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Fourth Annual Hall of Fame Banquet & Auction

Oregon Hall of Fame           Mel Counts  *  Steve Prefontaine  *  Pete Susick

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Marshfield welcomes Hall of Fame class of 2006







and the 1954 State Football Champions

Guy Shellenbarger - MHS Principal 1947 to 1965

   Being Principal of Marshfield Senior High a "Source of Pride"

Guy was always a very sports-minded Person and especially enjoyed playing baseball, both while in high school and college. He also played "sandlot' baseball in Marshfield--or was it Coos Bay by then?'' In gymnastics he performed on the horse and the rings, and was a pole vaulter in track and field. In later years he watched with interest as the pole vaulting heights kept going up and didn't think it was fair the vaulters got to land so gently on all that foam when all he had to land on in the late 1920s was a pile of coats.

To add to his income in the early years, Guy refereed basketball games, driving to distant places where he always remembered to get paid after the third quarter because he didn't want to face a bunch of angry fans from the losing team. The very second the final buzzer rang, he was out the door and into his car, money in hand - no time for a shower!
Sometimes Guy would get up early and play tennis at the Mingus Park courts with Bruce Hoffine and others.

While at Marshfield he joined the Coos Country Club and loved the game of golf, along with belonging to the Bird Watchers Society. He would drive his old beat-up green Chevy pickup out there in spite of his wife Marjorie saying that someone would surely be offended and complain.

Guy was very proud to be a representative of Marshfield Senior High. He especially enjoyed going to Oregon Principals Association Meetings and knowing how well his Physical Education Department compared to others --- all those football championships. Being the principal of Marshfield Senior High was a strong source of pride for him.

In 1965 Guy was asked to help set up the new Job Corps Program at Tongue Point with the understanding that when he was through, he would move to the University of Oregon and become a professor in the School of Education. He was in charge of helping students plan their Masters degrees and taught an "Activities" class with subtitles such as: "How to Help Spanish Club earn money by selling Popcorn at Games." He sometimes remarked that the real way to earn club money was to turn off all the water fountains and salt the popcorn heavily so people would have to buy soft drinks.

Guy was always quietly amazed at how he'd progressed up the ladder of academia. One of his favorite statements was, and I quote. "I was never an academic --- I was just a jockstrap that got lucky." He was very proud of being a "Full Professor with tenure at a Major University." Since Full Professors almost always have a doctorate, when asked if any of his students ever called him 'Dr. Shellenbarger,' he'd say, "Yes." And did you correct them? "No", he'd say with a laugh.

Guy often sail that the first job he ever had was being the PE teacher at Marshfield Junior High .Sports meant a great deal to him and he would have been so very proud to be included in the Marshfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Bruce Anderson - 1962 MHS Graduate

Marshfield High School.
Class of 1962
Willamette University, Salem. Ore.
Class of 1966

• 6th round draft choice,
Los Angeles Rams
• Only player drafted from
Willamette . as of this date
• 2 Year All-American
• 4 Year All-Conference Player
• 1966 Los Angeles Rams.
Coach George Allen
• 1967-69 New York Giants,
                                                                            Coach Allie Sherman
                                                                         •1968-70 Washington Redskins.
                                                                            Coach Vince Lombardi
1967-1972 Merrill Lynch, New York
1972-1977 Merrill Lynch. Los Angeles.
   Vice President of Institutional Salv,
   Co-Owner, Executive Vice President
1983 Sealttle Sounders Soccer Club
   NASL Seattlc Franchise, President and Owner
1984-1992 Paramount Plastics
    President and Owner.
1992-1996 Coquille Economic Development Corporation.
    president and founder. Organized and developed a diverse Company to
    provide self-sufficiency for the Coquille Indian Tribe. Accomplishments include:
      • Develop Heritage Place Assisted Living Facility in Bandon.
      • Develop The Mill Casino. buffet, restaurant.
        lounge. convention center. and live concerts.
      • Develop for Coquille Indian Tribe: reservation new homes. organic cranberry farm, health clinic.
        business park. Coquille Forest land.
      • Develop and build Coquille Library.
1997-Present ANJ. L.L.C., President and Owner,
    Mercy Manor in Roseburg. Mercy Crest in Coos Bay.
    Alzheimer's Center and Medical complex in Rose burg
    Frito-Lay warehouses in Coos Bay. Medford, Salem and Roseburg,
    RV Park in Lincoln City. 93 Unit%
    Avista Gas Company office. US Dairy Association office complex, Department of Justice office building.
    Partner in building 193-Unit Apartment. Bothel. WA

    • Willamette University Hall of Fame. 2000
    • Distinguished Alumni Award for Economic
      Development. Willamette University. 1997
    • Lending Broker Award. Merrill Lynch. 1976, 1977
    • Defensive Player of the Week, National Football League. 1970, 13 tackles. 3 sacks.

