Former Coeur d’Alene and Lake City High School assistant football coach Henry Hamill will be presented with the Idaho State Coaches Association’s Lifetime Achievement award at halftime of the Oct. 10 football game between Sandpoint and host Lake City.
Hamill, who turns 67 this month, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011. He will also serve as grand marshal for the Timberwolves’ homecoming festivities.
“This is not just about what he accomplished on the football field,” said former ISCA president Kelly Reed, a 1988 CHS grad and former player under Hamill. “This is also about what he brought to his teaching and coaching career off the field … and about the way he handled kids.”
Hamill was a head coach at several schools throughout the Northwest, winning Montana state titles in Thompson Falls and Glasgow before landing in Coeur d’Alene. He was an assistant coach for the Vikings from 1986-94 before rotating over to Lake City, where he was a finalist for the job that eventually went to current head coach Van Troxel. Hamill retired in 2007.
Ryan Bronson, correspondent
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