WIAA Hall of Fame Contact
WIAA Assistant Executive Director
Coach, Tumwater High School
Retiring as the winningest high school football coach in Washington state history, a career record of 394-131, 27 State playoff appearances, 25 League Championships and six WIAA State Championships, Sid Otton enters the WIAA Hall of Fame after 49 years of coaching.
Otton began his career in 1967 at Coupeville High School, followed by four successful seasons at Colfax High School before landing at Tumwater in 1974 where he remained for the next 43 years. During his time, Otton was inducted into the Weber State University Hall of Fame in 1993, the Washington State Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1996, Idaho Hall of Fame in 2009, Pacific Northwest Hall of Fame and Tumwater High School Hall of Fame in 2010 and received the American Football Coaches Association’s National Power of Influence Award in 2006. Otton was also selected as the Seattle Seahawks High School Coach of the year in 2010 and 2016.
Beyond a winning career, Otton is known for his positive impact in player’s lives and the Tumwater football community. Noted for improving the quality of coaching and athletic programming throughout the state, Otton is leaving a legacy that has positively influenced hundreds of student-athletes, parents and coaches alike.