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John Speasl

John Speasl

SW Oregon Community College
Class of 2011

John started at Southwestern Oregon CC 38 years ago as a health and physical education instructor. He coached wrestling from 1973-77 and 1979-87. John was also the head volleyball coach from 1979-2010. In 1986, he became SWOCC’s athletic director. In 1980 and 1981, John was named OCCAA Wrestling Coach of the Year. He was also named the NJCAA Jr. Pan American Coach in 1984, and NWAACC Regional Coach of the year in 1985, 1990 and 2005. In 1996, John was presented with the Dutch Triebwasser Award, given to the NWAACC’s most outstanding administrator. In the fall of 2010, Southwestern Oregon’s home court for basketball, volleyball, and wrestling were named in his honor.

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