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August 6th, 2020
Legacy of love for the game: Coach Anderson
Loren “Coach” Anderson of Anacortes passed away Sunday, August 2 at the age of 84. What a legacy he left behind! Anderson discovered sports early in life and excelled at several including baseball and basketball, which he played at Seattle Pacific College (he graduated with 13 scoring records). Just out of college, coach/mentor Les Habegger suggested Anderson consider teaching and coaching. He took that counsel, a decision that led to years of high school basketball coaching including a record-setting stint at Anacortes High School. Fans of the coach, lovers of the game will want to spend some time reading the attached article and stats.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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