Sam Gold

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Gold spent 53 years with the Navy, working at PSNS as the athletic director and at Bangor, where he was the special services director and the commander of the Naval Sea Cadets youth program. He was also a top softball player and served as league commissioner and as ASA district commissioner.

Chet Gausta

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Gausta was a three sport athlete at North Kitsap and played for the local amateur team until he left to fight in World War II. He was discharged in 1950 and returned to play fastpitch for the Poulsbo VFW, then baseball for the Bremerton Bees and for a team on Bainbridge Island. Gausta also worked as an outdoor columnist and still holds the state record for catching the largest salmon with a rod and reel at 70.5 pounds. He died in 2012 at 93 years old.

Elton Goodwin

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Goodwin is one of the greatest coaches in county and state history. He won 491 games, 19 league titles and three state titles in his 28 years of coaching the South Kitsap baseball team, including winning the 4A state title in 2003 in the last game he ever coached. His title winning team in 1996, with future major leaguers and fellow Hall of Famers Willie Bloomquist and Jason Ellison, ran the table and his first state title in 1983, came after the Wolves upset Davis of Yakima, who were undefeated and one of the top ranked teams in the nation at the time. Goodwin was elected to the Washington State Coaches Hall of Fame. He died in 2013 at the age of 63 after a heart attack. The baseball field at South Kitsap High School was named after him and his jersey was retired the following spring.

Former South Kitsap coach Goodwin remembered as a legend