2009 Hall of Fame Inductee - Coach
Blowers gained his prep experience at Port Townsend, where he lettered in three sports. After high school, he enrolled at the University of Washington, earning a varsity basketball letter as a Husky freshman. He then attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, where he earned four letters in football, and three each in basketball and baseball.
He served as a navigator for two years in the U.S. Merchant Marine, and then returned to the University of Washington – this time as junior varsity basketball coach. After directing the JV team for a year, he accepted a commission in the U.S. Navy.
Blowers was sent to Yokosuka, Japan, where he was athletic director and basketball coach of the largest American naval base in the Western Pacific. After he concluded his naval service in 1956, he came to Everett Junior College, where he served as a physical education faculty member, coached varsity basketball and was an assistant football coach and assistant baseball coach.
After EvCC, Blowers went on to serve as the Dean of Instruction at Fort Steilacoom Community College (now Pierce College), then worked as president of two different Midwest colleges before retiring in 1994.
Additional Recognition: US Merchant Marine Academy Hall of Fame, Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) Hall of Fame