Steve Hudson

Steve, a Coeur d’Alene native, has officiated basketball and football at the high school and college level for approximately 30 years. He has been a back judge in football for the Pac-12 Conference since 1999.

At the high school level, Steve has officiated for 30 years and has worked 26 Idaho state championship games in different classifications. He also has officiated in 10 state championship football contests.

Steve leads the Pac12 in football seniority as he just finished his 20th season. During that span, he has worked 19 bowl assignments, including two Sugar Bowls, a Fiesta Bowl, an Orange Bowl, and a Rose Bowl. The Fiesta Bowl was a national semifinal game between Clemson and Ohio State in 2016. He also has officiated at the Pac-12 Conference championship game.

Prior to working Pac-12 games, Steve officiated in the Big Sky Conference.

He is a member of the North Idaho Official’s Association Hall of Fame

Steve is the fourth generation in his family to run Hudson’s Hamburgers in Coeur d’Alene.

Nancy Monroe

Monroe (nee Westermier) was a four-time AIAW national qualifier for the UI swim team during 1971-75, but this groundbreaking athlete nearly took a different path.

Born in Santa Barbara, Calif., Nancy competed in a variety of swim teams and meets in the area, and even set a national freestyle record at San Marcos High School. Believing that her swim career was over, she decided to attend Idaho with no intent of competing. However, UI had built a new swim complex for the men’s team in 1971 and was required to field a women’s swim team because of Title IX. Therefore, in the first year of the program, Nancy was one of four women to swim on the team and she even had to buy her own swimsuits. She qualified for and swam at the national meet that year in Cincinnati.

In the summer of 1974, Nancy married Brent Monroe and had planned to quit swimming as she was scheduled to student-teach as well. However, that fall, UI opened the door for athletic scholarships for women. She was told she could receive one of the four $175 scholarships if she participated in two sports. She jumped at the opportunity and became the first woman to receive an athletic scholarship at UI. She played volleyball helped the Vandals to a 21-4 record, which included a win over Washington State. She then competed on the swim team where she was chosen the Vandals’ Most Inspirational Swimmer (she won the award all four years she competed). She held the freestyle and butterfly school records for a number of years.

Nancy wound up playing volleyball at UI for two seasons.

After graduating, Nancy taught in high school and middle schools in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington for 38 years and coached volleyball and swimming. Nancy also taught classes as a graduate assistant at UI while she earned her Master’s degree.

Nancy was the first varsity and junior varsity volleyball coach at Kendrick High in 1977 and compiled a 110-14 record with six trips to the state tournament. She also coached track along with her husband and produced numerous state champions and team trophies.

After moving to Chelan, she coached the Chelan High volleyball team to its first two state tournament appearances in program history.  She also coached at the middle school.

Nancy is a member of the University of Idaho Hall of Fame.

Nancy and Brent have two adult children, Ryan Monroe and Erin Bryan.

Doug Riesenberg

Doug was a football, basketball and track standout at Moscow High where he graduated in 1983.

He received all-state honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman in football and helped Moscow capture the Class 2A title during his junior year. He earned all-league and all-state honors in basketball as the team’s center. He also was a three-time state champion in the discus.

Doug was heavily recruited for football out of high school and he chose the University of California to continue his football career, and to study electrical engineering and computer science. He played on the defense for three seasons before he was moved to the offensive line his final year.

The move paid dividends for Doug, who at the time was 6-foot-5 and 280 pounds. In the spring following his senior year, the New York Giants selected Doug in the sixth round of the 1987 NFL draft. He spent the next nine years with the Giants at right tackle and started every game he played in the after his rookie season, including the team’s Super Bowl victory over Buffalo in 1991. In his first two starts, he lined up across from Charles Mann and Reggie White.

He spent the first five seasons under coach Bill Parcells, who retired after the Super Bowl win.

Doug played his final season with Tampa Bay and started all 10 games he played in before a knee injury ended his career. Overall, he played in 145 games and made 132 consecutive starts.

After his retirement, he and his family lived in Ross, Calif., where he coached the offensive line at Redwood High in Larkspur, Cal. He also served as offensive coordinator for the team in 2000 when it won the league title.

The family then moved to Corvallis, Ore., so Doug could complete his undergraduate degree. Doug attended Oregon State University and completed his engineering and educational studies in 2005.  Doug also coached four years at Corvallis High.

