Hall of Fame Inductees
Eatonville High School - Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2021-2022
BASKETBALL, TRACK AND FIELD, BASEBALL, TENNIS
Erik Swartout was an outstanding 4-sport athlete who competed for Eatonville from 2008 to 2012. He competed at the Class AA level for four years years in two different leagues –the AA Nisqually League and the AA South Puget Sound League.
Erik played tennis for four years was named to the all-league first team all four years. In 2012 he was the SPSL singles champion. He was the Tacoma Athletic Commission Athlete of the Year for tennis in 2011 and an Athlete of The Month in 2012. He was captain in 2011 and 2012 and a league scholar athlete all four years.
Erik played baseball his sophomore year and was named to the Al-Nisqually League
A four-year-starter In basketball, Erik was again named to the all-league teams all four years that he played. He scored 1350 points and handed out 435 assists during his high school career. He played on the Cloud 9 all-star team as well. In 2012 he played on the Washington Coaches Association all-state team. He was a team captain as well as a league scholar athlete all four years. He won the team MVP award in 2011 and 2012. He was twice named the Tacoma Athletic Commission Athlete of the month and was chosen as The News Tribune Male Athlete of the Year for basketball.
In track and field, Erik twice placed in the top four in the AA West Central District in the javelin. He also placed 7 th in the state championships in 2011 and 4 th in the javelin in 2012. He was awarded the MVP for field events by the South Puget Sound League in 2012 and was the Tacoma Athletic Commission Athlete of the Year in 2012.
At graduation, Erik was chosen as the most outstanding male athlete of the class and finished his academic career as one of the top 10 in his class with a 3.9 GPA.
Erik continued his athletic career at Pacific Lutheran University in both basketball and track and field. In his freshman year in basketball he appeared in 12 games for the Lutes despite missing half the season due to injuries. In his sophomore year he started all 27 games for the Lutes and helped them to reach the Northwest Conference championship game. During his junior and senior seasons he would appear in over 40 games and start 15 times despite again fighting injuries.
In track and field, Erik continued his success with the javelin. He was a four year letterman and finished 8 th at the Northwest Conference Championships as a freshman. In his sophomore year he won all-NCAA Division III honors and advanced to the
national meet where he placed 20 th . The following year he again won All-West Region honors and finished 13th at the national meet. He had the 7 th best throw in Division III with a best throw of 207’ 1” during that season. After missing a season due to injury, Erik was again named to the All-West Region team in the javelin after recording the 5th best throw in the region at the NWC championships.
In 2016-17 Erik was awarded the Frosty Westering Most Inspirational Award for all athletics from PLU.
Erik and his wife Machaela live near Eatonville where Erik currently coaches and teaches at Eatonville High School.
BASKETBALL,TRACK AND FIELD, FASTPITCH
Becca Schrimpsher was an outstanding multisport athlete who competed for Eatonville from 2007 to 2011. In her freshman year of 2008 she was selected to the All-Nisqually League Second Team as an outfielder in fastpitch. In her sophomore year
she was named to the second team all-league team and in her junior year she was named to the first team all-league team. In her senior year she participated in track in the 800 and 1600 meter races, and the 4x400 relay. She qualified for districts in the 800.
Becca’s most notable sport in high school was basketball. She scored 1249 points in her varsity career. She averaged 13 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists per game. She helped lead her team to the state tournament all four years she played. In 2009 and in 2010 she was named the Nisqually League Most Valuable player in girls basketball. In her senior year she was named co-MVP of the AA SPSL league. She was named to the second team of the Tacoma News Tribune’s All-Area team and to the second team of the Seattle Times AA all-state team. She was also named the Athlete of the Year for girls basketball by the Tacoma Athletic Commission.
Following graduation Becca accepted a scholarship from Idaho State University to continue her basketball career. In her freshman year she played in 18 games, averaging 5 minutes per game, as Idaho State women won the Big Sky League
championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament for the first time in 10 years. Despite a loss to #3 seed Miami the team gained valuable experience. Becca became the only Cruiser to ever play in the NCAA Division I basketball tournament.
By her sophomore year Becca was playing 22 to 34 minutes per game and averaging 12 points per game. By her junior year she was the starting guard for the Bengals. In both her junior and senior years Idaho State finished second in the Big Sky and played in the Women’s NIT Tournament.