Shannon (Hosack) Wallace -1994 Graduate

I was born in Coos Bay in September 1975, about 3 months after my parents moved from Portland to Coos Bay.  My dad, Bill, had just finished his residency in pathology and was taking over the new Bay Area Hospital laboratory.  My mother, Kathy, was a first grade teacher while my dad finished medical school. During my dad's residency she retired to stay home with my older siblings.

I am the 3rd of 4 children in our family.  I have two brothers, Zachary and Luke and a sister, Brittany.  Zachary holds a degree in Engineering Physics and is living in Virginia with his wife Malin.  Brittany is a patent attorney in Chicago, Illinois with her husband Tom and their two children, Tommy and Reese.  Luke holds two degrees from Portland State University and is working on a Masters in Biochemical Engineering from Oregon State University.

All four of us attended District 9 schools, Blossom Gulch, Sunset, and Marshfield. We were all active in sports.  I participated in gymnastics for about 3 years.  I also participated in volleyball, softball, track, and cheerleading through 8th grade.  All of my siblings swam on the Gold Coast Swim Team.  I started on the team when I was 4 years old and swam year round for 15 years.  The swimmers and parents involved with this team were a huge part of my life and my childhood memories.  The team was like a huge family.  My coach, Kathe Stufflebean, was like a second mother to me and I will always love her.  In high school, I dropped all other sports and focused on my swimming and was very proud to swim and represent Marshfield.

After graduation, I accepted a scholarship to the University of Arizona where I was honored to swim for the Wildcats.  I worked very hard and swam with many outstanding swimmers who pushed me everyday.  My work and the competition brought me much success.  My college swimming career was everything I had hoped it would be.  I attended the NCAA's all 4 years with our team, always placing in the top 5.  My senior year, our team placed 2nd overall and 2 of my relays won a national championship.  This memory is one of my favorites because our team's 2nd place finish hinged on the very last relay of the competition.  We were so excited and pumped up that we won the relay event in record time and secured the overall team finish.  That year, I also placed 2nd in the 50 free and set an Arizona school record.  Over the 4 years at NCAA's, I was an All-American in 8 individual events (50 free, 100 free, 100 fly).  I swam on 13 All-American relays, 4 of them for National Championships.  Most exciting to me was my personal growth over the 4 years both inside and outside of the water. In addition, I made many friends that will be in my life forever.

I graduated from Arizona in 1998 with a degree in Family Studies. I continued to train in Arizona for 2 years where I received a sponsorship from Nike.  I swam in the 2000 Olympic Trials in the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 fly.  While I did not make the Olympic team, this was a wonderful and memorable experience.  After retiring from swimming, I continued my education at Arizona earning a Post-Baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education in December 2002.  I moved back to Oregon, obtained an Oregon Teaching Certificate, and signed on to be a substitute teacher.  During this time, I decided to put my substituting on hold for a short while and help my sister in Chicago with her new son (she was starting work again and needed time to find a nanny).  What was to be a couple of months turned into a couple of years as my nephew's stay-at-home aunt/nanny.  This was such an awesome experience for me and I will always cherish this special time in Chicago. I really love being an aunt!

I returned to Oregon in 2005 to marry a truly wonderful individual, Colin Wallace.  Colin is from North Bend (yes, a Bulldog) where he swam for the North Bend Swim Team.  He also later swam at the University of Wyoming.  We of course met through swimming.  I always thought Colin was special, but we did not start dating until 2003.  We were thrilled to have Kathe Stufflebean marry us last fall on October 15, 2005.  We now live in Tualatin, Oregon where he works for Moss Adams and I am a substitute teacher.

 It is wonderful to receive recognition, but these awards in no way show everything that the sport of swimming has brought to my life. Swimming has truly been a blessing to me.

