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|William "Jake" Maberry |
In 29 years of coaching, Jake Maberry compiled a 521-176 record and held the state record for most victories until 1989, six years after his retirement. Coach Maberry has only been passed by six coaches with more victories than he has since his retirement 18 years ago.
In his 27 years at Lynden High School as the head boys basketball coach, Jake guided his teams to collect 16 Whatcom County “A” League titles, nine Northwest District championship titles, and four “A” championships (1961, 1962, 1967, and 1981). The 1981 championship team was undefeated under Jake’s direction, and Lynden basketball teams qualified for state 15 times, placing in all but three of those appearances.
Referred by many Lynden fans as “Mr. Lion,” Jake taught each of his athletes the importance of true character development. For his dedication to the Lynden program, the Lion gymnasium was named “Jake Maberry Gymnasium” in 1983.
Jake Maberry was inducted into the Washington Coaches Hall of Fame in 1992.