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By Pam Stevens
Managing Editor 

McLaury inducted into LSHS Hall of Fame

 

November 7, 2011

Mike McLaury was inducted into the Lake Stevens High School Hall of Fame at

last Saturday’s game.

Lake Stevens Vikings both current and past had a great night on Saturday, Nov. 5 with the 44-7 win over Heritage High School in their first play-off game of the season.

Past Viking football player Mike McLaury added to the excitement of the evening when he was inducted into the Lake Stevens High School Hall of Fame during halftime.

The Lake Stevens High School Hall of Fame recognizes former teachers, athletes, administrators, and graduates who have made significant long-term contributions to the community and McLaury was an obvious choice for the ninth annual induction.

McLaury’s family joined him on the field as LSHS Principal Eric Cahan awarded him with the plaque each recipient receives before having his name and picture placed on the Hall of Fame Wall inside the school’s halls. “I’m deeply humbled,” McLaury, PTA, ATC, CSCS said after receiving his award.

“Lake Stevens has been my home and this place has led me to all of the great things I get to do every day. I am grateful for my strong values and especially for my family.”

McLaury was born and raised in Everett and graduated from Lake Stevens High School. His athletic skills did not stop at just football. He was a three sport letterman in football, baseball and Wrestling. He became leading tackler and co-captain of the football team his senior year.

He took his talents in football even further when he joined Pacific University’s football team as a linebacker. He later transferred to Western Washington University to play defensive end and became team co-captain as well as All-Conference defensive end. After graduating from college he began playing professional football in Austria for the Graz Giants of the European American Football League. For six years, McLaury not only played but worked as an assistant coach, the team Head Athletic Trainer, and the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Giants.

He then returned to Washington State where he graduated from Whatcom College’s Physical Therapy Assistant program with honors earning himself a 3.94 GPA and was awarded the National Dean’s List Phi Beta Kappa distinction.

He joined the staff at Everett Physical Therapy & Sports Center in January 2005 as a Physical Therapy Assistant and a Certified Athletic Trainer. He was promoted to Clinic Manager in 2008 overseeing operations for both the Physical Therapy clinic and the Sports Performance Center. McLaury became a partner in Everett Physical Therapy and Sports Performance Center in 2009.

 

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