Tumwater High School to induct Alexander, ‘89 football team into hall of fame

May 8, 2013 

Head coach Sid Otton (left) and assistant Pat Alexander have coached together for decades. They are shown during football practice at Tumwater High School on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008. (Tony Overman/The Olympian)

Tumwater High School will hold its fourth hall of fame ceremony Saturday at the school’s gymnasium, honoring two of its newest members -- longtime coach Pat Alexander and the 1989 state championship football team. Inductees into the annual hall of fame are selected by a Tumwater High School committee.

Alexander has spent the past 37 years as an assistant football coach and longtime defensive coordinator for head coach Sid Otton, and was the head wrestling coach from 1976 until 1994. The final wrestler he coached at the 1994 Mat Classic was Chris Villalobos, who won a state title at heavyweight.

The 1989 football team, led by future USC quarterback Brad Otton, had an undefeated 13-0, capped it off by defeating Cheney, 27-7, in the AA title game.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, fundraiser banquet and auction. Cost is $25 per person, which includes entry into the silent and live auctions, dinner catered by Pellegrino’s, and the Hall of Fame ceremony. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30.For tickets, call the high school at 360-709-7601 or check the booster club’s website, www.soarauction.com.