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Doug Peargin wins coaching award


May 24, 2016

DOUG PEARGIN holds his award plaque at the Sweet Home pool after being named OACA Coach of the Year.

Sweet Home coach Doug Peargin was named this year’s Oregon Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year for swimming at the OACA Awards Banquet, held May 21 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene.

Peargin’s girls went 26-0 in head-to-head competition and won the 1A/2A/3A/4A state championship in February.

During his 42 seasons at Sweet Home, the Husky girls have won 33 district championships. This year’s state title was their first, after finishing as runner-ups in 2015.

Peargin said he coaches because “I love showing kids that through hard work and goal-setting, anything is possible.


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