Five former high school coaches will be cited with Distinguished High School Coaching Awards from the Utah chapter of the Old Time Athlete Association at a banquet ceremony Thursday, May 30, at the Red Lion Hotel in Salt Lake City.
The honorees include Jim Hill, Jack Kobe, Cluff Snow, Mack Wilkey and the late Allan Davis.Hill coached primarily at Granite High School in Salt Lake, where his 1962 baseball team won the state championship. Kobe split his coaching years between schools in Utah and Idaho. He coached track and basketball at Green River High and swimming at Carbon High. In Idaho, his 1958 baseball team at Notre Dame High in Pocatello won the state championship.
Snow also coached in both Idaho and Utah. At Ogden High he coached two state swimming championships. Wiley coached basketball for 19 years at North Sanpete High School in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. He was Utah's Coach of the Year in 1969, when North Sanpete won the state championship. Other Mackey teams finished second, third, fourth and sixth in state.
Davis, who died in 1979, coached for 16 seasons at Murray High, where he started the wrestling program and also coached football and track. His 1954 Murray football team won the state Class B championship and in 1955, when Murray was promoted to Class A, Davis coached the Spartans to the finals before losing to East High. At Orem High in 1963 and 1964, Davis coached two state championship wrestling teams.
The May 30 banquet is open to the public. Cost is $15 per person and reservations can be made with Old Time Athletes Assn. secretary-treasurer Larry Palmer at 484-0666.