Ron Storaasli

A three-sport star in high school and college, Ron Storaasli was a stellar outfielder who played on numerous teams throughout the region. Born May 7, 1933, in Tacoma, he was an all-city performer in baseball and basketball at Lincoln High School prior to graduating in 1952. He attended both Pacific Lutheran College and Western Washington University, graduating in 1959.

While at PLU, Storaasli plyed football, basketball, and baseball under legendary coach Marv Harshman and received outstanding freshman honors in both football and baseball. Outside his school teams, he played with Tucci & Sons, Red Rose Tea, Criswell’s, and the famous Stanley Shoemen. He was an outfielder and the leading hitter on the 1956 national champion Stanley Shoemen team – hitting for the cycle in one game and earning MVP honors at the state tournament – and won five South Puget League titles and two North-South Puget Sound titles.

Storaasli was an assistant football coach and head baseball coach at Lakes High School for 10 years, winning seven league titles and earning 1968 Baseball Coach of the Year honors for District 8.