Managed by Hood River Rotary Club
Don Hosford was a Biology teacher and Football Coach at Wy’East High School in Odell. His love for the game was with him all of his life. He coached football in high school and after college at Bandon, Sheridan, Wy’East and finally Gresham high schools.
In high school, as a senior, Don joined the Varsity Football team and his football talent was obvious to the Head Coach; Don immediately gained varsity status. That same year, he was granted a full-ride football scholarship to Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Don red-shirted his first year. Don had the opportunity to play 4 full football seasons. In his junior year, he had gained status as the most improved lineman in one year and lettered as a first-string tackle for 3 of his 4 years at Willamette. Don’s had 4 victorious football seasons. While coaching at Wy’East, Don produced championship teams in the tough Wilco League Conference in both 1958 and 1960. In 1962 Don’s Wy’East Golden Eagles championed the Wilco League and went on to the State Championship game; something Wy’East had not accomplished in a decade. While Don was busy with his football coaching and teaching jobs, he also made time to develop the first wrestling program at Wy’East; it continues today at Hood River Valley High School.
- Applicant must be an HRVHS Football player planning to play college football
- Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
- Service to the community/school
- High integrity and moral standards
Equal consideration will be given for extracurricular activities, civic involvement, home and job responsibilities.
- Three Confidential Evaluation Forms.
- One must be provided by the HRVHS football coaching staff.