Larry Messick, Shoshone
Larry Messick spent thirty-eight of his forty years in education at Shoshone High School. After two years teaching and coaching at Dietrich High School, Larry moved to Shoshone High School in 1975. He was the head football coach for four years, the head volleyball coach for thirty-one years and the head boys basketball coach for thirty-eight years. In addition he served as the Shoshone athletic director for twenty-five years. Over the course of his career, he took a team to the state tournament an astounding thirty-nine times and won six state titles. A tireless educator, Larry was involved in numerous professional organizations including the District IV Board of Control, the 4th District Coaches Association, the IAAA and the Idaho State Coaches Association. Larry received the IHSAA Wes Lowe Memorial Award in 2006 and the District IV Distinguished Service Award in 2009.
Doug Standlee, Boise
In his fifty plus years in education, Doug Standlee has impacted literally thousands of young people across the Treasure Valley. He started his career at Boise High School in 1966 teaching social studies and coaching football and track as well as working as the athletic trainer and eventually, the athletic director. In 1980 Doug took an assistant principal’s position at Meridian High School where he stayed for four years. Doug would move to Borah High School in 1984 and would stay there serving as Borah’s principal for seventeen years. He became principal of Capital High School in 2000 and Bishop Kelly’s principal in 2003. Throughout his stellar administrative career Doug served as a mentor and role model to countless AD’s, assistant principals and principals working in our schools today. Doug was a co-founder of the Boise Relays and was instrumental in developing and growing the high school ski-racing program at Bogus Basin. Doug is perhaps best known as the manager of the IHSAA Boys Basketball tournament, a position he has held for thirty-four years and counting.
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