Marshfield High School

  • National Academic HS All-American, 1994

  • National HS All-American: 1993, 50 Free 24.06: 1994, 50 Free 23.87

  • National HS Swimming Honorable Mention All-American: 1994, 100 Free 52.14

  • National HS All-American Swim Meet, Fort Lauderdale, Florida: 1994, 50 Free, 3rd Place; 100 Free, 4th Place

  • Prefontaine Athletic Award, 1994

  • MHS Girl Athlete of the Year, 1994

  • MHS Girl of the Year, 1994

  • October Girl of the Month, 1994

  • Homecoming Queen, 1994

  • District Championships

  • District 6 Meet Record, 50 Free 24.49

  • Holds six MHS Swimming School Records: 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Fly, 200 IM

  • Oregon High School State Champion: Junior 1993, 50 Free, 100 Free; Senior 1994, 50 Free

  • Oregon High School State Finalist: Frosh 1991, 50 Free, 9th Place; 100 Free, 9th Place; Sophomore 1992, 50 Free, 3rd Place; 100 Free, 8th Place; Senior 1994, 100 Free. 2nd Place

  • MHS Outstanding Swimmer Award: 1992, 1993, 1994

  • Captain of Swim Team: 1993, 1994

  • Register Guard Athlete of the Week, 2 Times

  • District 9 Honor Student

  • American Legion Good Citizen of the Year Award, 1994

  • Student Council, 1993-94

  • National Honor Society

  • National Honor Society Secretary

  • GPA 3.84

College Scholarships Offered:

  • Full Rides: Oregon State, Washington State, University of Nevada Reno, Rice, Iowa, UNLV

  • Rides: Kansas, University of Washington, University of Arizona

  • Shannon chose University of Arizona and ended up earning a full ride. When recruited, Frank Busch told her if she could improve her time from 23.87 in the 50 free to a low 23, she would be an asset to the Arizona team and probably make Arizona's NCAA team. If she could improve her time to 22, she would be in a very elite group in USA Swimming. Shannon went on to hold Arizona's School Record in the 50 Free, 22.25, for eight years. Her record was broken this year and she is now 2nd on the all-time record list.

Gold Coast Swim Team - United States Swimming Club

  • USS Top 16 in the Nation Award, 1993-94, 50 Free

  • USS State Champion, 50 Free, 100 Free

  • Five time USS Junior National Qualifier, 1992¬1994, 2 time Consolation Finalist, 50 Free

  • Two time USS Senior National Qualifier, 1994

  • Swam 15 years for Gold Coast Swim Team

  • Oregon Top 5 Award, 1990-1994

  • Regional Qualifier

  • State Qualifier

  • Oregon Zone All-Star Team

  • Zone Champion, 1990, 50 Free

  • Oregon Zone Team's Most Inspirational Award, 1990

  • Oregon Top 5 Award, 1990-1994

University Of Arizona

  • University of Arizona Hall of Fame

  • NCAA Swim Meet Qualifier, 1994-1998

  • NCAA Division I All-American, 21 times: 1994-1998, 8 times individual events, 50 Free; 100 Free, 100 Fly, 13 times relays

  • NCAA Division 1 National Champion, 4 times: 1994-1998, relays, has 4 National Champion rings

  • U of A School Record Holder, 8 years. All records were broken this year (2006) at NCAA's, 50 Free 22.25 + 3 relays

  • Post-Baccalaureate Degree, Elementary Education

  • Pac 10 Student Athlete Award. 1998

  • U of A Co-Captain, 1997-1998

  • Sigma Chi Honor Society Member, 1996-1999

  • Mary Roby Student Athlete Award, 1995-1998

  • U of A Swim Team Letter Winner, 4 years

  • Pac-10 Championships, 1994-1998

  • Arizona's All-Time Top Ten-6 events: 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Fly. 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay

United States Swim Team

  • Pan American Swim Team Member, 2000, 50 free, 4th place

  • World Cup Team Member, 1999: Glascow, Scotland, 50 Free, Gold Medal; Malmo, Sweden, 50 Free, Silver Medal, 50 Fly, Bronze Medal; Paris, France, 50 Free, Bronze Medal, 50 Fly, Bronze Medal

  • Olympic Trials, 2000, 50 Free, 14th

  • World Ranking as high as 4th

  • Nike Sponsorship

  • All Time U.S. Short Course Rankings: 50 Free 22.25, 25th fastest time ever; 100 Free 48.94, 63rd fastest time ever



James "Bud" Walsh - 1963 MHS Graduate

            Bud Walsh was born in North Bend, Oregon in December, 1944 to Ethel and Bill Walsh. He attended grade school in Hartford, Connecticut and North Bend before entering Coos Catholic School in the forth grade.  His family moved to Coos Bay in 1959, just before he entered the ninth grade at Marshfield High School.

