Skaife Suffers Heart Attack
Longtime Spokane basketball standout Jerry Skaife was in serious but stable condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center Wednesday evening after suffering a heart attack Tuesday night.
Witnesses said Skaife, 53, collapsed shortly after coming out of a rec league basketball game at Spokane Falls Community College, where he teaches and coaches softball.
Skaife played basketball at Rogers High School, the University of Idaho - where he was a two-time all-Big Sky player (1964-65, 65-66) - and in numerous amateur leagues. He is a past AAU All-American. He coached at Washtucna and Medical Lake before moving to CCS to coach basketball, then softball.
He was an assistant coach for his wife, Janet, with the Ferris High girls basketball team last season. The Saxons finished third at state.
Washington State freshman Jeremy Champoux finished tied for 12th in the Pacific-10 Conference golf championships at Newport Beach, Calif., on Tuesday.
Champoux’s 54-hole total of 222 was 23 strokes off the pace set by titlist Tiger Woods of Stanford.
WSU placed eighth.