Hall of Fame

Welcome to the Peninsula College Athletics Hall of Fame

The Peninsula College Athletics Hall of Fame honors athletes, staff and community members who have made outstanding contributions to the college. These individuals must have accomplished extraordinary achievements in athletics that have contributed to the pride, prestige and success of Peninsula College and its community.

Click here to nominate an individual or a team for the next induction in 2020


2018 Inductees:

 

2000 Men’s Basketball Team

The 1999-2000 Pirate men’s basketball team was the first in Peninsula College history to win a league championship. They also became the first team in Pirate history to earn a No. 1 ranking in the NWAC Coaches’ poll following a nine-game winning streak that propelled them into first place in the North in early February of 2000. After falling to Olympic for one of only two league losses, the Pirates won their last four games to capture the North Region championship. They were among the favorites to win the NWACBasketball Tournament that year, but an injury and a buzzer-beater led to a heart-breaking 71-70 loss to Southwestern Oregon in the opening round. The Pirates went on to place sixth. The PC men finished the season 28-6 overall, which still stands as the most wins in a season in Pirate men’s basketball history.

 

Curt Bagby

Curt Bagby was Peninsula’s first intercollegiate women’s basketball coach, hired in 1997 following an outstanding high school career coaching girls’ basketball and football at Port Angeles High School. In his final nine years coaching the Roughrider basketball team, he won seven league championships and made five trips to the state playoffs, including a second-place finish, the best ever in PA girls’ basketball history. At Peninsula, he assembled the very first women’s intercollegiate basketball team in 1997 and went on to win 57 games in four years. Coach Bagby took the Pirates to their first two NWAC Basketball Tournament appearances in school history and twice won North Region Coach of the Year honors. His overall body of work included 41 years of coaching. His historic and notable contribution to Peninsula College was as a “founding father” who not only achieved success himself, but also laid the ground work for the program’s success that followed.

 

 

Kent Brauninger

Kent Brauninger came to Peninsula College in 1968 to teach mathematics. He volunteered to help Athletic Director Art Feiro and the Pirate basketball program as a score clock operator. An outstanding math professor by day, he was at the scorer’s table at night, keeping the precise time and score for Pirate basketball games from 1968-1981 when the College dropped intercollegiate sports. He then returned to the score clock in 1997 when the College re-launched basketball - and he’s been at the table almost every home game since. Kent ran the score clock for more than 500 basketball games. He is also one of Peninsula’s major Pirate Boosters and one of the Colleges’ longest-running Pirate fans. He retired from Peninsula in 2000, but not only stayed on to teach math part time for a few years, but has also remained as a volunteer at the scorer’s table for 18 years…and counting.

 

 

Mark Amaral

Peninsula College is proud to have been on the front end of Coach Amaral’s outstanding career in college basketball. The College hired Amaral to re-launch men’s basketball in 1997 after the sport was dropped in 1981. He brought six years of assistant coaching experience to Peninsula from Carroll College, Lewis-Clark State and Montana Tech, but was quick to build an exciting and competitive Pirate men’s basketball program as its head coach. He put together a winning record in just his second season (19-9) and then went 28-6 in his third year to win North Region Coach of the Year - and the first league championship in school history. In his three seasons at Peninsula, he went 58-31, and laid the groundwork for what has been a very successful modern history of Pirate men’s basketball. After three years at the Pirate helm, Coach Amaral went on to very successful ventures at UC Santa Barbara, Colorado State, Cal Poly, and most recently Pepperdine.

 

 

William Quenette

The late William “Bill” Quenette was the first coach in Peninsula College sports history, hired to teach physical education and to form a “club” basketball team in 1962-63, one year after the College was founded. He then coached Peninsula’s first intercollegiate basketball team a year later in 1963-64 and went on to serve four years as the Pirate head coach. He also coached golf, baseball and track during that time, and helped design the current Pirate gym in 1966. Coach Quenette would spend the remainder of his 47-year career teaching PE and coaching football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, and golf, primarily at Moorhead High School in Minnesota. Coach Quenette, who passed away in 2013, now resides in an astounding six halls of fame, including The Minnesota High School Basketball  Coaches, Concordia College, Minnesota HS Coaches, Moorhead Hall of Honor, West Fargo High School, and now Peninsula College.

2016 Inductees:

 
Peninsula College mens soccer 2010

2010 Men's Soccer Team

The 2010 Peninsula College men’s soccer team became the second team in Pirate Athletics history to win a championship when they defeated Highline in a thrilling Northwest Athletic Conference title match that went scoreless through two halves and two overtime periods, finally ending in a shootout with the PC men on top 5-4. Miguel Gonzalez, who went on to play professionally, scored the first PK in the shootout, followed by Brian Holguin, Jeff Mullen, Jake Hughes and Yan Gioseffi. Goal keeper Jared Wilson, who earned the shutout and blocked Highline’s fifth PK attempt in the shootout, was named NWAC Tournament Most Valuable Player. Head coach Andrew Chapman was honored as NWAC Coach of the Year. The Pirates finished 13-3-4 overall and 8-3-2 in West Division play, winning the division title.

 

 
Jim Lunt

Jim Lunt

The late Jim Lunt is among the most important figures in Peninsula College sports history. He was the College’s first student body president, in 1961, the year the College was founded, and the year he and other students selected the school colors and the Pirate as its mascot. He then returned to work at Peninsula in the late 1960s, where he was involved in athletics through 1981 when the College dropped its intercollegiate athletic program. Jim continued in Financial Aid and Student Life through the 1980s and ‘90s and then was part of a committee that was formed under the late President Dr. Wally Sigmar to bring sports back to Peninsula in 1997. He was named Athletic Director and presided over the program before retiring in 2001. Jim’s other passion was youth baseball and softball. In retirement, he continued to serve as President of the all-volunteer North Olympic Baseball and Softball program until his passing in 2014 at the age of 71.

