435 Main Ave S | Renton, WA 98057 | (425) 687-8585
Hall of Fame Inductees



WIAA Hall of Fame Contact

WIAA Assistant Executive Director
(425) 282-5237
Tammy Tibbles 

Tammy Tibbles was a standout guard for the Creston High School basketball team. From her sophomore year through her senior season, Tammy led her teams to a 74-10 record, state titles in 1982 and 1984, and a second place finish in 1983. She averaged 15, 21, 27, and 35 points per game during her four years at Creston and finished her career with 2,569 total points.

Despite playing before the introduction of the 3-point line, Tammy’s point total is the third most in Washington history. She is still considered one of the best State B players to ever have participated in the State Tournament.

During Tammy’s senior season, Creston, a small B school, played against AAA Lewis and Clark of Spokane. The Creston Comets led start to finish, winning 81-43. Tammy ended up with 44 points, outscoring the entire Lewis and Clark team on her own. As a result of her performance, Tammy was nominated for Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” award. The magazine recognized Tammy in its March 5, 1984 issue.

Tammy went on to play at Gonzaga from 1984-88. She was a member of the Bulldogs when the women’s program transitioned from the NAIA to the NCAA Division 1. Gonzaga missed a trip to the NAIA Nationals by one game during Tammy’s sophomore year, but finished with a record of 11-16 in their initial NCAA season and shocked the West Coast Conference by winning the league.

During her four years at Gonzaga, Tammy scored 2,011 points in 111 games, an average of 18.1 per game. She made 46 percent of her shots from the field and shot 75 percent from the line. She scored over 30 points eight times, including a career-high of 35 in a game against Oregon. She stands third on Gonzaga’s career scoring list behind Courtney Vandersloot and Heather Bowman. Tammy held the scoring record for 22 years until Bowman passed her in 2010. She is also fourth in steals (205), sixth in free throws made (316), and second in field goals made (828). She scored the sixth most points in a single season (597) and shot 54 percent from the field her freshman year in 1984-85, third all-time.

In 1988, she took a civil service exam with the Spokane Fire Department. She was hired as a firefighter and held that position for 22 years. During her firefighting career, she was also employed as the Head Girls Basketball Coach at North Central High School in Spokane (1994-96). She also had a business for 13 years where she contracted with the Department of Natural Resources to provide fire trucks and personnel.

On October 25th, 2011, Tammy was inducted into the Inland Northwest Hall of Fame.

Washington Interscholastic Activities Association  |   435 Main Ave S   |  Renton, WA 98057  |  (425) 687-8585  |  © 2021
    Mission & Strategic Plan
    WIAA Staff
    Member School Directory
    Districts & Leagues
    Classifications 2020-2024
    Executive Board
    COVID-19 Planning
        Softball (Slowpitch)
    Statewide League Standings
    Brackets & Past Results
    Tournament Central
    WIAA Live Mobile App
    State Championship Dates
        2020-21 State Championship Dates
        2021-22 State Championship Dates
        Media Credential Registration
    Ticket Prices
    Tournament History
    Tournament Regulations
    Allocations & Draw Criteria
    Athlete of the Week
    Women in Sport Summit
    Mind Gym Wednesdays
    Team of the Month
    Smart Choices Scholarship Program
    Game of the Week
    Scholastic Cup
    Scholastic Awards Program
    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
    Hall of Fame
        Hall of Fame Home
    WOA/WIAA Co-Op Agreement
    Health & Wellness
        Concussion Management Guidelines
        Sudden Cardiac Arrest Guidelines
        Heat Index Calculator
        Asthma Info For Coaches
        Sideline Asthma Basics
        Catastrophic Injury and Fatality Reporting
    Member School Directory
    College Eligibility
    Arbiter Resource Center
    MaxPreps Resource Center
    Order Handbooks and Rule Books
    Athletic Directors
    Coaches School
    2-Minute Drill Archive
    Job Openings
    Games Wanted