Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame


Jack Patrick
CLASS of 1928 Football, Basketball and Baseball ATHLETE
Versatility was one of Jack's athletic strengths while starring on the basketball court, gridiron and diamond. Although he would go on to a stellar college career as a football player, he was most highly regarded locally as a clutch performer in basketball. Jack used exceptional competitive instincts, quickness and strength to lead the Panthers as a superb forward for three years. He was named to the "All-County" team twice in those days when WHS wasn't a member of a league. While Jack played hoops, the Panthers won 80% of their games, including the 1928 team that finished 7th to become Wenatchee High's first to place at the state basketball tournament.

Also a force on the gridiron, he was an outstanding two-year starting fullback, as well as on defense. Jack captained the 1927 team that compiled a 5-1-2 record and was known as a powerful ball carrier, dominating blocker and sure tackler. He was also a two-year starter and captain in baseball before the program was disbanded his senior year, and earned eight letters.

At the University of Washington, Jack became a two-way starter at halfback and defensively for the Husky football team as a sophomore, and continued in the lineup to become a three-year letterman.

- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.