Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame to induct Nicholl

Former Mercer Island High School football coach Dick Nicholl will be inducted into the Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame on Friday. The ceremony will take place during a NFHF luncheon that is open to the public.

The longtime Islander coach was to be inducted last year, but schedule conflicts postponed the ceremony.

“No matter how old you get, you always appreciate being honored for what you have done,” said Nicholl, who is already a member of the Washington State Coaches Hall of Fame.

Nicholl was the Islanders’ head coach for over three decades and retired in 2007 with 177 wins, winning six league titles.

Other inductees include professional football player Norm Evans, who played for the Seahawks and Miami Dolphins, semi-pro football player Jim Padden, former college football players Rueben Mayes, of Washington State University, and Joe Steele, of the University of Washington, and University of Washington football announcer Bob Rondeau.

The luncheon will feature special guest speaker and Seattle Seahawks coach Jim Mora and will be hosted by Seahawks announcer and KIRO anchor Steve Raible.

The cost to attend the luncheon is $35 at the door, or reservations can be made by sending a $25 check to Dave Enslow at 4303 146th Place S.W., Lynnwood, Wash., 98087. The event will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Lake City Elks at 14540 Bothell Way N.E.

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