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Walt Looney '67

Walt Looney '67

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  • Hall of Fame Class of 1997
Walt Looney lettered four years each in football and baseball at Willamette. In football, he was a first team NAIA All-American guard as a senior in 1966. He was a three-time first-team all- Northwest Conference choice a two-time first team all-district selection. In baseball he was a three-time all-conference pick. Looney began his teaching and coaching career at Wilson High School in Portland in 1968. As of his induction he was serving as math teacher, head football coach and assistant baseball coach at Wilson. Looney has won two Portland Interscholastic League (PIL) coach of the year awards-for baseball in 1975 and for football in 1994. His brother, Wayne, also played football at Willamette, and graduated in 1966.
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