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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.

Gary “Big Dad” Rasmussen

Gary was born October 1, 1936 in Libby, Montana; Gary was the son of Sigvard and Ora Rasmussen.  He peacefully passed away in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho at age 75 on July 9, 2012.

Gary attended Libby schools, graduating from Libby High School in 1954.  He excelled in Football during his years in high school, earning a selection to the Montana East-West Shrine all-star game.  He then briefly attended Montana State University and Washington State University; was employed as a draftsman by Boeing in Seattle. He proudly served in the United States Army including active duty overseas in Korea; worked as a draftsman for the United States Forest Service in Libby before finally completing his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education at Eastern Washington State College in 1964.  Gary also earned a Masters Degree in Education from Whitworth College in 1975.

Gary loved life and greatly enjoyed his family and friends.  He was very active in many diverse roles throughout his community and made a huge impact on the lives of the many generations of kids that he taught and coached.

He primarily taught Algebra and Drivers Education; coached various levels of Football, Track, and Basketball and even served as a Drill Team instructor during his lengthy 32-year career as an educator within the Clark Fork and Coeur d’Alene School Districts.  In the 1980’s, under Coach Rasmussen, the Coeur d’Alene track teams won seven regional championships and twice placed runner-up at the state track meet.  As the longtime Fundraising Chairman for the Viking Booster Club, Gary was passionate about and worked tirelessly to bring the community to enrich the experiences and advance the opportunities of Viking student-athletes and coaches.  For these accomplishments and his long-time service, Gary received the District 1 Distinguished Service Award from the Idaho High School Activities Association following his retirement in 1996. Gary was also one of the founding board members of the Coeur d’Alene Junior Tackle Football Association.

Gary is survived by his wife Lois, three sons Rick, Steve and Bryan and two granddaughters Chelsey and Kylie.

Jeff Robinson

A Vandal defensive machine, Jeff Robinson was a sack artist for the football team from 1989-92. He brought down opposing quarterbacks 57.5 times in his career, which is the best in Idaho history and nearly 20 better than the next best mark. For his career, he made 90 tackles for loss, which ranks second in Idaho history, and he tallied 277 total tackles. He was a two-time Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year and three-time All-Big Sky selection. After Robinson collected 20 sacks in 1991 – an Idaho record, he was chosen to three All-America teams. He gained even more recognition in 1992, after he tallied 13.5 sacks, which led to five publications declaring him a first-team All-American. He was also a third-team All-American in 1990. Robinson was voted as the team’s Most Valuable Defensive Player three years in a row from 1990-92. The Denver Broncos picked him in the fourth round of the 1993 NFL Draft to begin a 16-year NFL career, including a Super Bowl championship with St. Louis.

Don Rinaldi

Donnie was born on September 27, 1930 in Kellogg, Idaho to Mayo and Ann (Deluca) Rinaldi.  He grew up in Kellogg graduating from Kellogg High School in 1948.  During his high school career, Don was a 3 sport letterman in Football, Basketball and Track.  Upon high school graduation, Don attended North Idaho College of Education for 3 years.  In college, Donnie was a member of the basketball team that played in the 1950 NAIB Regional Basketball tournament.

On September 22, 1951, Donnie married Rose Mary Visintainer in Wallace, Idaho.

In 1954 Don joined the US Army and ended his time with the Army as a Gunnery Sergeant stationed at Hanford Nuclear Site.  Donnie was honorably discharged in 1956 and returned to Kellogg where he and Rose settled to raise their family.

Donnie began refereeing high school football and basketball in 1952.  Once he returned to refereeing after his stint with Uncle Sam, he realized he liked watching football too much to be an effective official. He stopped officiating football and focused on basketball at both high school and collegiate levels.

Donnie continued to referee through the 1976-1977 season.  He worked 19 straight State Tournaments from A-1 through A-4.  Donnie also refereed basketball games for North Idaho College and the Big Sky conference along with freshman games for the PAC-10.  He was the commissioner of the North Idaho Officials for 3 years from 1974-1077.  As commissioner he assigned officials for district sports programs.

Upon retirement from officiating, Donnie became a member of the Idaho High School Activities Association District 1 Board of Control from 1975 to 1977.  In 1989 Donnie retired from Hoffman Mechanical Company where he had been employed as a Mechanical Superintendent for construction of fresh water and waste water treatment facilities throughout the northwest US & Alaska.

Upon retirement Don and Rose moved up the Coeur d’Alene River to their beloved home on Whitetail Loop near Prichard, Idaho.

Don and Rose are the proud parents of 5 children.  They have 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Michael Ryan

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Dale Rullman

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