2009 Hall of Fame Inductee - Coach
Walt Price (deceased) worked at Everett Junior College from 1948-1970 as a physical education instructor and legendary coach. He coached 15 seasons, encouraging and expecting the utmost from each new team.
Price led the Physical Education program until retirement in 1970, capturing more conference championships than any other coach in the junior college circuit.
He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree at the University of Idaho, where he was part of Idaho’s 1927 championship football team. After graduation, he began his coaching career in Firth, Idaho. He then coached at Pocatello High School for five years. In 1938, he went to work for the University of Idaho as the director of freshman athletics, then in 1941 was named assistant varsity coach just prior to entering the U.S. Army in 1941.
In 1946, Price came out of the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel and began coaching at Grays Harbor Junior College. He then joined Everett Junior College. To students and colleagues he was known as a mentor, teacher and friend.
Additional Recognition: The Herald’s Man of the Year in Sports (1960)