Former Edmonds School District athletic director to be inducted into Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame

Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame logoKim Wilson, a former educator, coach and athletic director in the Edmonds School District, is one of six individuals selected to be inducted into the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame in September.

Wilson served as a teacher and coach at Mountlake Terrace High School in the late 1960s before becoming Lynnwood High School’s first football coach from 1971-1976. Wilson returned to MTHS in 1977 to serve as an assistant principal and director of the school’s athletic department.

Wilson went on to become the Edmonds School District athletic director for nine years from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, then served for eight years as a board member of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Associaton (WIAA), including one year as the WIAA Executive Board President.

This will be Wilson’s third Hall of Fame induction; he was inducted into the Mountlake Terrace High School Hall of Fame in 2000 and the WIAA Hall of Fame in 2006.

Wilson is joined in the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015 by Keith Gilbertson Jr., a 1966 graduate of Snohomish High School and longtime college and NFL coach; Jack deKubber of Snohomish, who coached boys basketball at Snohomish, Arlington and Granite Falls High Schools; Lori deKubber, daughter of Jack deKubber who had successful basketball careers at Snohomish High School in 1978-1981 and Western Washington University in 1982-1985; Shane Pahukoa of Marysville, who after graduating from Marysville-Pilchuck High School in 1989 went on to play football at the University of Washington and three seasons in the NFL; and Herb Mathis of Everett, a men’s fastpitch softball player from the 1950s to the 1970s.

The 2015 Hall of Fame class will also include the 1960 Everett Seagulls High School football team that went 9-0, outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 228-31.

The inductees will be honored at a banquet ceremony scheduled for Sept. 16 at the Xfinity Arena in Everett.

– By Doug Petrowski

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