D-H Inductees

Tighe Davis

Coach

In Coach Davis’ 18 years as the coach of varsity girls basketball teams, his squads consistently dominated the leagues’ top two spots. His teams had two undefeated league championships, six outright league championships and two co-league championships. They went to the state tournament 13 of the 18 years. They won trophies in 1981-3rd, 1984-4th, 1991-5th, and 2000-5th. (More)

Paul Danzer

Sports Writer and Supporter

Paul is the former sports reporter for the Daily Astorian. He was hired in July 1986 and worked there until May of 1999. Born with cerebral palsy, he was unable to compete in competitive sports but that didn’t phase his love for sports. At a young age he decided that sports writing would be a fun career and it wasn’t long before he found his lifetime career. While at the Daily Astorian, he covered all the area school and local sports events and was a great community advocate for all AHS sports. (More)

Paul Dessen

Coach

Along with coaching football and baseball, coach Dessen served as head swim coach from 1982-1994. As head coach, he developed a legacy of outstanding swim teams based upon large numbers, which was essential for dominance in dual and large meets. He coached four league championship boys teams and in one stretch from 1988-1990, the boy’s teams lost only two meets and won three consecutive league titles. During this run, the AHS boys established a record the will probably never be equaled by any team in the Cowapa League. In the 1988 and 1989 seasons, the boys captured first place in each event. (More)

Vince Dulcich

Coach and Athletic Director

In all the years Astoria sports teams have competed, it is difficult to find a person that was more supportive to the individual athlete than Vince Dulcich. Dulcich guided the Astoria football program for eight years, before taking over the reins of the athletic director leadership position for the next 16 years. His untimely death in the summer of 1985 ended one of the longest stints of service in AHS history. (More)

Carl Dominey

Coach

During the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s, Carl Dominey built the Astoria High School track and field program into not only one of the Cowapa League’s top teams but one that gained status throughout the state. Most of that success came from the distance runners developed by Dominey’s outstanding cross country team. (More)

Jon Englund

Graduating Class of 1955

During his senior year basketball season, Englund scored 474 points in 30 games. That season total still ranked him fourth on the Astoria High School all-time list at the time of his 1997 induction. Englund, who was named to the All-Valley Coast League 1st unit, once had a 50 point weekend, scoring 25 points each against Lebanon and Clatskanie. (More)

David Ericksen

Graduating Class of 1988

Ericksen’s feats in swimming are those that led to his induction in the Hall of Fame. David was a leader in and out of the pool, highly regarded by his peers as well as his competition. His teammates three times selected him Most Valuable Swimmer and once the Most Inspirational swimmer. The crowning achievements were his performances in the winter of 1987- 88. During this time he set and held four individual records and shared two relay records (no other Astoria swimmer male or female has ever held this many records at one time) , leading his teammates to the school’s first Cowapa League Championship trophy and an historic sweep of all of the ten events in the meet. (More)

Emily Fisher-Falleur

Graduating Class of 1992

Emily Fisher came “off the curve” in the 1991 Oregon State track championships with a lead of less than one foot over the second place competitor. “Lady M” as she was known, looked opportunity “right in the eye” and chose to make it a contest of will power. Her sprinting career seemed marked by close races and time after time she displayed the character to squeeze every inch out of her race, no matter what place she finished. The determination to give 100% every step of the race, kept her one foot lead all the way to the finish line and the title of State 200 meter champion. Earlier in the day, she placed second in the 100 meters to achieve All-State recognition in both races. (More)

Amy Goin

Graduating Class of 1995

On the volleyball court, Amy and her teammates achieved incredible success, showcasing her talents and leaving her mark as a premiere athlete. The team slammed their way to a Cowapa League championship her senior year and participated in the state playoffs. Consistent dominating performances earned her first team all league recognition, the Cowapa League Player of the Year award and All-State Honorable Mention. (More)

