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Lloyd Pugh

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Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Lloyd Pugh began his life long experience with track and field at Mt. Si High School, placing fifth in the 1954 state meet in the mile. Upon graduation, he competed as a distance runner at Seattle Pacific University from 1955 – 1958, placing 5th at the National NAIA meet in the 1500m and 5th in the 3000m steeplechase. He credits his interest in coaching as having come from his college coach, Ken Foreman. Lloyd began his coaching career at Marcus Whitman Junior High School in the South Kitsap school district where he managed and directed the Marcus Whitman Relays. In 1962, he began coaching at South Kitsap High School serving as the head coach for twenty-eight seasons until 1989. In 1969, he created and directed the South Kitsap Invitational. In 1990, along with his wife, Mary, Lloyd managed and coached the South Kitsap Track & Field Club, serving 20 years. The club team evolved into the Jaguar Club which has provided age-group competition opportunities for more than 285 youngsters from more than 150 families. During that time, he helped create and manage the Jaguar Invitational. In 1998, he came out of retirement and served as the head coach of Bremerton High School until 2010. It was in 1999 that he began the Bremerton Relay Classic. In the 2011, Lloyd spent one season coaching at Olympic College.

Lloyd was an instrumental member of the group of coaches that reorganized the WSTFCA. He worked with the Washington Cultural Exchange escorting teams to Hong Kong and China five different times. He served as the head javelin judge at the State Championship Star Track Meet from 1990 – 1995. He served as the head javelin judge at the Region 13 USATF Meet and as the head shot put judge at the National Championship meet at UW. He was an innovator as a meet manager offering events like the Steeplechase and the Hammer long before they began to find a place in our sport today.