The following year the Bengals returned to the NCAA tournament , meeting Gonzaga at The Kennel in Spokane. Despite the loss the experience was extremely memorable. As a senior she was co-captain and twice selected athlete of the month during the 2014-2015 season. She hit game winning shots against Weber State and Northern Arizona and also hit 5 three-pointers against Northern Arizona.
After briefly coaching middle school and high school basketball, Becca chose to follow her parents’ footsteps into law enforcement. She currently is a police officer in Blackfoot, Idaho.
She is married to husband Austin Horrocks and they reside in Blackfoot.
ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH, HEAD FOOTBALL COACH
ASSISTANT TRACK COACH, HEAD TRACK COACH, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
George Fairhart had long and distinguished career as an Eatonville High School coach in both football and in track and as athletic director. He began his tenure in Eatonville in 1990 as an assistant football coach and was instrumental in three Nisqually League championship teams and the state championship teams of 1990 and 1992. In 1993 he was chosen as the new head coach of the Cruiser football team. He would go on to compile a 169-77 record between 1993 and 2016. Under his leadership the Cruisers would win league championships twelve times (10 times in A classification and twice in AA classification). They would make the state playoffs 13 times and make it to the state semifinal game three times. He was chosen as the Football Coach of the Year seven times in three different leagues and was the Tacoma-Pierce County Coach of the Year in 1994. He was twice an assistant coach of the East-West All-Star Game and the head coach for that game in 1998.
George was also the head track coach from 1996 to 2002 and served as an assistant coach from 2006 to 2017, specializing in the field events. He coached a total of 29 athletes to top-8 placements in throwing events at the state track meet. That number includes 4 third-place finishes, 7 second-place finishes and 3 state championships. He also helped with community groups to build the current track and he twice served as the 1A district track meet director.
George also served as Eatonville High School athletic director from 2013 to 2017 where he supervised and coordinated all athletic events at the high school. In 2017 he was presented with the WIAA Lifetime Achievement Award.
George currently is teaching and coaching in Gig Harbor. He lives in Morton with his wife Patty and daughter Karah. Sons Nick and Zach and daughters Courtney and Zayna all attended Eatonville High School for either their entire or part of their high school careers and our now pursuing careers throughout the region.
FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL,TRACK AND FIELD
Jason Stevens was an outstanding all-around athlete who competed in four different sports in his career at Eatonville. He played four years of basketball, three years of football, two years of track and field, and one year of baseball.
In football, Jason was an all-league choice at both wide receiver and defensive back during his senior year and was named to the all-state team first team as a wide receiver. He was a team captain and was voted the most-inspirational player in that
In basketball Jason was named to the all-tournament team at the Clark Cochrane Christmas Tournament in Ketchikan, Alaska in 2001. He helped the Cruiser boys team advance to the state tournament in 2002.
In track and field Jason was again team captain and most-inspirational award winner and won the equivalent of the MVP award as the leading point scorer for the season. In the spring of 2002 he won the district championship in the long jump and triple jump and was part of the champion 4x400 relay and the runner-up 4x100 relay. He participated in all four events at the state AA track meet and finished 4 th in the long jump.
Jason was honored as a Tacoma-Pierce county Scholar Athlete and was given the Athletic Achievement Award by the U.S. Navy upon graduation.
Following graduation Jason enrolled at what is now Whitworth University. He was one of two freshmen to earn playing time as a true freshman as he played wide receiver for the Pirates. He also participated in track and field for Whitworth in 2003. He was named to the All-Northwest Conference team as he ran the anchor leg on the league champion 4x400 relay. He finished in the all-time top 10 at Whitworth in the long jump, 400 meters (5 th all-time with a time of 49.18) 4x100 relay, and the 4x400 relay.
Following two years at Whitworth, Jason transferred to Eastern Oregon University where he played wide receiver for two years. He also participated in track and field and was named to the All-Cascade Conference team in 2005 where he won the league championship in both the 400 meters and the long jump. He was a team captain and the track and field MVP in 2005. He again finished in the all-time top 10 at Eastern Oregon in the long jump, 400 meters (2 nd all-time in 49.07), 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay.
Jason currently lives in Amboy, Washington where he is employed as the territorial manager for Central Welding Supply. He is married to his wife Meghan and they have three sons: Landry, Lincoln, and Lochlan.