Donene Hendricks, 1954 football team join Chelan High School Athletics Hall of Fame

Donene Hendricks

1954 Football team

CHELAN - Chelan High School Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Night took place Friday, Feb. 1, at Chelan High School. This year there was two inductees,  Coach Donene Hendricks and the 1954 State Championship Football team. Inductees  were recognized at halftime of the boys varsity basketball game against Omak.  Each was presented with plaques. One plaque for each party will be placed on the Chelan Athletics Hall of Fame wall in the Community Gym.

Donene Hendricks

Donene Hendricks coached high school volleyball for 22 years at Chelan. In 14 season as the head coach for the Mountain Goats, Coach Hendricks accumulates over 250 match wins including a 179 and 15 league record (92%). Over her head coaching career, her teams won the League or District championship 12 times, including 10 State Tournament appearances, receiving eight state trophies along the way.
Under her guidance, the Lady Mountain Goats played for the state championship five times, winning it all in 2010. She earned the CTL and CWAC coach of the year multiple times and was the Class 1A Coach of the Year in 2010. Above the numerous wins, league and district titles and state championship trophies, Coach Hendricks’s legacy will be measured by the hundreds of student-athletes that she so positively influenced over the years she coached. Her work ethic and passion to excel combined with her humility and servant leadership style made her a role model hat defines what it means to be a true leader.
Donene’s accomplishments and character make her one of the truly great coaches in Chelan High School history.

1954 Football Team
The 1954 State B Championship football team is the only football team in Mountain Goat history to win a State Championship. The team was led by Head Coach Bill Richardson and assistant Bill Lippincott.
The 1954 team had a perfect 8-0 season. Chelan won the Warling trophy which was the state trophy voted by the Washington State Sports Writers. The Mountain Goats had an offense that scored a total 271 points and a defense only allowing a total of 46 point by opposing teams, having three shutouts and kept three teams to seven total points.
The 1954 team was at the top of the state polls for all eight weeks. Stan Boyd was an All-State, All-Conference player as well as playing the All-State game. Three of these payers went on from this team to play college football. Stan Boyd went to play at the University of Washington. Dale Louk and Mike Finnigan went to play for Central Washington State College.

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