SUNRIVER There was a definite North Coast connection in Sunriver last weekend, at the 2013 Hall of Fame Induction ceremony of the Oregon Athletic Directors Association.
Of the six former ADs inducted into the Hall this year, two were from Clatsop County, as Warrentons Dwayne Huddleston and Seasides Jerry Westerholm are two of the newest members of the OADA Hall of Fame.
The Class of 2013 inductees included six individuals, who were all honored in a ceremony held last Saturday at the Sunriver Resort Lodge.
In addition to Huddleston and Westerholm, the list included the late Bill Foelker of Putnam High School; Tom Jenkins of Marshfield High School; Larry Johnson of Sweet Home High School; and Pete Russo of West Linn and Wilsonville High Schools.
Huddleston affectionately known in Warrenton circles as Hudd had a career in education that spanned 32 years, beginning in Kittitas, Wash., and ending at Warrenton High School.
His 22 years at Warrenton were highlighted by his 20 years as the varsity baseball coach, in which he built the program from the ground up, including the facilities. He was recognized for his efforts with his induction into the Oregon Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.
While Athletic Director at Warrenton, he directed the improvements of many facilities at the high school. He served as the league representative to the OADA for 12 years and often ran the 2A classifications meeting at the state conference. He is a member of the Warrenton High School Hall of Fame, and the schools baseball field is named in his honor.
Westerholms career at Seaside High School spanned 31 years.
His contributions as a teacher, coach and athletic administrator were numerous at the school, league, and state levels.
When Westerholm became the schools Athletic Director in 1969, Seaside offered just four sports. At the time of his retirement, they offered 17.
He also served on the Oregon high school coachs association executive board, and was president in 1985.
Westerholm whose son Bill is the current boys basketball coach at Seaside played an instrumental part in organizing and supporting Seaside Kids, Inc. He was named the Oregon Athletic Director of the year in 1995.