FOUR-TIME COACH OF THE YEAR
La Grande swim coach David Deming, left, and Brenton Dowdy celebrate the boys' fourth straight swim title. Deming was selected 3A boys coach of the year by his peers. Deming was honored for the fourth year in a row. "The true honor lies in having such wonderful young men and women to coach," Deming says. "Without the great group of kids that I coach, these awards would mean little, not to mention the fact that I may not have even received them. Coaches are often rewarded for their team's success. In this case, the boys and girls have been very successful both in district swimming and at the state level."