Former Mountlake Terrace High School teacher, coach and advocate for girls sports at the high school level Margaret “Maggie” King is being honored by the Snohomish County Sports Commission a member of the 2014 Induction Class of the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame.
King, who died earlier this year at the age of 84, taught physical education for 24 years at MTHS after two years of teaching in Whitefish, Mont. and Marysville, Wash. While at MTHS, King coached volleyball, basketball, tennis and track – the only girls’ sports offered at the high school during her tenure there – and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2002.
An athlete of renown in her own right, King may be remembered most for her fierce efforts to bring opportunities for girls’ sports to schools in Snohomish County and the region. She was awarded the Everett Herald’s “Woman of the Year in Sports Award” in 1979 in recognition of her contributions to the establishment and growth of girls’ prep sports.
King is part of the 2014 Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame Inductees class that includes six athletes, two coaches, one team and two sports contributors. The class, in addition to the 2013 Herald Man and Woman of the Year in sports, will be honored at the 2014 Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on September 17 at the Edmonds C. Hansen Conference Center at the Comcast Arena in Everett.
2014 Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
Margaret “Maggie” King – coach, teacher, advocate for girls’ sports, Mountlake Terrace High School
Joe Richer – coach, teacher, counselor, Everett High School
Erik “Otto” Olson – athlete (wrestling), Everett High School
Jeff Pahukoa – athlete (football), Marysville-Pilchuck High School
Theresa Wagner Romagnolo, athlete (soccer), from Edmonds
Brett Summers – athlete (boxing), from Everett
Matt Surina – athlete (bowling), from Everett
Richard “Rusty” Donald Wailes – athlete (rower), from Edmonds
Bob and Margaret Bavasi – sports contributors, original owners of the Everett Giants/Aquasox
The 1952 Everett High School football team – undefeated, named state champions in the season’s final Associated Press poll