On Saturday, Feb. 17, Centralia College will induct three new members to its Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held at halftime of the men’s basketball game, which tips off at 7 p.m. in the Michael Smith Gymnasium on campus.
Mike Cocke – 1996-97 Basketball
Mike Cocke finished second in Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Western Division and was named team captain, co-team Player of the Year, 2nd Team All-Western Division, and NWAC All- Star. He’s been head coach at Foss High School since 2008 (with a record of 163-69, including seven appearances in the state tournament and the 2017 State Championship). He was named Narrows League Coach of the Year three times, News Tribune All Area Coach of the Year twice, and Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association All-State Coach of the Year.
Paul Fraker – 1993-96 Basketball and Baseball
Paul Fraker was named Sportsman of the Year and team captain in both basketball and baseball. His team finished fifth in the nation at Central Washington University (1996-98). He was named to the 1998 All-Conference team, received the Coaches Award, and was team captain. He served as Kittitas High School assistant basketball coach (2000-02), Forks High School assistant football and head baseball coach (2002-03), Cascade High School head basketball coach (2004-12, 2016-present), and Icicle River Middle School head softball coach (2014-present). He created and organized a youth basketball league (2006-12).
Chris Hyppa – 1996-98 Basketball
Chris Hyppa was named to the 1996-97 All-Freshman Team in the NWAC Western Region and 1998 NWAC All-Star Game. He served as team captain. He attended St. Martin’s University (1999-01). He was the assistant coach at Foss High School (2003-06 and 2015-present), where his team was 2A State Champions (2016-17), and Stadium High School (2006-10). He started Chris Hyppa Basketball, a skill development business, and trained such players as Avery Bradley, Quincy Pondexter, Nate Robinson (NBA), and Kelsey Plum (WNBA).