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Former MIHS Coach Ed Pepple, Seahawks QB Warren Moon Named to Washington Sports Hall of Fame

Pepple will be inducted in a ceremony before kickoff of the Seahawks - Minnesota Vikings game at CenturyLink Field, on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Mercer Island High School's former head coach Ed Pepple and former Seahawks quarterback Warren Moon will be inducted into the Washington Sports Hall of Fame, according to a press release.

Pepple and Moon will be inducted in a ceremony before kickoff of the Seahawks - Minnesota Vikings game at CenturyLink Field, on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 1:05 p.m.

Pepple is the winngest basketball coach in Washington high school history, compiling a record of 952-306 over a 52-year career, according to the Seattle Times. He spent 42 years as the head coach at Mercer Island, where he won state four times, finishes second four times and won 23 league titles.

Here's the full press release:

Retired quarterback Warren Moon and retired Mercer Island
basketball coach Ed Pepple will be inducted in to the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame Sunday at CenturyLink Field before the Seahawks' game against Minnesota.

Moon, the color commentator on Seahawk broadcasts, is already
in both the National Football League and Canadian Football League halls of fame. He made his first national splash by being named players of the game in quarterbacking the University of Washington over Michigan 27-20 in the 1977 Rose Bowl.

Moon spent six years with Edmonton in the CFL and in that span
the Eskimos won five Grey Cups. He then started a 17-year NFL career that took him to Houston, Minnesota, Seattle (1997, 1998) and Kansas City.

Moon ranked third all-time in NFL passing percentage and fourth in
touchdown passes at the time of his retirement. He was a three-time NFL All-Pro selection and was named to nine Pro Bowl teams

Pepple is the winningest basketball coach in Washington high
school history with a 952-306 record. He coached for 52 years, 42 of them as head coach at Mercer Island High School where the Islanders won state championships in 1985, 1993, 1997 and 1999. His teams finished second four times and he won 23 league championships.

More than 80 of his players went on to play in college and two
played in the NBA. He was national coach of the year in 1988 and has been inducted into several halls of fame, including those of the National High School Coaches Association and Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches
Association.

Other members of the 2012 class of inductees are jockey Russell
Baze, quarterback Drew Bledsoe, soccer coach Cliff McCrath, and the late Seattle Rainiers owner Emil Sick. The State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame was started by sportscaster Clay Huntington of Tacoma in 1960 and now
has 178 members.

 

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