Hall of Fame Inductees

The Hall of Fame Induction was held on September 30, 2023 at Eatonville High School Football Game.

Congratulations to the Eatonville High School Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2023-2024:

  • Harold Fitzer 1933 Basketball & Marvin Fitzer 1932 Basketball & Baseball. The Fitzer inductees are brothers, who played at Eatonville in the early 1930s. This was in an era before football was a sport at Eatonville High School.
  • Not announced previously, Dan Fountain - Coach, Voice of the Cruisers, Athletic Volunteer.  This was a surprise to Dan Fountain as he was inducted into the Hall of Fame by Athletic Director Gavin Kralik.

Great day to be a Cruiser!

Eatonville High School

Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2022-2023

HAROLD FITZER
1933
BASKETBALL

Harold Fitzer was an outstanding basketball player for the Cruisers in the early 1930s. He was a team member on the Eatonville basketball team that won the very first Washington State Class “B” state basketball tournament in 1931. (At that time there were only two classifications in the state, class A and class B.) Harold was known as an outstanding shooter and a team leader on a team that won the West Central District Class B championship after going undefeated in the Puget Sound Class B League and losing only one close game to Class A state champion Stadium and losing by 1 to Class A O’Dea in 1931. A four-year letterman, Harold (“Dead-Eye”) was the state’s leading scorer in the 1931-32 state tournament and was named to the state tournament all-star team. (Eatonville finished 8 th in that state tournament.) The following year he
increased his scoring average as Eatonville won the Class B Pierce County League championship but due to economic conditions there was no state or district tournaments held in 1933. Harold would go on to play for what is now Western Washington University for one year before returning home to go into business with his brothers. Harold passed away in 1995.

 

MARVIN FITZER
1932
BASKETBALL, BASEBALL

Marvin Fitzer was an outstanding basketball and baseball player for the Cruisers in the early 1930s. He was a starter on the Eatonville basketball team that won the very first Washington State Class “B” state basketball tournament in 1931. (At that time there were only two classifications in the state, class A and class B.) Marvin was known as a defensive specialist and a team leader on a team that won the West Central District Class B championship after going undefeated in the Puget Sound Class B League and losing only one close game to Class A state champion Stadium and losing by 1 to Class A O’Dea. Marvin would go on to play basketball for what is now Southern Oregon University on a team that made it to the NAIA national tournament in Kansas City. He returned home after one year to work in the woods and start a timber company with his brothers. Marvin was also an outstanding pitcher for a Cruiser baseball team that won league championships in 1931 and 1932. Sharing pitching duties with his brother Kenneth the Cruiser pitching duo gave up only ten hits through the first five league games of the 1931 season. Marvin passed away in 2007.

Dan Fountain 1972-Present

Dan Fountain came to the Eatonville School District in 1972 to teach and coach after graduating from the University of Washington. Dan grew up in Clarkston, Washington where he was a varsity basketball player. Following that he became an avid Husky fan. 

Dan coached Middle School football for 25 years with many Rainier Valley League championships to his credit.

His volunteering included being the starter at EHS track meets.He was also part of the group of community members who worked tirelessly one whole summer to build the EHS track.  Dan has been the “VOICE of the CRUISERS” for many years and most of us associate his voice with announcing our teams and their play at the games.

Dan coached basketball at Columbia Crest for four years, Eatonville Middle School for four years before being hired as varsity basketball coach at EHS.  He would continue in that capacity from 1982 until 1997.  He took several teams to district playoffs as well as state tournaments.

Following his head coach duties, he stayed involved in Eatonville Basketball wherever the need was established, whether it be C squad to teach fundamentals, or volunteering to include most recently with the girls team.

Dan is a founding member of the Hall of Fame committee and has had the chance to honor many athletes and their families.  Tonight he is being honored, without his knowledge - until now- to be part of the very special group of athletes and coaches that he loves to honor.