LA GRANDE – Over 215 coaches and family members were honored Saturday, June 5th at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel and Sunday, June 6th at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande during the 2021 Oregon Athletic Coaches Association Awards Banquets. The banquets were highlighted with the presentation of several NFHS awards, including two National, thirteen Section 8 and five State Coaches of the Year Awards (see attachment for complete list). Thirteen $1000 scholarships were also presented, eight of those to graduating sons and daughters of OACA members.
A number of eastern Oregon student athletes and coaches were among those honored.
STUDENT/ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS:
Claire Farwell, Enterprise HS
Hunter Lind, Powder Valley HS
Community Service Award:
Merle Comfort, LaGrande
Kathy Taylor, Baker
Rob Younger Power of Influence Award:
Jennifer Teeter, Imbler HS
OACA Dave Johnson Contributor Award:
Greg Grant, Heppner HS
OACA Marv Heater Distinguished Service Award:
Lance Dixon, Powder Valley HS