September 1, 2011 in Sports

In brief: Former Eastern coach Wooten dies at 72


Football: Brent Wooten, a standout football player for the University of Washington who went on to become head coach at Eastern Washington University, died Monday. He was 72.

A celebration of his life will take place on Sept. 9 from 2-6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Cheney.

Wooten was an assistant for five seasons before taking over the program in 1968. In three seasons he compiled an 11-18 record.

He also served as Eastern athletic director from 1968-70.

Following his tenure in the athletic department, he continued to teach at Eastern, where he spent more than 30 years as a professor.

He was a halfback and defensive back for the University of Washington and played on the school’s back-to-back 10-1 seasons in 1959 and 1960.


Midwest League salutes Redmond

Baseball: After a 13-year major league career, Mike Redmond is a hit in the minors again.

The Gonzaga Prep and Gonzaga University graduate was named Midwest League Manager of the Year after steering the Lansing Lugnuts into next week’s playoffs.

The Lugnuts, a Class A farm club of the Toronto Blue Jays, used a victory on the last day of the first half of the season to earn a wild-card spot.

Redmond played for the Marlins, Twins and Indians during his major league career before retiring last season.

John Blanchette

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