Highland HS, West Valley HS (Yakima), Yakima Valley College
Hall of Fame Class of 2003
For over forty years, Chuck Millard coached the sport of Track and Field. He started his career as an assistant coach in 1954 at Highland High School and ended his career an assistant coach in 1994 at Eisenhower High School. In between, he spent 25 years as the head coach of West Valley High School and three years as an assistant coach at Yakima Valley Community College. Five times his Ram Teams won the Mid-Valley League title. His teams produced three individual state champions and numerous state placers, district champions and district placers. West Valley compiled a 75 – 43 dual meet record while he was the head coach. In 1960, Chuck started the cross country program at West Valley High School and helped organize the sport across eastern Washington. He is already a member of the Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame.
Chuck’s involvement with the sport of Track and Field does not end with coaching. He has been instrumental in the promotion of the sport in many ways since leaving coaching. He has been the meet director of the West Valley Invite since 1958. Since 1995, he has been the head starter at countless meets and has been a member of the Pasco Invitational games committee. He served as the meet referee for the State A/B meet from 1987 to 1994. His love for the sport has been passed down to his son Gary who is the head coach at Eastmont High School in Wenatchee.
Chuck has had such a huge impact on the sport of Track and Field, especially in eastern Washington, it is easy to understand why he would be welcomed into the Hall of Fame. He has given to the sport and continues to give to this day.