Ex-North Beach coach Talley, Hoquiam’s Moore to be honored


Former North Beach High School coach Del Talley has been selected for induction in the Washington State Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame this weekend in Everett.

Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are planned for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Everett.

Hoquiam’s Rick Moore will also be honored this weekend as the District IV assistant coach of the year for his classification. He will honored Friday, as part of the state coaches association winter clinic.

Talley spent only three of his 19 years as a head coach at North Beach, but led the Hyaks to several milestone accomplishments.

Taking over as head coach in 1988, he guided the Hyaks to state playoff berths that year and in 1990. The 1990 club won the school’s first league championship since 1952.

During the same season, the Hyaks posted their first-ever victory over Raymond.

Talley also served as a head coach at Okanogan, Mark Morris and Sunnyside high schools. He finished with a career record of 113-68, a .624 percentage.

At various times during his four years with the school district, Talley was North Beach’s athletic director and principal at North Beach Middle School and Pacific Beach Elementary.

He and his wife, Marilyn, divide time between homes in Winlock and Arizona.

Moore has been Hoquiam’s defensive coordinator for the past 10 years. Last year’s Grizzlies allowed only 57 points in winning their first 10 games prior to a state-opening loss to King’s.

The 1977 Aberdeen High School graduate previously spent 20 years as an assistant and head coach at his alma mater.

A complete listing of honorees this weekend was unavailable at press time.