Track & Field and Cross Country Coach
Ernie Goshorn started coaching and teaching at Terrace Middle school in 1966. He coached only track then since cross country wasn’t offered in the middle school. When Lynnwood High School opened in 1970, Ernie started coaching cross country and track. Goshorn coached at Lynnwood High School for 34 years.
At Lynnwood High, Goshorn’s boys teams won State Championships in cross country in 1993 and 1994. His girls teams won State Championships in 1988, 1989, and 1990. For these achievements, he was awarded the Coach of the Year for both boys and girls cross country accomplishments.
Goshorn also produced individual state championships with Eric Hrushka and Joey Johnson each winning a state title and Pat Haller winning two state crowns. In addition, Stephanie Malnack won an individual title for her Lynnwood team.
After Goshorn retired from Lynnwood in 2002, he coached at Lake High School through 2008. At Lake Stevens, he coached Joey Bywater to a State 3200 track title and Amber Nichelson to a State Cross Country title. After Lake Stevens, he moved on to coaching at Jackson High School. At Jackson, he coached Aaron Roe to an individual state championship in cross country.
Ernie Goshorn is one of the Snohomish County high school coaches who have coached 100 or more seasons either as a head coach or an assistant. Over the years, he coached cross country, track, and girls basketball at Lynnwood, Lake Stevens, Granite Falls, Jackson High Schools.
Goshorn was the Herald’s Man of the Year in Sports in 1996 and awarded the Washington State Cross Country Coach of the Year in 1998.