Former Big Bend coach Graves, wrestler Lane to be inducted into NWAC HOF

Three men and one team with area ties have been selected for induction in the 2018 Class of the Northwest Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.

Larry Beatty, former Community Colleges of Spokane men’s and women’s cross country and track and field coach, and Vince Hawkins, a football standout at Spokane Falls CC, will be joined in the individual category by former Gonzaga University women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves, who is being honored for his success at Big Bend Community College.

The 1999 CCS men’s track and field team will also be inducted during ceremonies May 31, 2018, at the Red Lion Hotel in Pasco.

Other individuals are Cheryl Holden (coach, women’s basketball, Columbia Basin) and Jon Lane (wrestler, Big Bend). Rick Baumann, former baseball coach and athletic director at Treasure Valley, will receive the NWAC Outstanding Service Award.

The complete story from the Spokesman-Review here.

Former Big Bend basketball coach Kelly Graves and former wrestler and current BBCC Trustee Jon Lane to be inducted into the Northwest Athletic Conference Hall of Fame May 31st.
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