Rogers HS (Spokane)
Hall of Fame Class of 1995
Tracy Walters coached at John R. Rogers High School in Spokane for ten years. In his time as the head coach of the Pirates, his teams won seven city league championships. Although his coaching career was relatively short, he has contributed much to the sport of track and field in the State of Washington and the Spokane area. He is well known for coaching track legend Jerry Lindgren, helping to mold him into a world class athlete while in high school. He coached seven other individual state champions and advised numerous other standout athletes in the Spokane area. Coach Walters spent a year at San Jose State, where he helped develop Lee Evans. Coach Walters advised Don Kardong during his Olympic period as a world class athlete. He started a summer track camp that ran for years and served many young prep athletes and helped to promote the sport of track and field. Many know him as the announcer of the Seattle Indoor meet, the Idaho Invitational and Bloomsday. Tracy came out of retirement to volunteer as an assistant coach for the North Central Indians who were coached by his son Kelly Walters. During that time, NC won multiple state 3A titles and produced a number of state champions and individual state placers.