Mike Goin

Graduating Class of 1966, Basketball Coach

As you look through the hall of fame inductees, you will notice only one individual has been been selected to be enshrined as an athlete and later as a coach, that being Wally Palmberg. Now there is a second member to this elite player and coach club, Mike Goin. Both as a student athlete at AHS and later as the head basketball coach, Goin put up numbers that earned him state recognition as one of the best. (More)

Jerry Gustafson

Graduating Class of 1952

Every outstanding athletic team needs a leader from within the ranks. In football that duty usually is accepted by the quarterback. The 1951 Astoria High School Hall of Fame football team had a dandy in Jerry Gustafson. A 1952 AHS graduate, Gustafson became the first Fishermen quarterback to use the airways as a principal way to move the football down the field. Gustafson, along with teammates Dick Pavlat, Doug Simmons and Ron Brown were named to the Shrine All-Star team. Astoria coach, Ray Segale, was also selected to join the coaching staff for that prestigious event. (More)

Tami Hageman

Graduating Class of 1983

There are few students, that have walked the halls of Astoria High School, that earned 11 varsity letters in three different sports, earning all-league recognition in all three, being voted MVP by her teammates her senior year, selected first team all-state and unanimous all-tournament, selected the recipient of the Dr. Blair Henningsgaard outstanding scholar-athlete award and awarded one of the Billy Jean King All-Star Award for outstanding athletic performance presented by the USA Women’s Sports Foundation. That student-athlete was Tami Hageman. (More)

Jim Herold

Graduating Class of 1970

Jim Herold becomes the first Astoria High School wrestler to be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. This selection was based upon his many accomplishments during both his athletic and academic careers at AHS. (More)

Larry Hill

Graduating Class of 1959

After graduating from AHS with a net full of league and state honors, Larry Hill moved on to continue his legacy at the University of Oregon. Under Len Casanova at the University of Oregon, he earned three letters in football. In 1962 he was named the recipient of the Dudley Clarke Trophy, awarded annually to the Most Improved Duck in a vote by the Oregon coaching staff. In 1963, as a senior, he was co-captain, along with future NFL Hall of Famer, Mel Renfro, on the 8-3 Webfoots. (More)

Zach Hiatt

Graduating Class of 1995

Zach Hiatt was a three-sport athlete at AHS, earning eight letters through his participation in football, basketball, and baseball. He served as Associated Student Body Vice-President in 1994-1995 and had a cumulative GPA of 3.83. He was justly named the Cowapa League Scholar/Athlete of the year in 1995. (More)

Bruce Hoffman

Graduating Class of 1960

Here’s a nifty piece of trivia: What former Fishermen is the only alum able to claim that he was an All-Metro League selection in football, basketball and baseball? Hint! - It’s the fellow pictured here.

Bruce Hoffman caught the eye of Metro League coaches in all three major sports and became one of a small handful of athletes in that powerful league to claim the All-Star trifecta. (More)

Carly Hogan

Graduating Class of 1991

Whether on the court or softball diamond, Carly Hogan took care of business. As a nine varsity athletic letter award recipient, Carly excelled as a 3-sport student-athlete, always putting her team above self. She led by example and exemplified the term “student-athlete.” Graduating with a 3.75 G.P.A, Carly led in the classroom and in athletics. (More)

Scott Holmstedt

Graduating Class of 1973

Scott was a two-year letterman in football, playing on the 1972 football team, which was previously inducted into the Hall of Fame. He played tight end for Coach Chuck Burns, and the team was the Coast-Valley league champions for 3A, which is the equivalent of the 5A level today. He was selected as first team All-League and second team All-State. Scott was also a two-year letterman in baseball in which his senior year the team earned first place in the Coast League and second in the Coast-Valley League. (More)

Kammy Hunter

Graduating Class of 1993

Kammy arrived at AHS in the fall of 1989. In her first cross country season, she raced to both the district individual title and led the Lady Fishermen to their first of three consecutive district titles. At state, the Lady Fish placed 13th and Kammy placed 17th in the meet overall. (More)