Kerry Eggers

Kerry Eggers has been writing sports professionally since he arrived in Portland in 1975. The Corvallis native and Oregon State graduate worked for the Oregon Journal from 1975 to 1982, the Oregonian from 1982 to 2000, and has been with the Portland Tribune since 2001. A four-time Oregon Sports Writer of the Year, he has written four books, including Wherever You May Be: The Bill Schonely Story, and Clyde the Glide: The Clyde Drexler Story. He is a former president of the U.S. Track and Field Writers of America.

Author's Entries

  • Chris Klug (1972-)

    Of the many Winter Olympics success stories from the Pacific Northwest, one of the most compelling is that of Chris Klug from Bend. In 2002, he won the bronze medal in Giant Slalom in snowboarding and became the first organ transplant recipient in history to win an Olympic medal. Klug, …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Jack Ramsay (1925-2014)

    In the long history of the Portland Trail Blazers, dating to 1970, one team has risen to the top to claim the NBA championship—the 1976-1977 team, coached by Jack Ramsay, who was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. Ramsay served as Portland's head coach …

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  • John Joseph Harrington (1978-)

    The list of great quarterbacks at the University of Oregon runs deep and wide—Norm Van Brocklin, George Shaw, Bob Berry, Dan Fouts, Chris Miller, Bill Musgrave, Akili Smith, and Dennis Dixon. John Joseph "Joey" Harrington eclipsed them all. A 1998 graduate of Portland's Central Catholic High, Harrington finished his college …

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  • Neil Lomax (1959-)

    Neil Lomax was the unlikeliest football superstar, a decent passer on a running high school team. By mid-winter of his senior year, 1976, he had the same number of college athletic scholarship offers as the studious kid who sat next to him in math class: zero. Lomax was going to …

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  • Portland Timbers

    Local soccer aficionados may remember the glory days of the Timbers—the 1970s and early 1980s, when Portland was known as Soccer City USA. With players such as Clyde Best, Stewart Scullion, and Peter Withe and coaches Vic Crowe and Don Megson, the Timbers packed Civic Stadium with fans. In its …

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