Howart Davis

Howard Davis played third base for numerous local teams and coached several sports at the junior high level. Born March 28, 1926, in Oso, he graduated from Arlington High School in 1944 and graduated from Pacific Lutheran College in 1949.

Davis played three years in high school, one in college and one year at Fort Ord on the Regiment Team, to go with one season with Mt. Vernon, one spring with the old Seattle Rainiers and one with a team in Vancouver, Canada. He played in the Valley League in Puyallup in 1948-49, Mineral in 1950, Spanaway in 1953 and City League. He also played for Woodworth in 1953-57 and the Renderers in 1958-59.

Davis' coaching career included a stint as an assistant at PLC in 1948. He went on to coach two years at Stewart Junior High and taught for eight years at Illahee Junior High. At Illahee, Davis was a steady fixture as assistant coach in both football and baseball. He also spent 12 years as a wrestling coach and was a football head coach for 10 years at the junior high level.