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Larry Beatty

Larry Beatty

Community Colleges of Spokane
Class of 2018

Beatty graduated from Port Angeles High School before beginning his college career at Green River Community College. His track success at GRCC was highlighted by winning the 1984 NWAACC 400m hurdle title and being named to the NWAACC Hall of Fame.

After competing for the University of Portland (BA, 1987), he helped coach track and field (TF) and cross country (XC) at Western Oregon State College (MA, 1992).

Larry accepted a XC and TF coaching job at Clark College where his teams won two men’s NWAACC TF titles. In 1996, Beatty was hired by Community Colleges of Spokane’s Athletic Director, Maury Ray, to be head coach for both the men’s and women’s XC and TF programs.

He quickly built the most powerful XC/TF program in the history of the NWAACC, winning four women’s and six men’s XC titles in nine seasons.

Beatty retired from coaching the XC programs in 2004 but continued to dominate the NWAACC TF championships. His Sasquatch TF teams won a total of 12 women’s and 13 men’s titles during his 15 seasons at the helm.

His record of 29 NWAACC Coach of the Year awards and 35 NWAACC team titles at Spokane is incredible.

Beatty retired from coaching TF in 2011 but has continued his work as a tenured physical education and health instructor at Spokane CC.

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