat Whitehill. He transferred to Eastern the following season and had to sit out, but scored 438 points while playing for the school's junior varsity squad. In his first stint with the Eastern varsity in the 1952-53 school year he scored 295 points in 28 games for a 10.5 average. He was Eastern's first-ever ROTC Brigade Commander as a senior, and graduated in 1955 as a Second Lieutenant Infantry. He served three years in U.S. Army Rangers Airborne before working for Boeing. He returned to Spokane in 1972 to take over his family's business -- Inland Roofing & Supply, Inc. He helped start the Eagle Athletic Association in 1983.   


JERRY KRAUSE - Coach & Contributor

An innovator, leader and teacher throughout his life in basketball, Krause was head men's basketball coach for the Eagles for 17 seasons from 1967-85, compiling a 262-195 record. Eastern was affiliated with NAIA for most of those seasons before the Eagles moved to NCAA Division II and eventually Division I in the early 1980's. His best season at Eastern was a 25-4 finish in 1976-77 as Eastern came one victory away from a berth in the NAIA Tournament. But the source of his greatest pride was as an educator as 81 percent of his players received their bachelor's degrees. In the 1993-94 season he also served as a volunteer assistant coach for former Eastern head coach John Wade. His impact on the sport of basketball reaches far beyond coaching. In 2003 he received a "Guardians of the Game for Advocacy Award" from the National Association of Basketball Coaches for his research in developing a standardized rim testing program. He was selected to the NAIA Hall of Fame in 2000, and the same year was inducted into the National Association For Sport and Physical Education Hall of Fame. He was chair of the National Association of Basketball Coaches research committee, which he served on for more than 30 years. He was formerly a long-standing member of the NCAA Rules Committee, served on the NABC Board of Directors and was on the selection committee for the National Basketball Hall of Fame. He has also authored 30 books, including a compilation of articles by the nation's top college coaches published as part of the 100th anniversary of basketball. During a sabbatical in the 1982-83 season, Krause completed two books while serving as an assistant for Ralph Miller at Oregon State University. In summer 2005, Krause completed "Lessons from the Legends," a capstone trio of books on Naismith Hall of Fame coaches. The book "Basketball Skills and Drills," originally published as "Better Basketball Basics" in 1983, is considered to be the most widely-used basketball fundamentals book in the world. He has also produced 31 instructional videos, six DVD's, two CD's and serves as a consultant to many athletic organizations. Most of his works are available at the website: Krause spent nearly 30 years at EWU as a faculty member, then worked at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York. He is now back in the Spokane area and since the summer of 2001 has served as Director of Men's Basketball Operations at Gonzaga, where he oversees the day-to-day operations of the men's basketball office, scheduling, coordinating on-campus recruiting, player evaluations and video operations. Krause received his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University in 1959, and both his master's degree (1965) and doctorate (1967) from the University of Northern Colorado. In 2001 he was honored by UNC with an Alumni Achievement Award for Contribution to Sport, an honor given to alumni who have excelled in mentoring or role modeling while working with students in sport.


VIC CARPINE, TONY CARPINE & FRED CARPINE - Athletes/Track & Contributors

Together, Vic and his nephews Tony and Fred helped Eastern win numerous Winco and Evergreen Conference track and field tiles, including the first-ever EvCo title in 1949 (as well as 1950 and 1951). Tony and Fred were a major part of the 43-straight dual meets Eastern won under legendary coach Red Reese from the late 1940's to the early 1950's.

-- Vic Carpine (pictured at left) ran the 100-yard dash in 9.5 seconds in 1939 which still stands as a school record with three other runners, and at that time was just a tenth of a second away from the world record. He made two appearances in national championship meets in the 100. He has the second-best 220-yard time in 21.4, which stood as a school record for nine years, and at one time held the 440 record with a time of 49.5. The "Renton Rabbit" helped Eastern to the Winco team title in 1939 and 1940, setting the league's record in the 100 (9.7) en route to winning three events (100, 220 and mile relay). He set Winco records in three events (100, 220, 440), including two that still stand. World War II prevented the Olympics from taking place in 1940, and he went on to pilot a B-17 in the war effort. Vic went on to coach in the Seattle area, and passed away on Jan. 31, 2005 at the age of 86.

