COLLEGE ATHLETIC HALL of FAME MEMBERS FROM NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON
Dale Parker BASEBALL & Basketball
SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY LEGENDS HALL OF FAME
Dale Parker became a significant part of Seattle Pacific's sports history. The Oroville, Washington native played for both the Falcons' basketball team as well as the first baseball squad in school history. By his senior season in 1949, Dale was the captain of the baseball team that posted the first winning record (15-14) ever for Seattle Pacific. The talented second baseman, initially appointed the team's captain as a junior, served in that capacity for two years.
In 1952, he became head baseball coach for the first of two stints directing the Falcons on the diamond, and was also assistant basketball coach. Parker served as head baseball coach at the University of Washington for four seasons beginning in 1957. His Pacific Coast Conference 1959 championship squad became the first for the Huskies to qualify for the NCAA tournament and has been honored by being inducted into that school's athletic hall of fame. He also coached the Edmonds and Woodway High Schools' baseball teams for many years and established a highly regarded summer baseball camp across the border in British Columbia from his hometown.