Athletics Dinner


 Athletics Dinner 2018


Join us June 6 for our 2018 Athletics Dinner, benefiting our LBCC Baseball, Basketball, and Volleyball programs. We have another delicious meal planned, featuring beef tri-tip and lamb loin from Anderson Ranches. Silent auction and drinks begin at 4:30pm, with the meal and event program - featuring keynote speaker Dick McClain - following at 6:00pm. Tickets are limited. For more information, contact our Athletics department at, 541-917-4266.


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Before being hired at Linn-Benton, Dick McClain played for the University of Oregon as a catcher and was drafted in 1962 by the San Francisco Giants. In 1969, he became the only Oregon coach to win an American Legion World Championship and was named National American Legion Coach of the Year. The 1969 Legion team was later inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. 

In 1969, McClain was hired as director of health and physical education at Linn-Benton. In 1970, he started the athletic programs at Linn-Benton. In 1971, he coached the Roadrunners baseball team to their first Oregon Community College Athletic Association baseball championship. His LBCC teams went on to win again in 1972, 73, 75 and 76. 

In 1992, McClain replaced Frank Bosone to become the NWAACC's second-ever executive director. During his tenure, the NWAACC has seen many changes including an increase in tuition waivers for the Washington schools, the combining and centralization of the Men's and Women's Basketball Championships, and the establishment of the central office location in Vancouver, WA.