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2007 Tony Gasparovich Award
Two Honored with 2007 Tony Gasparovich
Terry was the second-winningest coach in state history with a record
of 287-87. He won 1A state championships at Archbishop Murphy in
2002 and 2003 and the 4A (then-AAA) title in 1991 at Cascade.
was in his 36th year of coaching and had been named The Seattle
school coach of the 20th century. He had been the head coach at
Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, Renton, Stanwood, Cascade and Murphy,
where he started the football program in 2000.
named its football stadium after Terry earlier this year in February.
Terry was the son of the late legendary Everett coach Jim Ennis.
Rollie Robbins, who coached football for 43 years before retiring
after the 1999 season, passed away this past year at the age of 74.
Robbins was best known in the Seattle area for his 16 years as head
coach at Interlake High School followed by 11 years at Seattle Prep,
where he retired.
His coaching career began at Montesano in 1957 and
included two years as head coach at Whitworth College, his alma
mater. He also had stints as head coach at Newport and Sumner high
schools and at one time was an assistant at Bellevue. His overall
high-school record was 231-104-2.
Among the players Robbins coached
at Interlake was Jim Mora, the ex-Washington Husky who is Seahawks
assistant head coach and has been head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.
At Interlake he also coached quarterbacks Tom Flick (UW, Washington
Redskins, Cleveland, San Diego), Steve Pelluer (UW, Dallas, Kansas
City) and Chris O’Connor
(UW defensive back), linebacker Scott Pelluer (WSU, New Orleans),
lineman Mike Lustyk (UW) and receiver Jon Bostick (Nebraska). At Seattle
Prep, he coached Bryce Fisher, former Seattle Seahawk and current
defensive end for the Tennessee Titans.
Robbins, a Spokane native who
played at North Central High School, taught math and computer science.
Robbins lived in Kirkland with his wife, Kay. The couple raised
granddaughter Tanis, now 19, after their daughter, Michelle, died.