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Bill Frazier: All-time great high school coach

There is little doubt that Bill Frazier is one of the first names to come to mind when the greatest local high school coaches are discussed.
William Harry Frazier was a native of Moscow, Idaho where he earned all-state honors as a high school athlete in basketball, football and baseball.
After a year at the University of Idaho, Bill transferred to Gonzaga University where he quarterbacked the school’s football team, being honored as All-Coast for his skills at that position in 1931 and 1932.
After graduation, Frazier became head football coach at Mead High School in 1933, a position he held for six years until being named both football and baseball coach at Gonzaga High School in 1939. He had found his home, and for the next 34 years guided the success of the Bullpups in both sports.
Bill only had five losing seasons in football during his tenure at the school. Four teams were undefeated, including the10-0 1963 squad.. That team is recognized by many as the best high school football team ever in the Spokane area.
His football teams won or tied for the Spokane City League championship fifteen times. Coach Frazier also guided Gonzaga Prep baseball to sixteen league crowns. His 1971 baseball team was 29-3, believed to be the best in city history.
His overall record in football was 159-67-10 in league play and 204-81-13 overall, a 70 percent winning margin. In baseball, the record was 253-129.
During his time at Gonzaga Prep, Bill also coached basketball and track. His 1946 basketball team was City League co-champion and qualified for the state tournament.
After retirement, his former players kept him busy with constant visits and contacts. He was an avid golfer and shot his age well into his 80s. He was named into numerous Hall of Fames, both locally and state wide.  Bill Frazier passed away in 2000 at the age of 91.
One quote at his induction into Gonzaga University’s Hall of Fame best summed up his coaching philosophy. “Toughness tempered with love and humanity”. 

Updated GSL cross country standings

Central Valley girls are alone atop the GSL cross country standings, but it's crowded at the top in the boys standings. Mt. Spokane, North Central and University share the lead at 3-0. Click here for GSL standings.

Mat Classic XXVI results

Full medal results are now posted, including the Championship Finals.

 

The Spokesman-Review has three people at Mat Classic in the Tacoma Dome and will bring results of Friday's quarterfinals and Saturday's trophy matches. Check back here for updates throughout the tournament.

Gonzaga Prep defeats Mead 21-9

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered the Gonzaga Prep vs. Mead game.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

University defeats Rogers 44-6

S-R photojournalist Dan Pelle covered University's win against Rogers at Joe Albi stadium.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

Shadle Park defeats Mt. Spokane 63-42

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered Shadle's win over Mt. Spokane.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

Mt. Spokane wins 10-0 against Mead

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered the Mt. Spokane vs. Mead game.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

Shadle Park defeats Gonzaga Prep 42-13

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered Shadle's game against Gonzaga Prep.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

Gonzaga Prep defeats Ferris 38-35

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered the GSL showdown between Gonzaga Prep and Ferris.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

North Central defeats Rogers 28-21

S-R photojournalist Dan Pelle covered Rogers' loss to North Central at Joe Albi on Friday.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

 

Mt. Spokane defeats Central Valley 35-16

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered the GSL game between Mt. Spokane and Central Valley.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

 

CV defeats Rogers 49-7

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered the CV vs. Rogers game.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

Mead defeats North Central 42-7

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered the NC vs. Mead game at Joe Albi.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

Ferris defeats Shadle Park 38-14

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered the Ferris vs. Shadle game.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

East Valley vs. Sandpoint (Sept. 6)

S-R photojournalist Kathy Plonka covered the East Valley High game against Sandpoint High. East Valley defeated Sandpoint 37-21. Check out this big picture gallery of her photos.

Shadle Park vs. Rogers (Sept. 6)

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered Shadle Park's opener against Rogers.  Shadle Park won 62-14. Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

Ferris vs. Central Valley (Sept. 6)

S-R photojournalist Jesse Tinsley covered the Ferris vs. Central Valley game.  Ferris defeated Central Valley 42-14.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

Mt. Spokane defeats North Central 28-19

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered Mt. Spokane's win against North Central.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.

Mead vs. University (Sept. 5)

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered Mead's game against University High in the GSL opener at Joe Albi, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.  Check out this big picture gallery of his photos.  The game was suspended at half-time because of lightning and will be replayed on Saturday night.

Seniors Will Carry Lewis & Clark Tigers This Year

Lewis & Clark has taken its show on the road this summer, as construction at Hart Field has pushed them off of their customary practice field. Instead, the Tigers are holding practices at Sacajawea Middle School. To the players are just want to play some football, where they practice makes little difference.

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