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Duane Hartman

Duane Hartman

Community Colleges of Spokane
Class of 2003

Duane Hartman graduated from Bellarmine Prep High School in Tacoma as a multisport standout. He continued has higher education at Eastern Washington University where he was a four-year track letterman and a competitive weight lifter.

Duane began his outstanding teaching and coaching career at Mead High School where he was head cross country and track and field coach and led his teams to many district and state championships.

In 1978 Coach Hartman became head men’s cross country coach at Spokane Community College and later added track and field to his duties. His 1979 men’s cross country team and six consecutive track and field teams (1983-1988) all won NWAACC championship titles. Hartman also coached women’s cross country and track and field. His 1983 cross country team captured the NWAACC championship. His coaching career included 16 second place winners. He was named NWAACC Coach of the Year ten times.

Duane was a track and field official for the National Junior Olympics, Olympic Trials, World University Games, and the 1966 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a member of the Washington State High School Coaches Hall of Fame and was a 25-Year Service Award winner from the Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame. Duane was inducted into the CCS Hall of Fame in 2001 and became a member of the NWAACC Hall of Fame in 2003.

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