            Bud participated in football, basketball and track at Marshfield. In football, he played halfback and defensive back for varsity in 1961 and 1962.  Although injured most of his senior year, he was recruited to play football by Coach John Ralston at Stanford. Bud also was a member of the varsity basketball team in 1962 and 1963, starting as a guard on the 1962 second place state tournament team. He served as captain in 1963. In 1962 he placed third in the180-yard low hurdles at the state track meet. The next year Bud was the stale champion in the 1210-yard high and the 180-yard low hurdles. He was also a member of the National Honor Society at Marshfield.

            Bud attended Stanford University on a four-year grant-in-aid scholarship, graduating in 1967. He participated in a variety of events, but focused on the hurdles, long jump and relays.  He set two school records; the 440-yard hurdles (52.4. 1965) and the pentathlon (1965). Bud also received the school’s Bryan-Mathias' “Iron Man" Award, given to the team member who scores the must points in competition in 1965, 1966 and 1967.  He was captain of the team in 1967 and was awarded the Jake Gimbel Award by the Stanford Athletic Department for excellence in attitude.

            Bud competed in three NCAA Track Championships and placed fifth in the 440-yard relay in 1965, fifth in the long jump in 1966, and fifth in the 440-yard relay in 1966. After placing first in the long jump in the Pac-8 Championship in 1967, Bud was ranked second among NCAA competitors that year. After placing second in the qualifying round, an injury prevented him from getting a mark in the final. His best times/marks are the following: 14 1 for the high hurdles, 52.4 for the 440 yard hurdles, 25' 2" in the long jump, 6’ 6” for the high jump, 9.6 in the 100, and 21.4 (relay split) in the 220. Bud was the alternate on Stanford's world record 440-yard relay team (39.7) in 1965 and anchored the team in the NCAA final that year.  In the winter of 1967, Track& Field News ranked Bud fourth in the prospective competition to represent the United States in the decathlon at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

            After Stanford, Bud attended the University of Washington School of Law and regularly worked out with the track team. He also joined the U.S. Army as a reserve officer. He received his J.D. degree in 1970 and an LL.M. (Law and Marine Affairs) in 1971. By then, he decided participation in world class track & field was no longer possible.  After serving for one year as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington, Bud was hired as a Staff Counsel for the Subcommittee on Oceanography of the United States Senate's Committee on Commerce, of which the Chainman was Senator Warren C. Magnuson (D-Washington). From 1972 until 1977, he handled between 10-15 new laws for the Committee each year in the following areas: marine fisheries, coastal zone management, ocean policy and science, the U.S. Coast Guard, the merchant marine, oil pollution prevention and liability, vessel safety. and international law of the sea.  Bud was also principally responsible for drafting the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act which extended U.S. fisheries jurisdiction to 200 miles. In 1977, he was named the Committees General Counsel

            In 1977, Bud also worked on the legislation that became the 1978 Amateur Sports Act, which resolved a long-simmering dispute between the NCAA and the AAU over the sanctioning of events and provided the basis for amateur competition and U.S. Olympic participation. He organized hearings, met and negotiated with representatives of the NCAA, the AAU, the U.S. Olympic Committee, and individual athletes, and drafted proposed legislation.

            In 1978, Bud joined the Administration of President Jimmy Carter as the Deputy Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a position requiring Senate confirmation. NOAA at the time had 15,000 employees and a budget of $1 billions and Bid was responsible for day-to-day management of the oceans programs at the agency. One of his official tasks included dedicating the South Slough in Coos Bay as part of the National Estuarine Sanctuary system. Bud remained in that position, and served for six months as Acting Administrator of NOAA, until the summer of 1981.

            After leaving the government, Bud joined the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Washington. D.C and then moved to the San Francisco. California office in 1996. His current practice involves litigation with respect to the environment, maritime matters, and medical and business disputes. Bud represented the Clausen Oyster Company of North Bend in the successful recovery of oil pollution damages from the owners of the NEW CARISSA which grounded off Coos Bay in 1999.

            Bud resides in Redwood City, California with his wife of 38 years, Cynthia, a medical researcher in Stanford University.  Their oldest son, Nick and his wife, Diana work in the internet industry and live in San Francisco; their daughter, Faye manages a nonprofit entity, attends the UCLA Anderson School of Business, and lives with her husband, Vincent in Santa Monica: and their youngest son. Rob is completing his journalism degree at Cal State-Lung Beach.  They have one grandson, Sidney who is one year old, the gift of Nick and Diana.