Charlie Buell

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Buell, a graduate of East High School, was a longtime slowpitch player that won many accolades during his time on the diamond, most notably the MVP of the 1974 Bremerton Invitational. He also worked as a umpire and a basketball referee as well.


Al Smith

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Smith was the first ever athletic trainer for the Bremerton School District and was the go-to guy for not just those at Bremerton High School, but other schools as well. He spent 30 years working as a trainer before he retired in 1997.

Al Smith: Sharp Wit, Big Heart

Jim Jessup

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Jessup played over 37 years for several slowpitch teams, most notably with the Gene Lobe Recyclables that won five state titles in the 80s. He also won several all-tournament and MVP honors along with earning the ASA first team All-American shortstop at the 50 and over National Tournament.

Glen Johnson

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Johnson grew up in the South Kitsap baseball system, finding his way to Lower Columbia Community College, then to Lewis-Clark State, where he set the single season record for pitching wins. He was drafted by the New York Mets but didn’t find success and returned to Lewis-Clark to be a pitching coach. Johnson then became the head coach of the baseball team at Taft Community College, then Big Bend Community College.

Jack Burrell

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Burrell, a South Kitsap graduate, made his mark in the Kent School District. At Kent-Meridian High School, he was a longtime football coach with two undefeated seasons and a longtime basketball coach with three Puget Sound League titles and two third place finishes at the state tournament. He also served as an athletic director and was named the National Athletic Director of the Year in 1983 along with being a four-time state athletic director of the year. Known by his nickname "Jackie Royal," he was nominated to the WIAA Hall of Fame and National Athletic Director Hall of Fame. Burrell died in 2003. He was 80 years old.