-- Fred (pictured at right) won three-straight Evergreen Conference titles in the mile, setting the meet record each year. He won with a time of 4:27 in 1951 as Eastern won its fifth-straight league title.

-- Tony (pictured at bottom left with his wife Vivian) was listed in a 1950 publication as "one of the top half-mile prospects ever to hit Eastern Washington. He didn't disappoint, winning the 1947 Winco title in the 880. His time that season of 1:56.5 set a school record. Carpine was a loyal supporter of the Eastern Athletic Department for more than 25 years, and helped start the Orland Killin Lobster Dinner in 1982. A resident of Cheney for more than 60 years, Carpine was born Feb. 3, 1926, in Renton, Wash., and graduated from Renton High School. He served in the Army during World War II, then settled in Cheney. After attending Eastern, he worked for more than 30 years in road construction, first as a rock crusher and then as operator of an asphalt roller. He retired in 1986, then owned and operated Antonio and Sons Deli in downtown Cheney for six years before selling the business in 1994. While at Eastern, he met his future wife of more than 58 years, Vivian. They were married on Aug. 9, 1950, in Cheney. Tony passed Aug. 27, 2008 after a long battle with cancer. He was 82. 


1985 FOOTBALL - 9-3; Head Coach Dick Zornes

The Eagles were a surprising quarterfinalist in the NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs, finishing with a 9-3 record that included a stunning 42-38 victory over Idaho in the first round of the playoffs. Coached by Dick Zornes, the success that year ultimately helped Eastern become league members of the Big Sky Conference starting in the 1987-88 school year. The '85 team was 6-2 against members of the Big Sky, including a 28-23 win over defending I-AA national champion Montana State. The Eagles beat Weber State, Northern Arizona, Montana and Idaho State by a combined margin of 158-59, and even beat I-A member Cal State Long Beach 30-23. The only losses Eastern suffered during the regular season were humbling setbacks to eventual Big Sky co-champions Idaho (42-21) and Nevada (40-17). The only honors the team could win back in 1985 were All-America accolades, and quarterback Rick Worman, running back Jamie Townsend defensive tackle Mike Kingston and linebacker Chris Seidel all earned honorable mention from Associated Press. Offensive tackle Ed Simmons earned first team All-America honors the year after, and would eventually win a Super Bowl ring with the Washington Redskins. The team's 8-2 regular season record was good enough for an at-large berth in the I-AA Playoffs, and the Eagles made the most of their first-ever appearance that took place just 90 miles down the road at Idaho. Gambles that went Eastern's way -- including a fake punt, a lateral on a kickoff return and onside kickoffs in both the second and third quarters -- helped keep the Eagles in the game. But things looked dim for the Eagles when they trailed by three and faced a third-and-10 at their own 10-yard line with less than a minute left. However, a 73-yard screen pass from Worman to Townsend set-up Worman's game-winning 17-yard touchdown pass to Eric Riley with 12 seconds to play. Having ended Idaho's attempt to advance to the national championship game that would take place that year in Tacoma, Wash., the Eagles set their sights on Northern Iowa in a game played in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The game was televised via satellite back to Spokane on KREM TV, and Eastern found itself trailing 17-0 before nearly pulling off another miracle. Eastern finally scored in the third quarter, and was headed for another touchdown when EWU fumbled at the UNI 2-yard-line trying to gain extra yardage on a 15-yard pass play. Then, early in the fourth quarter, Friese returned a punt 84 yards -- which remains the longest in school history -- for a touchdown to put the Eagles back in the game. Eastern couldn't score in its last three possessions, with questionable penalties stalling the first two drives. The season ended with the 17-14 loss, but not the legacy that team left in the history of Eastern Athletics. A member of NAIA for most of its athletic history, Eastern moved to NCAA Division I in the 1983-84 school year and played its first season of I-AA football in 1984. The intent all along was to gain membership into the Big Sky Conference, and the initial vote in the spring of '85 went against the Eagles in the midst of an on-campus controversy involving funding for the athletic program. The '85 squad turned that controversy into motivation. And after showing the rest of the league that the football program would be a force to be reckoned with, Eastern was finally admitted to the Big Sky and began competition in the league in the 1987-88 season.





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