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ENNIS James
Birth:          23 Feb 1913 Seattle, Wash.
Death:          8 Aug 1990 Island Co., Wash.
Cause of Death: drowned

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http://www.nwacsports.org/hall_of_fame/HOF-member-bio.php?id=474
Jim Ennis

Everett Community College
Class of 1989

The first two years of the WSJCAC went without any bylaws until the spring of 1948 
when Executive Secretary Jim Ennis of Everett JC along with Dave DuVall of Skagit 
Valley and Maury Phipps of Grays Harbor wrote the original constitution governing 
scholarship limits, grade eligibility requirements and overall philosophy of the 
conference's athletic programs.

Ennis was a coach or athletic director for 42 years, 33 with the Everett School 
District. He came to Everett in 1939 as an assistant football coach and head 
basketball coach. In his first season, he guided the Seagulls' basketball squad to a 
29-0 season and a state championship.

Ennis left Everett in 1942 to coach at St. Martin's College, where he met Dennis 
Erickson. He also worked at Washington State University and at Cleveland and 
Lincoln high schools in Seattle before returning to Everett in 1948. He remained there 
for the next 31 years.

Regarded as a master motivator, Ennis was known for his willingness to help young 
men enter coaching. Among others, he helped University of Miami Coach Dennis 
Erickson and Washington State's Mike Price. One of Ennis' sons, Terry, was head 
football coach at Cascade High School.

Ernie Dire, former athletic director of Everett schools, played for Ennis, as did Jim 
Lambright, a long time former assistant coach and head coach at the University of 
Washington.

Following his retirement from the school district, Ennis served as a consultant to the 
district and to the Evergreen State Fair. He also took an active part in the annual 
East-West all-star football game and worked on the Washington Coach magazine.
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http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19900810&slug=1087044
Legendary Everett Coach Dies -- Ennis Inspired Many, Friends Say
By Steve Christilaw
Jim Ennis will be remembered for a lot of things - among them, a coach of champions 
and a coach who won championships.

But most of all, he will be remembered as an educator who cared about his students 
and players and helped prepare them for more than just the rigors of football and 
basketball.

Ennis died Wednesday afternoon. He was 78.

Always active, Ennis drowned while exercising in the shallow waters off Juniper Beach 
near his summer home on Camano Island. It was believed he suffered a heart attack or 
stroke before drowning.

A memorial service will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at Immaculate Conception 
Church in Everett.

``I'm sorry they aren't holding the service at Memorial Stadium,'' said Pinky Erickson, 
Ennis' longtime friend. ``There isn't a building in this whole town that could hold all the 
people who are going to want to be at that service.''

Ennis was a coach or athletic director for 42 years, 33 with the Everett School 
District. He came to Everett in 1939 as an assistant football coach and head 
basketball coach. In his first season, he guided the Seagulls' basketball squad to a 
29-0 season and a state championship.

Ennis left Everett in 1942 to coach at St. Martin's College, where he met Erickson. He 
also worked at Washington State University and at Cleveland and Lincoln high 
schools in Seattle before returning to Everett in 1948. He remained there for the next 
31 years.

Regarded as a master motivator, Ennis was known for his willingness to help young 
men enter coaching. Among others, he helped University of Miami Coach Dennis 
Erickson and Washington State's Mike Price. One of Ennis' sons, Terry, is head 
football coach at Cascade High School.

Ernie Dire, athletic director of Everett schools, played for Ennis, as did Jim Lambright, 
an assistant coach at the University of Washington for 21 years.

``Jim Lambright was a perfect example of the kind of player Jim coached,'' said Pinky 
Erickson, who served as Ennis' assistant for two seasons before going to Cascade 
when that school opened. ``He wasn't all that big or incredibly talented, but Jim made 
him work.''

Winning was important to Ennis, Erickson said. But when it came to working with kids, 
winning was less important than turning his players into winners.

Since retiring from the school district, Ennis served as a consultant to the district and 
to the Evergreen State Fair. He also took an active part in the annual East-West all-
star football game and worked on the Washington Coach magazine.

Ennis is survived by his wife, Ann; children, Jim, Terry, Toni Slater, Molly Stubrud and 
Roseann Mullen; 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
1940 in Everett, Snohomish Co., Wash. public school teacher
US Soc Sec Apps and Claims on ancestry
Larsen Public Fam Tree on ancestry

Parents
ENNIS Harry ()
COLELLA Anna (13 Nov 1897 - 8 Dec 1989)

Siblings
ENNIS James (23 Feb 1913 - 8 Aug 1990)
ENNIS Josephine Rose (27 Jul 1916 - 21 Feb 2013)

Marriage To KIICHLI Ann Elizabeth (20 Sep 1912 - 18 Feb 2007) m. 7 Jun 1932 Kitsap Co., Wash. Notes Parents KIICHLI Joe () ----- Rose () Children by KIICHLI Ann Elizabeth 20 Sep 1912 - 18 Feb 2007
ENNIS James Joseph (26 Mar 1935 - 21 May 2003) ENNIS Antonia (Toni) () ENNIS Roseanne (1942 - 1994) ENNIS Terry John (27 Jan 1944 - 12 Sep 2007) ENNIS Molly K. ()
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