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.
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 Career:
1967-1972 Merrill Lynch, New York
1972-1977 Merrill Lynch. Los Angeles.
Vice President of Institutional Salv,
1977-1980 INSIDE SPORT MAGAZINE
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
provide self-sufficiency for the Coquille Indian Tribe.
Develop Heritage Place Assisted Living Facility
Develop The Mill Casino. buffet, restaurant.
lounge. convention center. and live
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
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.
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
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.
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 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
College Scholarships Offered:
Full Rides: Oregon State, Washington State, University of
Nevada Reno, Rice, Iowa, UNLV
Rides: Kansas, University of Washington, University of
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
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
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
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
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
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 schools 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.