After earning his degree, Doug taught math in Lebanon, Ore., for two years and served as offensive line coach at Philomath High School. He then joined the Crescent Valley High staff in Corvallis, where he teacher Geometry and Algebra 1 mainly to 9th and 10th graders. He also has coached the offensive line at Crescent High for nearly a decade.

Chris Tormey

Chris made his mark at the University of Idaho when he coached the Vandal football team to its first bowl game victory at the IA-level.

Chris was UI’s coach during 1995-99 and compiled a 32-23 record during his five years, including an 18-11 league mark. He was 6-5 his first year, which was then UI’s final year in I-AA and helped the team make the transition to the Big West Conference.

His best year came in 1998 when he led the Vandals to the Big West Title and a 9-3 record. The season was highlighted by UI’s 42-35 win over Southern Mississippi in the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise. Southern Miss entered the game as a 16-point favorite. The team also defeated Boise State 42-35 in overtime, which remains UI’s last win over the Broncos in football.  Chris was named the Big West Coach of the Year that season.

The following season, Idaho went 7-4 and defeated Washington State 28-17 for the program’s first victory over the Cougars in 34 years.

Born in Nebraska, Chris moved to Spokane at an early age and played his high school ball at Gonzaga Prep. He then attended UI to play football and had an outstanding sophomore season in 1974 but he suffered a knee injury in the final game. He eventually had surgery and missed the 1975 season.

Chris bounced back in 1976 and was an all-Big Sky performer at defensive end and was named the team’s outstanding defensive player. He moved to outside linebacker in 1977 and again earned all-Big Sky honors.

After a brief training camp experience with the Washington Redskins, Chris started his coaching career at Gonzaga Prep and then was a graduate assistant at the University of Washington. When Dennis Erickson was named UI’s coach in 1982, he hired Chris as his defensive line coach.

Chris spent two years with Erickson and then returned to UW for 11 seasons, coaching tight ends, linebackers and the secondary, and serving as defensive coordinator for the final season.

Chris returned to Moscow to coach the Vandals for five seasons, and then was named head coach at Nevada, where he was head coach for four years. Chris then served as an assistant at Washington for five seasons and then two years at Hawaii. In 2011, he was linebackers coach at Washington State, and then served as defensive coordinator at Wyoming for two seasons. He spent 2015 with Montreal of the CFL and then three years as linebackers coach with the BC Lions.

Bob McCray

Bob McCray knew from a young age that he wanted to teach and coach, and he has lived his dream for over forty years.

He graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1963, and went on to receive his undergraduate degrees in History and PE/Science from the College of Education at the University of Idaho, his Master of Science in Anatomy and Physiology of Exercise from the University of Hawaii, and his Masters in School Counseling and Applied from Eastern Washington University.

While at the U of I, he competed in Football and Wrestling. He was an honorable mention Offensive Guard in very program that produced several athletes who would go on to play in the NFL, including Ron Porter and John Fouria.

His coaching career began in 1967 at Orting High School in Washington, coaching Football, Wrestling, and Track. The football and track teams were State B Champions, and the Wrestling team was a 2nd place finisher.

The next year he took a two year graduate assistant position with Coach Dave Holmes at the University of Hawaii, as a linebackers and special teams coach.

Upon completing his Master’s Degree at Hawaii, he moved with his new wife, Tessa, to Pasco Washington where he was an assistant football coach, and head track coach at Columbia Basin College. The football team was Co-Champs in ’70 and ’71, and in 1972 he took over as Head Football coach. The team was 10-1 the next season, and sixteen of his players went on to play D1 football from that team. Seven of his track athletes went on to compete at major schools.

His success at Columbia Basin drew the attention of the University of New Mexico where he coached the O line and special teams from ’73-’77. During his time there the Lobos went 19-25-1, and he and Tessa had their daughter Amy.

He caught the eye of University of Oregon’s new head coach, Rich Brooks, who brought him in to coach the offensive line, and during his tenure there coached several future NFL players including eventual Hall of Famer, Gary Zimmerman the outstanding guard for the Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos. Daughter Kelly was born in Eugene.

