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WSWCA Hall of Fame Member
Last Updated on 12/29/2002

 

John M. Durheim
Inducted in 1998

Cashmere High School 1978-1996

John was born in Spokane in 1951. He attended West Valley High in Spokane and graduated in 1969, participating in the state tournament that year. Durheim wrestled for Hall of Fame Member (class of 2002) Charlie Miller. He graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1978. John then began teaching at Cashmere High School and served for twelve years in the Washington Air National Guard.

Durheim served as an assistant coach for eight years from 1978-1986 and was the head coach at Cashmere from 1986-1996. In his ten years as head coach his teams compiled a 117-3-0 dual meet record and won or shared 10 league championships. His teams captured 10 District Championships, 6 Regional Titles and 5 State Titles! He has coached 75 state participants, 45 state placers and 10 wrestlers earned a total of 14 State Titles. He was named Assistant Coach of the Year in 1985, Region IV Coach of the Year and Caribou Trail Coach of the Year and Washington State Class A/B "Jim Adamson" Coach of the Year in 1989. He was honored as Washington State Coach of the Year in 1996.

John has been a head Cross Country Coach and an Assistant in Track & Field. He is presently a mathematics teacher at Cashmere High and enjoys hiking.

Nominated in 1998 and inducted by Don Smith, Cashmere High School

 

 

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