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.

Wes Stock

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A graduate of Shelton High School, Stock spent nine years in the major leagues with Baltimore and the then Kansas City Athletics. He transitioned to a pitching coach and minor league pitching instructor, earning three World Series rings as a member of the New York Mets and Oakland Athletics organizations. Stock is a member of the Shelton, Washington State and Oregon State Halls of Fames.

James D. Rye

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Rye was a longtime umpire who umpired in numerous state championships in Washington, Alaska and California, including the 1989 state baseball championship in the Kingdome. He’s also umpired four regional and national tournaments and served as the president of the Peninsula Umpires Association for twelve years. Rye also worked as a football and basketball official.

Art Grosso

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Grosso, who was born, raised and died in Port Orchard, is a huge part of its athletic history. He coached the Wolves baseball team to a third place finish at state, and was also part of a state record 40 game win streak. He died of a heart attack in 1962 at 59 years old.