Honoring ‘Coach’

Longtime Sweet Home swimming Coach Doug Peargin Doug Peagin, center, stands with alumni from the Sweet Home program Friday evening during a celebration in his honor. Family and friends of surprised him with a celebration of his 55 years on the deck, 48 of them at Sweet Home, following Friday’s final home swim meet of the season. Peargin was lured into the Auxiliary Gym next door, where he was presented an award from the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association recognizing his career, which has included 31 district titles in the past 25 years, four state boys titles and three girls state titles, with a lot of close misses. (Photo courtesy of Renee Gunselman)