Gene Horan

Gene managed and played fastpitch for 20+ years from the mid fifties through the seventies. He managed teams for Puget Sound Bank for a number of years and then the Cloverleaf tavern. Puget Sound and Coverleaf had a number of good years and many of his players went on to play for teams at higher levels. Gene was primarily a catcher and also played some 3rd and 1st base. He was a good solid hitter. Gene was a tough competitor and also was a very good sportsman and was a credit to the game.

Two of Horan's teams won city league fastpitch titles, and one of them placed second in the regional fastpitch tournament. His teams also won a number of Class A fastpitch invitational tournaments.

Horan, born Feb. 21, 1936 in Brooklyn, N.Y., graduated from high school in Nurnberg, Germany in 1954. He came back stateside and attended Saint Martin's College, where he had a baseball scholarship, and he graduated from the Lacey school in 1958. Horan got into the banking business and is now retired after working for Puget Sound National Bank and Columbia State Bank.