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Doug Peargin, Steve Thorpe win state Coach of the Year honors


June 13, 2017

DOUG PEARGIN holds the state swimming championship trophies won by his boys and girls teams this season.

Two Sweet Home coaches have been named Coach of the Year in their sports by the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association.

Sweet Home swimming Coach Doug Peargin has been named the sport’s 4A/3A/2A/1A Coach of the Year, and wrestling Coach Steve Thorpe was named the 4A Coach of the Year.

The awards were presented at a ceremony at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on May 20.

Peargin completed his 50th year of coaching in February, the last 42 at Sweet Home, with the school’s first-ever double state championship – boys and girls team titles. His teams have averaged at least one top-four state t...

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