2009 Hall of Fame Inductee - Former Student Athlete
Bob Smithson graduated from Cascade High School in 1963 and attended Washington State University before returning home to Everett and enrolling at Everett Junior College, where he played baseball in 1964 and 1965.
Drafted in the 17th round by the California Angels in the 1965 draft (the first baseball draft), Smithson found himself in the Pioneer League playing for Idaho Falls, Idaho. After pitching in the minors for four years, Smithson moved on to pursue his education at St. Ambrose University. He then earned his master's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and started his first teaching and coaching job at Enterprise State Junior College, Enterprise, Ala. in 1973.
Locally, Smithson was the head baseball coach at EvCC in 1981 and 1982. He began his high school coaching career in 1983 at Everett High School and moved to Cascade High School in 1986. During his 14-year career as head coach, the Cascade teams were 207-108 overall and 144-69 in the league. He then served as the athletic director for the Everett School District from 2000 to 2004, and as the athletic director for Oak Harbor High School from 2004 to 2007. He lives in Oak Harbor with his wife, Mary.
Additional Recognition: Washington State Baseball Coaches Association "Hall of Fame"