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|Steve Escame |
Steve Escame spent many years coaching Washington state high school athletes. His speech and debate coaching career spanned the years from 1969-91 and produced numerous state qualifiers and champions. He also coached volleyball for 12 seasons, resulting in eight winning seasons during that time period.
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Escame’s career is the success of his tennis teams at both Foster and Decatur High Schools. In the span of 23 years at Foster and 11 years at Decatur, Steve was able to come away with a record of 517-156. He has coached tennis teams to 20 league/division championships and was voted Coach or co-Coach of the Year 18 times. He won one team championship at Foster and two at Decatur.
Steve has prepared his athletes for life and competition at the next level, with more than 100 athletes competing beyond their high school careers. Steve spent time with every athlete from the novice to the state champion. Even though winning was important to him, he taught morals over victory and is admired by former and current athletes, coaches, and administrators.