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WIAA Assistant Executive Director
|Buddy Gibson |
Buddy Gibson worked within the Oakesdale School District for 34 years as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and principal.
He was a WIAA Executive Board member from 1979-94 serving as vice president (1986-87) and president (1987-88). He was a tournament director for the Southwest ‘B’ Boys Basketball Tournament for 20 years, and assistant director of the “B” Girls State Basketball Championships for four years.
Buddy assumed the role of Title IX Coordinator in 1976 for the Oakesdale School District and was responsible for providing Oakesdale’s female athletics, not just the opportunity to compete, but the opportunity to excel. His belief in gender equity set a standard in Whitman County.
In 1994, Buddy was inducted into the Washington Secondary School Athletic Administrators Association (WSSAAA) Hall of Fame, and in 1996, he received the WIAA Gareth Giles Memorial Award in recognition of distinguished service to the youth of Washington.