Joe Huston Award Winners

In 1972, the Lewis & Clark College Athletic Department introduced a new award to acknowledge the top athlete at the institution. The Joe Huston Athlete of the Year has been given to at least one Lewis & Clark student-athlete every year. In the late nineties, the criteria for the award changed slightly and has been given to the top male student-athlete every year since1998 with the top female athlete being named the Lois Smithwick Athlete of the Year .

Joe Huston, the namesake of this award, was known as one of Oregon's "real gentlemen of athletics." Joe served Lewis & Clark College from 1947-72 in many capacities, including associate professor of health and physical aducation, head football coach, dean of men, and athletic director.

During Joe's 17 years as head football coach, the Pioneer football program compiled a record of 100-52-7, winning six Conference championships. His teams twice went undefeated and had only five losing seasons.
 
1971-72
Larry Bowe 
1978-79
Tim Hurley 
 1985-86
Dave Avery

 

1992-93
Kathy Gibson
Derek Foster

 

 1999-2000
Chris Mayer 
2006-07
Thomas Tillery
 1972-73
Donn Pollard
 1979-80
Dan Jones
 1986-87
Teresa Locke

 

 1993-94
Kathy Gibson
Derek Foster
Staci Panike

 

  2000-01
Scott Davis
2007-08
Tucker Laurence  
 1973-74
Toby Daniels
 1980-81
Dan Jones
 1987-88
Kari Larsen

 

 1994-95
Dinari Foreman
Stephanie Tonin

 

2001-02
Scott Davis 

 2008-09

Josh Kollasch

 1974-75
Jerry Warren
 1981-82
Alicia Provost
 1988-89
Kari Larsen

 

 1995-96
 Michelle Gray
 Jim Roofener

 

 2002-03
Kristofer Speier
 
 1975-76
Scott Burkhart
  1982-83
Esme Jensen
1989-90
Kathy Copple
Mike Fanger

 

1996-97
Misty Fillbach
Brooks Meek

 

 2003-04
John Mietus
 
 1976-77
Scott McCord
 1983-84
 Mike Thompson
 1990-91
Joelle Beck
Dan Ruhl

 

 1997-98
Jesse Ortiz

 

2004-05

Jarrod Murrieta

 

 

 

1977-78
Dave Short
 1984-85
Bill Olds
1991-92
Penny Foos
Dan Ruhl
1998-99
Aaron Schmidt
 2005-06
Ryan Wells