4 results for month: 01/2010


Andre Hardy Named President of Optelec US Inc.

January 26, 2010 By Bill Boehlke Optelec US Inc., a world leader in innovative and life-changing assistive technologies for the blind and visually impaired, has appointed former Seahawks running back Andre Hardy as President of Optelec US Inc. With headquarters in Vista, CA, Hardy will be responsible for spearheading and expanding corporate and product strategy, business development, and overseeing all finance, operations, sales and marketing initiatives. With more than 20 years of public relations, sales and marketing experience in the traditional business and non-profit sectors, Hardy holds a bachelor degree in communications from St. ...

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Curt Warner: From Penn St. to the College Football Hall of Fame

Fran Ganter wasn’t sure what to make of the running back from little Pineville High School in West Virginia. Sure, the film clips were impressive and the statistics were eye-popping. But was Curt Warner all that? Or was the competition just weak? “We didn’t have him for three days and we knew he was special,” Ganter said. Three decades later, Warner’s stellar run for Penn State — a school-record 3,398 yards over four seasons — is again receiving special recognition. Warner, who lives in Camas, WA, and owns Curt Warner Chevrolet in Vancouver, is a member of the 2009 class of inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame. He ...

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E.J. Junior to Enter Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

By Bill Boehlke Former Seahawks linebacker and linebackers coach Ester James (E.J.) Junior is one of eleven inductees to be enshrined into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame at its annual banquet on February 19th in Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of Maplewood High School in Nashville, Junior played at the University of Alabama for Bear Bryant where he was a two-time All-American. During his career at Alabama, the Tide won two national Championships (1978-79), he was named SEC Player of the Year and was named an All SEC selection three times. Following graduation, the St. Louis Cardinals selected Junior as the fifth overall pick in the first ...

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James Willis is a Texas Tech Red Raider

January 19, 2010 By Adam Coleman - Daily Toreador (James Willis played linebacker for the Seahawks in 1999, concluding a 7-year NFL career. On January 13, 2010, Willis agreed to join head coach Tommy Tuberville to serve as the new defensive coordinator for the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team.) New Texas Tech defensive coordinator James Willis still is waiting on the national championship ring he won at Alabama this season as a linebackers and associate head coach for the Crimson Tide.  But once he gets it, he won’t revel in something he considers a thing of past. “That’s one thing that it’s great to have,” Willis said. ...

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