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Tigard High School Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016


Merlin “Bud” White

Tigard High School Class of 1946

Varsity Football Player

Tigard High School Band Member

Track & Field State Champion                     100 yd dash        10.1 sec.

Track & Field State Champion                     220 yd dash        22.5 sec.

Lewis & Clark College: Northwest Conference Champion four times in the 220 and three times in the 100 yard dash.  He set the sprint records that stood for three decades at Lewis & Clark.  He was Oregon’s fastest collegiate sprinter during his four years.  He anchored two Northwest Conference championship track & Field teams and also played halfback on the football team.  He is a Charter member of the Lewis & Clark Hall of Fame.


Bob Lamb

Tigard High School Class of 1963

Oregon All-State Basketball player, selected to the All-State Tournament team, and led Tigard to a 2nd place state tournament finish in 1963.

Linfield College:  In 1967 Bob Lamb honored as the Northwest Conference’s Most Valuable Player, leading Linfield to a 23-6 record and its third consecutive conference title.  That season, he averaged 16.9 points and 5.2 rebounds a game, receiving honorable mention NAIA All-American distinction.  He is a member of the Linfield College Hall of Fame.

In 1989, his athletic accomplishments were galvanized when he was inducted into the NAIA District 2 Hall of Fame.

As a coach Bob Lamb Led Tillamook High School to a 26-2 record and a 3A state Championship in 1996.  His career coaching record of 468-216 included 14 league championships.


Karen Hancock (Bean)

Tigard High School Class of 1982

Basketball:  3rd Team All-State 1980, 1st Team All-State 1981, 1st Team All-State 1982

Selected to the All-State Basketball Tournament team in 1981.

Track & Field:     State Champion Shot and Discus 1981

State Champion Shot and Discus 1982

National High School Track All-American

American High School Athlete Award Winner

Brigham Young University: High Country Athletic Conference Champion in Discus with All Conference honors.  Was a HCAC second place finisher in the Shot Put and a BYU Olympic Champion in the discus.


John Dustin

Tigard High School Class of 1955

1954  Wrestling State Champion at 178 lbs.           (1st Tigard State Champion)

1955  Wrestling State Champion runner up at 178 lbs.

Oregon State University: placed 4th at the NCAA wrestling tournament in 1957 and 1958, becoming the first two-time All-American in program history.  His 42-5 career record placed him eighth on Oregon State’s all time career winning percentage list.

John Dustin continued his distinguished career of over five decades of service to the sport of wrestling, which included roles as a high coach at Marshfield High School, national and international official, national and international sports administrator, and manager of the wrestling competitions at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, the Sydney Olympics in 2000, and three Good Will Games.

In 2013 John Dustin received the “Order of Merit” award from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.


Kit Pierce

Tigard High School from 1982-2002.

Head Girls Soccer Coach from 1988-1995

Overall Tigard High School record:  69-18-11

Three Time State Champion: 1991, 1992, and 1993

The 1993 season was probably the hardest fought final, and the most demanding season.   Very talented players moved to the new Tualatin High School, the team we faced in the final. Tigard players had tremendous determination to succeed against a very talented Tualatin team.  Close to the end of the game we scored a great goal and won.  For the seniors and their awesome supporting teammates, it was a very sweet win.


1992 Tigard High School Girls Soccer State Championship Team

Record:  10-1-3

Playoff Record: 5-0  (beat Tualatin in the semifinals 2-0) (Beat Sunset 1-0 in the Finals)

Winning the State Championship for the second year in a row.

Players: Sherilyn Smartwood, Elizabeth Oliver, Sarah Bowder, Trisha Kane, Holly Pierce, Lindsay Allori, Laurie Milligan, Kristen Ott, Joni Able, Ryann Furrer, Heidi Smith, Erin Anderson, Erika Anderson, Kelsey LeBrun, Tanya Loucks, Danielle Jaques.

Coaches:  Theo Moler and Kit Pierce