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Former Sehome baseball coach Gary Hatch.
Photo: Doug Lange

Former Sehome coach Gary Hatch headed to WIAA Hall of Fame 

April 16, 2018 

Former Sehome High School baseball coach Gary Hatch will be inducted into the Washington interscholastic Activities Association Hall of Fame next month. The 2018 Hall of Fame class was announced by the WIAA Monday. 

Hatch was the head coach at Sehome for 35 years where he tallied 532 career victories and three state championships in 1983, 2007 and 2008.  He also coached for USA Baseball's U-16 teams in 2006 and 2007 and lead the Bellingham Bells from 2011- 2014. 

Hatch, who retired in 2015, was inducted into the Washington State Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1993. 

Other class of 2018 inductees include:

Gerry Lindgren - Athlete
Patsy (Walker) Pointer – Athlete
Robert Gary Sr. – Administrator
Bob Kirk – Administrator
Ed Laulainen – Contributor

The 2018 class will be honored alongside the class of 2017 at a May 2nd luncheon at the Renton Pavilion Events Center. 

Class of 2017:
Cheryl (Byers) Schauble – Athlete
Duke Washington – Athlete
Al Hairston – Coach/Administrator
Sid Otton – Coach
Don Freeman – Coach
Ronald Jones – Fine Arts
Craig Smith – Contributor
Dele Gunnerson – Administrator/Contributor

- Doug Lange

Information via WIAA press release used in this story. 


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