CC inducts three new members to its 2015 Sports Hall of Fame
Chuck Downie, Shaleene Moir and Scott Novak, each representing a different decade of athletics at Centralia College, were inducted into its Sports Hall of Fame on Feb. 27 during halftime at the women’s basketball game against Grays Harbor College.
Downie played golf and basketball for the Trailblazers from 1957-59. Downie placed third in the Oregon State Amateur Championship and was Club Champion at Meriwether Golf Course in Beaverton in 1968. In 2008 he was club champion at Riverside Golf Course in Chehalis. Downie’s experience extends to coaching — from 1987 to 1990 he was a volunteer assistant for the Centralia High School girl’s golf team, and from 1988 through 1991 he gave lessons at Riverside.
Moir golfed at Centralia from 2002-04, when she placed second at the Northwest Athletic Conference tournament and was named to the All-Conference team. She later transferred to St. Martin’s University and played there from 2006-08, advancing to the NCAA Division II regional championship and winning the St. Martin’s Invitational. Moir was an assistant golf coach at Centralia College from 2008-10.
Novak, originally from Adna, was a member of the 1982-83 Trailblazer basketball team that finished second at the NWACC Tournament. He later played at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. Novak has coached prep basketball in La Conner since 1991 and is currently the head coach of both the boys and girls basketball programs at La Conner High School. Novak, who has amassed 522 career wins, was inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2015.