Local sports greats inducted into the Inland Northwest Hall of Fame

SPOKANE, Wash. — Some of the biggest names in local sports were inducted into the Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame.

The class was headlined by Gonzaga men’s basketball legend and NBA Champion Adam Morrisson. Other inductees include WSU Track and Field great and five-time olympian Bernard Lagat, former Eastern Washington Head Football Coach Dick Zornes, former Spokane Chief and Stanley Cup Champion Ray Whitney and former Mead High School Volleyball Coach Judy Knight.

Longtime EWU Sports Information Director Dave Cook and GLS Scorekeeper Bill Pierce were also named as Scroll of Honor Inductees.

“It’s helped mold me of who I am as a person,” Morrison said. “All the support I got, especially as a young high schooler and having a chance to be a Division I player, I got a lot of support from behind the scenes and coming into Gonzaga everyone knows the support I got there. The community means a lot because it helps me become the player I am and the person I am so this stuff is pretty cool to get recognized as well.”

“My first assistant job was at the Univesity of Hawaii and then bounced around and I was at the Canadian pro league for a number of years,” Zornes said. “Fortunately, I wound up back here when I started out. That’s just kind of the way coaching happens. I had a great stay at Eastern and Eastern has been wonderful to me from the time I started there in 1963.”

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