 

 
Rose Gala Moorhead

Rose Gala Moorhead

Rose Gala Moorhead made an immediate impact on the history of women’s sports at Peninsula College when she accepted a position to teach physical education and health in 1965. She established a Women’s Recreation Association program and worked with the late Art Feiro to start women’s volleyball and women’s basketball at Peninsula. Through the WRA, her Pirates competed strongly against other community colleges and universities in the region. Rose left Peninsula, where she taught as many as 14 different activity PE courses, in 1973, but not before laying the ground work for the College to launch women’s intercollegiate athletics in 1975. Rose remained an advocate, and a pioneer, of women’s sports on the North Olympic Peninsula where she officiated volleyball for many years, she helped start the Port Angeles Women’s Tennis Club, and also helped establish the Senior Games in Port Angeles.

 

 
Scooter Chapman

Howard 'Scooter' Chapman

Well known across the region as an icon in newspaper and radio, Howard “Scooter: Chapman has reported on Peninsula College athletics since its beginning in 1962. He served as sports editor of the Port Angeles Evening News and sports director for Radio KONP throughout most of Peninsula Colleges’ history, including a live radio broadcast of the 1970 men’s basketball championship at Lower Columbia College in Longview. Scooter’s support through his newspaper and radio reporting, as well as his contribution as master of ceremonies at fund raising events, has greatly contributed to the success of Pirate Athletics.  In addition to the Peninsula College Athletics Hall of Fame, Chapman also resides in the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Hall of Fame. He also boasts a successful career officiating sports events on the North Olympic Peninsula, including fast pitch softball games at Peninsula from 2000-2009.

 

 
Jim Clem

Jim Clem

Jim Clem’s remarkable career in baseball began at Peninsula College in 1971 where he played baseball and basketball for the Pirates. He also served the College as student body president. As a pitcher and outfielder for the PC baseball team, he was named team captain and Most Valuable Player. It was after Peninsula, however, that Jim’s career took off. He went on to help Central Washington University win an Evergreen Conference championship in 1975, before graduating and moving onto one of the most impressive coaching careers in the region including 28 seasons at Burlington-Edison High School, where his teams won 12 conference titles and appeared in 15 state tournaments. He went on to coach with the Bellingham Bells in the West Coast League. Jim also resides in five other halls of fame, including the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association, Washington American Legion Baseball, Burlington-Edison High School, the WIAA, and CWU.

2014 Inductees:

 

1970 Men's Basketball Team

The 1969-70 Pirates were the first and only Peninsula College team to win a championship until the soccer and men’s basketball teams broke through in 2010-11. They also won in dramatic fashion. After trailing Lower Columbia 102-85 with eight minutes to play, the Pirates rallied to win in double overtime 132-130, led by the 57 points from NWAC Hall of Fame inductee Bernie Fryer, a mark that still stands as the most points scored in an NWAC playoff game. The Pirates, who went 17-3 in Coastal Division play and 24-5 overall, including two losses to Lower Columbia, were not among the favorites to win that year. However, they finished the season with 2,030 points, 250 more than the second highest scoring team.

 

 

Jerry Allen

Jerry Allen’s connection to Peninsula College began as a basketball player in the mid-1970s and resumed in the College’s modern history of athletics. His support for the program has directly contributed to all that it has accomplished since 1997, including numerous NWAC championships and division titles. Under Jerry’s leadership, the contributions and resources provided by Seven Cedars Casino and the Jamestown Tribe, have provided immeasurable support for Peninsula College Athletics.

 

 

Art Feiro

The late Art Feiro was a member of Peninsula College’s faculty when the institution opened its doors in 1961. In addition to teaching and paving the way for the establishment of a marine laboratory, later named for him, Feiro served the college as Athletic Director, Director of Intramurals and Dean of Students. As the secretary-treasurer and executive board member of the Washington Athletic Association of Community Colleges, Art helped found the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges, serving as the NWAACC’s first executive secretary in the early 70s. Art passed away the same year Peninsula College dropped its athletic program in 1982. Art’s impact on Peninsula College and the entire NWAACC was so great, each year this college – and the NWAACC – give annual awards in his name.

 

 

Kathy Murphy-Carey

Kathy Murphy-Carey was hired by Art Feiro in 1975 as a counselor, volleyball coach and tennis coach. She was also named as Peninsula’s College’s Women’s Athletic Commissioner and served that role from 1975-1982. Kathy Murphy-Carey continued in her role as a faculty member and counselor during the period Peninsula was without athletics, and returned to her Commissioner role when the College re-launched men’s and women’s basketball in 1997. Since ’97, Kathy then, she has served as North Region Chair, Women’s Basketball Committee Chair and also as a member of the NWAACC Executive Board. She also played a significant role behind the scenes, serving on hiring committees for coaches, counseling, advising and inspiring student athletes and helping our athletic program win six NWAACC championships in the last four years. She Murphy-Carey was inducted into the NWAACC Hall of Fame in 2014.

 

 

Wally Sigmar

Dr. Sigmar became President of Peninsula College in 1995 and was instrumental in bringing athletics back to Peninsula College in 1997 and improving the college’s athletic facility. The college fielded men’s and women’s basketball teams starting in the fall of 1997 and added men’s soccer and women’s softball in the fall of 2000. Sigmar was inducted into the NWAACC Hall of Fame in 1995 for winning five NWAACC championships during an 11-year coaching career at Skagit Valley College (1974-1982). Peninsula’s fourth President passed away in 2000, just two months before the first Pirate soccer team took the field. Both Skagit Valley College and Peninsula College have facilities in his name and we also have an annual award we give to a student athlete in his name.