Gerarld Redburg

Gerald played high school basketball and tennis, coached high school basketball and tennis, but umpired softball and slow pitch for 19 years. Redburg had much success in everything athletically and taught and coached 32 years at Curtis High School after two years at North Thurston. He retired in 1993 but not before compiling these lofty credentials.

At Yelm High School he was a two-year starter in basketball and his teams won league honors and played in state championships both years. He also was a three-year letterman in tennis. After graduation from Pacific Lutheran, his tennis and basketball coaching years at Curtis resulted in several state championship appearances, highlighted in 1971 with an undefeated 26–0 hoop season and the state’s AA title. Among his umpiring assignments he worked youth leagues to high school and college games, regularly doing PLU and UPS games. He umpired at American Legion State Tournaments and at the Northwest Regional Fastpitch Championships at Sick’s Seattle Stadium. Gerry was elected to the board of the Western Washington Umpires Association prior to his retirement.