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Federal Way Athletic Hall of Fame inducts five

The five members of the Class of 2011 to be inducted into the Federal Way Athletic Hall of Fame are, from left to right, Greg Stock, Steve Shireman, Jim Shireman, Gil Juvinall and Terry O
The five members of the Class of 2011 to be inducted into the Federal Way Athletic Hall of Fame are, from left to right, Greg Stock, Steve Shireman, Jim Shireman, Gil Juvinall and Terry O'Donnell. They were honored at Decatur High School Tuesday night.
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The Federal Way Public Schools inducted its third class into the district's Athletic Hall of Fame Tuesday night. The five-member Class of 2011 was honored at halftime of a boys basketball game between the Decatur Gators and Lakes Lancers.

The 2010 Federal Way Hall of Fame class included Gil Juvinall, Greg Stock, Terry O'Donnell, Steve Shireman and Jim Shireman.

The ceremony honored the five individuals who had a major impact on the district’s athletic programs.

Juvinall graduated from Grandview High School in 1949. He began his teaching and coaching career in Toppenish in 1955 after graduating from Central Washington. Juvinall and his family moved to Federal Way in 1963 and he started teaching at Mirror Lake Elementary and then moved to Federal Way High School the following year. He coached football, basketball and baseball. He later moved to Illahee before retiring in 1995.

Stock grew up in Port Orchard before attending Washington State University, where he graduated in 1971. He coached wrestling, baseball and track at Totem and Illahee junior highs for many years before retiring from coaching in 2003.

O'Donnell grew up in West Seattle and attended Seattle University. He began coaching at Federal Way Junior High in 1957, where he coached baseball. O'Donnell moved to Lakota when it opened up and he coached baseball and basketball at the school. He then moved to Thomas Jefferson in 1968, where he coached golf, track and baseball, and then ended his career at Decatur from 1977-92.

The Shireman brothers both graduated from Sumner High School.

Steve Shireman began his 40-year teaching career at Lakota Junior High and completed it at Todd Beamer High School. Steve Shireman coached for 33 years and his track teams took 13 district titles. He also coached basketball and volleyball. Steve Shireman's son, Mike, replaced him at Lakota.

Jim Shireman graduated from Sumner in 1961 and began teaching at Sacajawea Junior High, where he coached football. He moved to Illahee in 1973 and he coached football for 20 years and track for 18. In 1993, he transferred to Saghalie Junior High, where he coached track and football. In 1998, Jim Shireman joined the Federal Way school district's information technology department, where he worked for nine years until his retirement in 2007.

The Federal Way Public Schools established the Athletic Hall of Fame to honor past employees who have made a major impact on the district’s athletic programs. The 2010 honorees all have served in the district for over 20 years and have distinguished teaching and coaching careers.

Nominees to the Hall of Fame are evaluated based on the following criteria: The nominee has served the district for a minimum of 10 years, has been retired for at least five years or deceased, and has made a significant impact on an athletic program in the school district.

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