Fews Honored For Coaches Vs Cancer Work

SPOKANE — Mark Few has won a lot of basketball games as the coach of the Zags. He and his wife Marci have raised almost $3 million in just six years in Coaches vs Cancer. Tuesday night the couple was honored by the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame.

Mark and Marci will receive the Nell and John Wooden coaching achievement award. The award annually honors a coach along with his or her spouse who has made exceptional contributions to their players and their futures. For Mark Few, it’s quite an honor.

“First of all, just to be mentioned in the same paragraph as John Wooden is incredible for me. It’s just about as high an honor as I could ever get in my life. He is the greatest coach of all time, and an even better human being and person,” Few said. “The fact that this award is about, you know, a husband and a wife, and what they’ve been able to do, is, you know, so much more rewarding. My wife is just an absolute superstar. She’s the real hero of the family with what she’s done for our coaches versus cancer gala and golf, to make that the biggest event in the country, and to also, you know, help raise our three kids, and keep everything sane at home.”

Few is the first coach honored with this award, who is still active in coaching. Mark and Marci Few were not the only local people honored. John Owen, long time wrestling coach at North Idaho College was honored with the Idaho Humanitarian award.