With a desire to return to Spokane and raise a family, McCray took a position as the Offensive Coordinator at Spokane Falls Community College under Bob Everson. He went on to coach Quarterbacks at SFCC as the Spartans produced for NWAACC championships and dominated this level of football during that period.

When Spokane Falls dropped their football program in 1990 McCray returned to the High School ranks, becoming a counselor and assistant football coach at Mead High School with Mike McLaughlin. He also coached softball and won two GSL titles in that sport. In 1977 he took over as Head football coach and led his teams to the State playoffs every year until he retired in 2002 with a record of 24-14. Not ready to step away from the sidelines completely, he assisted John Barrington with softball until he retired fully from Mead High school in 2007.

He is thankful for all of the mentors he had on his journey and the fine young men & women he had the privilege of coaching. He’s been happily married to the love of his life, Tessa for 47 years, and enjoys painting, sculpting and spending time with his grandchildren in his retirement.

Bob Squires

Robert (Bob) Squires was a high school coach and teacher in Idaho for 42 years, including the final 37 in Kamiah. He was head boy’s track coach at Kamiah for 29 year and head girl’s track coach for 16 years and his teams combined to win 37 district and regional titles, and eight state titles. His boy’s teams won five State Class A-3/2A titles, finished second three other times finished among the top four teams on 16 occasions. His girl’s teams won three state championships, had one second place finish, and captured nine district and regional titles.

While at Kamiah, Bob coaches 53 individual state champions and posted a combined 238 regular season, district, regional, and state meet victories.  Kamiah also hosted approximately 260 meets during his time at the school.

Bob was named the District II Track Coach of the Year 12 times and won the Idaho State Track Coach of the Year six times. The Idaho High School Activities Association honored him with the 1989 Distinguished Service Award and was put in the IHSAA Hall of Fame in 2004.

Bob was born July 13, 1938 in Kooskia, Idaho and attended a one-room grade school on Harris Ridge for three years. He then added Kooskia Grade School for grades 4-8 and then Clearwater Valley High School for grades 9-12. He then attended the College of Idaho and upon graduation, he started his teaching career at Clearwater Valley in 1959. Along with teaching eighth grade, he was head football coach for three years, head basketball coach for a year, and assistant basketball coach for two years.

Bob then taught sixth grade for two years in American Falls where he was an assistant football and basketball coach. He then took a job at Kamiah Middle School where he finished his career. He coaches the junior high track program for seven years, basketball for three years and football for two years. He then became the track coach at Kamiah High and coaches for 29 years. He also was an assistant football coach for 23 years and an assistant wrestling coach for three years.

Even after his retirement, Bob continues to work as a volunteer coach with the Kamiah track teams. He also helps organize and continues to announce at the home meets. He also works as one of the head field judges at the 3A, 2A, and 1A track meets.

Bob and his wife Felicia have two children, Teresa and Cynthia.

Larry Bieber

Born in Denver, Colorado in 1947, Larry was the son of a career air force officer and did lots of traveling with his parents and five brothers. When his father retired from Fairchild Air Force Base, the family stayed in Spokane Valley where Larry was educated and was a standout in baseball, basketball and tennis.  Larry graduated from West Valley High School as Student Body President in 1965. He continued playing basketball at Eastern Washington State College and graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1969 when he was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the US Army.  He served in Germany for two years where he was the physical security officer in charge of a nuclear weapons facility and later the Criminal investigations officer for the 3rd Armored Division. Once out of the military, Larry went into education. After eight years of teaching at the junior high level in Washington and Idaho where he coached football, basketball, baseball and track, he moved to Coeur d’Alene High School in 1981 where he eventually became the head coach of girls’ softball in 1993.  He then was named the head boy’s basketball coach in 1994.  Bieber guided his slow pitch softball team to the last of 13 straight championships in 1993 and then the state switched to fast pitch in 1994.  Larry guided the Coeur d’Alene Vikings to 19 state tournaments in his 21 years, winning 5 state championships and 8 runners up.  As the heads boy’s basketball coach and the head girls softball coach, Larry led both teams to the state championships in the same season in 1998.  And though this was one of the best times ever, he credits winning the very first boy’s basketball game between Lake City and Coeur d’Alene as one of his proudest moments. His record in softball was 465-153 in fast pitch and 483-155 over-all.  Retiring after the 2015season, he just couldn’t stay away so he is helping the new head coach Darren Taylor this season.  “Biebs” and his beautiful wife Eileen live across the street from the softball field and Coeur d’Alene High School and will always be “Viks Forever”

