July 14, 2011North Bend High School
Jack Sausser was an outstanding athlete and student who graduated in 1950. As a high-jumper he was county champion in 1948,1949 and 1950, he was also District Champion in 1950 (6'0"). He was North Bend's first state champion and the only two-time champion. As a pole-vaulter he was county champion in 1949 and 1950, District champion in 1950 and won third place in state in 1950. He competed in track four years, basketball four years, and football for three years. He was captain of the track team in 1949 and 1950 and also captain of the basketball team in 1950. Jack was class president his junior year and student body president his senior year. He won the Dean Crowell memorial basketball cup and the Bryant cup for outstanding athlete his senior year. Jack attended the Oregon Institute of Technology and participated in basketball and track and field. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cal State, LA and a Masters degree from Golden State University. Both degrees were in the field of public administration. He became a licensed surveyor in Oregon and California. He served as city manager of Auburn California for many years. Jack and his wife Helen have a married daughter living in Africa.
Dennis Radford ~ Class of 1959
Dennis Radford was a 1959 graduate of North Bend High School. During his high school career he was involved in a variety of school clubs and activities. He was a member of the track team for four years and was an outstanding wrestler. Dennis was captain of the wrestling team his senior year and earned a berth to the state wrestling championships during the 1958 and 1959 seasons. In 1959 he was the District 5 champion. Dennis went on to wrestle at the University of Oregon, earning three varsity letters. After graduating from the U of O in 1965, Dennis began his teaching and coaching career in The Dalles. His career at The Dalles lasted 35 years and he was named District Coach of the Year 7 times. His 1998-99 team placed 2nd at the state tournament. He coached 14 wrestlers who went on to have outstanding careers at major colleges. He was an outstanding motivator, making a positive impact on many students. Dennis was named 3A State Coach of the Year in 1988 and was elected to the Oregon chapter of the U.S. National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2000. Dennis and his wife Anne have three children. He has recently retired from teaching and coaching, residing in The Dalles.
Dale Stebbins ~ Class of 1961
Dale Stebbins was a 1961 graduate of North Bend High School. He lettered in baseball, football and basketball plus played 4 years of American Legion baseball. Dale graduated from Pacific University in 1965 where he was a 4-year baseball letterman. During these times, he also played 10 years of semi-pro baseball around the state, including the Coos Bay-North Bend Lumberjacks. Upon graduating from college, Dale began an outstanding teaching and coaching career. He taught health and physical education, and was assistant baseball and football coach at Gresham High School for 3 years, then taught and coached at Sam Barlow High School for 8 years. For 23 years (1977-1999), he taught health and physical education and coached at Mt. Hood Community College. As the head baseball coach he received much recognition, which included 540 wins, 18 years in playoff competition, 8 Southern Division championships and 8 Coach of the Year Awards. Through his guidance he was instrumental in getting 137 of his players to compete at a 4-year college, plus 33 players signed professional contracts. Dale has coached summer baseball, hosted major league tryout camps and has been a frequent speaker at baseball clinics and camps. Dale was inducted into the NAIA District II Hall of Fame in 1977 and the Oregon High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2000.
Kelly Mallory-Johnson was an outstanding three-sport athlete at North Bend High School from 1978 to 1981. In track she qualified for district all four years and for state three years. Her sophomore year she broke the school record in long jump at a dual meet jumping 17'2". Her junior year the volleyball team placed 2nd in district and advanced to a state playoff game for the first time. As a senior she was chosen first team all league for volleyball, selected to the all-state team and shared outstanding volleyball honors. She was also league honorable mention for basketball and received the outstanding female track member award. That year, the girls track team were Coos County Champions for the first time ever for North Bend. Kelly received the Julia Stoffer Memorial Award for outstanding senior female athlete. She still holds the following school records: Long jump at 17' 8 1/2"; 400m at 58.0; and as a member of the 1600m relay at 4:01. After attending college for two years at the U. of O., she transferred to Portland State graduating in 1985 with a degree in geography. Kelly has run numerous 10K events throughout the state and has participated in the Hood to Coast run several times. In 1977 and again in 2006, she ran the Portland Marathon. She has been a SMART volunteer for four years. She is currently a Sr. Legal Assistant with Liberty Mutual Insurance in Eugene and lives in Coburg with her husband, Marty and their two children Mollie and Jordan.
Mary Hunter-Dickey ~ Class of 1995
Mary Hunter-Dickey was a 1995 graduate of North Bend High School and a 1993 State Champion high jumper with a height of 5'6". She also had an outstanding basketball career while attending and playing for North Bend High School. After graduation, Mary attended Utah Valley State College, graduating in 1997. During her college athletic career, she was named Scholar Athlete of the month for December 1996 and 1997. While at the Utah Valley State College, Mary was selected to the Grossmont College Invitational All-Tournament Team for 1995 and 1996, UVSC 1996 Rotary Shootout All-Tournament Team in 1996, Scenic West Athletic Conference (Region XVIII) All-Tournament Team in 1997, Basketball team co-Most Valuable Player and Team Captain in 1997 and was the Utah Valley State College Athlete of the Year in 1997. She also received the Frank Lyden Award as "Utah Jr. College Player of the Year". To achieve such a prestige's award, Mary averaged 13.5 points per game in 1996 for the Wolverines who finished 4th in the nation with a 29-6 record. She led the region in free throw shooting with a .809 percentage. Mary was also an excellent student. While at Utah Valley State College, she posted a 3.94 GPA. She was team captain for the Wolverine squad and led the team in three-point shooting with a .368 percent. In addition to Mary's basketball accomplishments, she was also named a National Junior College Women's Track Coaches Association All American in the high jump. She was named to the Region XVII All-Region first team in the javelin. Mary now resides in Utah with her husband, 2 sons and a daughter.