2009 Hall of Fame Inductee - Coach
Bill McLaughlin (deceased) coached football, basketball and track at Everett Junior College from 1946-47 to 1948-49. EJC’s football team won the first-ever Washington State Junior College Athletic Conference (now the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges) title in 1946 after an undefeated season (co-championship with Centralia).
The EJC football team won the title again in 1947 and 1948. Under McLaughlin, EJC also won track titles in 1947, 1948 and 1949. The Trojans were also basketball co-champions in 1948.
McLaughlin went on to become a very successful high school football coach at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. During the late 1950s, Lake Washington’s Kangaroos won 50 straight games, a Washington prep football record. Lake Washington High School renamed their football field “Mac Field” in his honor in 1984.
Additional Recognition: Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) Hall of Fame, The Herald’s Man of the Year in Sports (1947)