Marvin Washington

A solid Vandal defender in more sports than one, Marvin Washington was a standout defensive end for the Vandal football team and a good rebounder for the basketball squad from 1987-88. In 1988, Washington sacked opposing quarterbacks a then-school-record 14.5 times for 83 yards lost. He earned First Team All-Big Sky honors and Third Team All-America honors after helping lead the Vandals to a 9-1 regular season record, a Big Sky title and a semifinal appearance at the NCAA D-1AA playoffs. Washington was chosen by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 1989 NFL Draft and he played for 11 seasons with three different teams, compiling 40.5 career sacks and one interception.

Sally Greene

Sally Greene graduated from Lewiston High School in 1975 and the University of Idaho in 1979. She participated in basketball and tennis at both schools during the early years of Title IX.  She began her teaching and coaching career at Grangeville High School from 1981-86, coaching basketball and tennis.  Her basketball teams compiled a record of 78-33 and she coached several state champions in tennis and was named Idaho Tennis Coach of the Year for Class B in 1984.

After leaving Grangeville to attend graduate school at the University of Idaho, Greene was hired at Moscow High School in 1988. Over the years she coached tennis, softball, and golf but she is best known for her success in girls’ basketball, where her teams won state championship four out of five years in the 1990’s. During that time, Moscow dominated Intermountain League play, winning 45 consecutive league games and five league championships.  Greene’s teams won three consecutive A-2 state championships in 1992 (22-3), 1993 (23-1), and 1994 (23-2), and narrowly missed a fourth championship in 1995, (finishing 4th after losing to eventual champion Shelley in the final seconds during the first round).  Moscow won their fourth title in five years in 1996 (23-1). Greene retired from coaching in 1996 to pursue a career in administration.  Her career basketball coaching record is 239-90, a winning percentage of 72.6 percent.

With her teams, Greene stressed the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, effort, respect for the game, and above all, having fun. She coached many players who went on to play Division I College basketball including one All-American (Heather Owen). Greene served on the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association’s High School All-American Selection Committee from 1994-96. She is very honored by her selection to the Hall of Fame and would like to thank all of her former athletes and assistant coaches for sharing the journey.

Robert (Marz) Marzulli

Marz was born November 21, 1933 to Domenick and Dorothy Rose (Horak) Marzulli in Spokane, Washington.  He passed away on November 16, 2011.

Bob grew up and attended schools at Calder, Idaho.  He graduated from St. Maries High School in 1952, where he excelled in football and baseball.  He then attended the University of Idaho fro 2 years before enrolling at Eastern Washington University.

Early in his career he went to work for the St. Maries Lumber Company and later Anderson and Vance Lumber Company in Fernwood, Idaho where he was employed for 2 years.  He worked 2 years for the Milwaukee Railroad before going to work for Edwards Lumber Mill in the Benewah Valley.  In 1970 he received his teaching certificate from the University of Idaho and went to work for the St. Maries High School District.  From 1970 to 1990 he taught Vocational Education at St. Maries High School. During his tenure he coached the High School golf team which won the State Championship in 1980.  Bob was instrumental in forming many youth programs in St. Maries.  He helped start the Little League and coached for 15 years. He formed a football program and “Marz’s Mob” a basketball program for elementary school children.

He retired from teaching in 1990 and drove school bus for another 10 years.  He continued to coach 7th and 8th grade sports.  He helped begin the Elk’s Hoop Shoot program as well as the Punt, Pass, and Kick program for area kids.

Bob liked to look at recipe books and try out recipes on his friends.  He loved to eat and if you traveled anywhere with him the highlight of the trip was eating at some great restaurants.  He had a green thumb and grew award winning roses.  Bob not only helped local kids, he donated to help kids in third world countries.  He was a Christian and practiced his religion.  He spent some time every day praying.  Bob was a 50 plus year member and three time Exulted Ruler of the St. Maries Elks Lodge #1418.  He served as Elk’s District Deputy and was awarded State of Idaho “Elk of the Year” in the late 1990’s. Bob was a member of St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church of St. Maries, Idaho.