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Coach Russell Hawk, RIP
Coach Hawk's youngest son Jim informed us his dad died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5 PM, in New Mexico, not Oregon as previously stated.


From Jim Hawk, SHHS '78, Coach Hawk's son (photo at left): 

"Hello SHHS alums - my sisters(Marolyn Pierson, Pat Hawk) and I wanted to let you know that our father, Coach Russ Hawk, passed away yesterday. He was 90 years old and getting ready to celebrate his 67th wedding anniversary. Like all of us, dad had his flaws, but he loved Sunny Hills, he loved the students at Sunny Hills, and he loved hearing from you after he retired and more recently when he became ill. Thank you for letting us share with you. Jim '78"



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Marlin Snyder on November 21, 2020 at 12:37 AM said:

I was not an athlete but a Lancer fan. Watched the basketball games and the coach and Coach Hawk looked like a coach. Remember well the Darrell Albers and Larry Comstock team. Albers had that special shot in the key and Comstock was a key outside shooter and each was made better by Coach Russell Hawk.
Frenchy Pelletier (65 ) on April 17, 2014 at 6:11 AM said:

Jim...We feel your Loss;
Your Dad made a difference for so many-I was touch by him one day. He came out of no where at lunch one day and grab me and gave me a great hug, "Frenchy-thanks for the cheerleading at the Fullerton vs Sunny Hills game Sat". That made my day that he had taken a moment of his time Coaching the team and looking around to see us all having a great time. He was one of a Kind your Dad was. We will give him a Toast at our 50th class Re-Union.
Class of 1965 Frenchy & the Gang
Jeff Nix, '67 on April 17, 2014 at 5:46 AM said:

I remember coach Hawk well. He obviously lived a nice, long life, which is as much as anyone can ever ask. RIP, coach.
Steve Lowe, '63 on April 16, 2014 at 5:19 PM said:

A gentleman who everyone liked and appreciated.
Kathleen O'Toole Friedrich, '64 on April 16, 2014 at 11:37 AM said:

What a cool guy he was.
Patti Powers, '65 on April 16, 2014 at 11:32 AM said:

He was a great man. He was my driver’s ed teacher.
Wayne Redfearn, '65 on April 16, 2014 at 10:18 AM said:

I was fortunate to play for Coach Hawk in 1965. He was a good coach and treated his players well. We were blessed with many great coaches and teachers in the early years of SHHS and I'm thankful for the basketball and life lessons Coach Hawk taught me.


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