Mike Merriman, Basketball and Tennis
2010 Hall of Fame
Mike attended Centralia College from 1960 to 1962 and during his first year on the basketball team he was Co-Inspirational Player; during this time he was captain of the team and Most Inspirational player. He had scholarships to play basketball both here and at Western Washington University and received his master's degree from Portland State University, which helped him fulfil his dream of becoming a teacher and coaching football, basketball, baseball, and even tennis at schools such as Adna, Cathlamet, and Cascade Jr. High in Auburn. He retired after 39 years of teaching, 37 of which he also coached.