Longtime Garfield Coach Celebrated
Seattle Public Schools is celebrating longtime Garfield High School coach Greg Brashear’s induction into the Washington Interscholastic Activities (WIAA) Hall of Fame. Officially inducted in 2015, the WIAA held their induction ceremony for Coach Brashear this month.
Brashear began his 30-year career with Seattle Public Schools as Garfield High School’s Head Coach of Track and Field. Over the years, his girls teams won eight state championships, including five consecutive championships between 1981 and 1985. In 1986, his girls team finished in second place by only one point. Brashear’s teams also won numerous league titles and were always considered top contenders for the state title.
In 1997, the Washington State Track and Field Coaches Association named Brashear Girls Track Coach of the Year. He was the 2001 King County Coach of the Year, was inducted into the Washington State Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame in 2003, and remains a track and field enthusiast today.
Brashear still enjoys his work as an assistant in the SPS athletics office. His legacy of mentorship, both on and off the track, serves as an inspiration for all district staff and students, but especially for Garfield Bulldogs everywhere.