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If the term “legendary” applies to any Lake Stevens High School coach, it applies first and most indelibly to Dick Stultz, who, while famously teaching English and literature, coached football at the “Pink Palace” during the fifties, sixties and seventies. His genius and memory still walk these halls. Between 1964 and 1966, recruiting players from study hall and coaching with only one or two assistants, Coach Stultz’s Vikings beat Monroe and Stanwood, both undefeated and top ranked, won 37 consecutive games, and outscored their ten 1966 opponents 405 – 37. Those ‘66 Vikings earned First Team All League honors in 18 of 22 positions and the State Championship vote. Dick was voted Man of Year in Sports three times (1960, 1962 & 1965), he was Coach of the Year in 1966, and was elected to the Washington State Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1981. Said by many to have the best football mind of any coach they have ever known, the Lake Stevens football tradition owes much to the legacy of Dick Stultz.

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