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Area coaching icons Dan Fitzgerald, Buzzie Welch honored alongside Jack Thompson, others during Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame ceremony

Dan Fitzgerald first came to Spokane in 1972, and as he, his wife Darleen and daughter Kelly were driving up Division Street in a U-Haul, the future Gonzaga men’s basketball …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019

Former Gonzaga coach Dan Fitzgerald headlines 2019 Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame induction class

Fitzgerald, who died in 2010 at the age of 67, took the Bulldogs to their first NCAA Tournament in 1995 and posted a 252-171 record in 15 years as head …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019

Locally: Dan Fitzgerald, Jason Hanson voted into Washington Sports Hall of Fame

Hanson is a Mead High School graduate who cut his football kicking teeth on the turf at Albi Stadium and perfected the skills in Martin Stadium at Washington State that …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017

Ralph Walter: Local hall should welcome Dick Zornes, Dan Fitzgerald

When it comes to sports tributes, I love them all: rings of honor, halls of fame, retired jerseys (hint-hint, East Valley.)


Blanchette: Monarchs finally make pilgrimage to The Fitz

Some time ago, a new member at the country club approached with the icebreaker, “Your brother …” They always start like that. Sometimes, Jim Fitzgerald takes a reflexive step back, …


Blanchette: Monarchs finally make pilgrimage to The Fitz

Some time ago, a new member at the country club approached with the icebreaker, “Your brother …” They always start like that. Sometimes, Jim Fitzgerald takes a reflexive step back, …


‘Fitz’ on a mission, like namesake

Dan Fitzgerald was a “cause guy,” though the singular modifier was misleading. There was never just one. In this respect, the basketball tournament that bears his name and which begins …


Shadle Park gets it together

It was the kind of game that would have made the late Dan Fitzgerald proud. The Shadle Park Highlanders shrugged off some early nerves to clamp down defensively and pull …


Good reasons for putting on The Fitz

When he played basketball at Gonzaga University 15 years ago, Jon Kinloch noticed the high school coaches coming in the side door at practice, hoping to cadge a drill or …


Blanchette: Spokane quickly mobilizes to honor Fitzgerald

Of all the many descriptives applied to Dan Fitzgerald over his lifetime, one was invoked too seldom: Indispensible.


Admirers recall Fitzgerald’s impact

Even before the first words were spoken, the huge crowd at a memorial service for Daniel John Fitzgerald on Wednesday quietly defined the legacy of the beloved former Gonzaga University …


Family, friends gather to remember Fitzgerald

Even before the first words were spoken, the huge crowd at a memorial service for Daniel John Fitzgerald on Wednesday quietly defined the legacy of the beloved former Gonzaga University …


Friends, coaches, players, colleagues pay tribute to Dan Fitzgerald

“Whether you saw him on a golf course, or in a restaurant or at a basketball clinic, he just had this gregarious personality that was so welcoming. He knew so …


Here’s one to Fitz, among countless possibilities

In Fitz’s memory, a story about Fitz. Not the best one, not the worst. Dan Fitzgerald never ranked them like a Top 25 anyway, because there were too many for …