Left to Right - Kaitlyn's mom, Anthony Watkins, and Coach Dave Stark
Mr. Dave Stark, 2018 inductee, was a teacher and coach at Highline High School for 40 years (in the same classroom). He graduated from the purple and gold of North Kitsap High in 1965 where he played football and wrestled. He attended Olympic College (AA degree), served four years in the Air Force, another three years in the Air National Guard, and earned a BA in Science and an MA in Educational Technology from Western Washington University.
Mr. Stark has five children and 14 grandkids, dome of which he coached at Highline, including 3 state qualifiers in wrestling. He coached football, wrestling and girls’ softball and was head coach of all three sports at one time. One of his softball teams finished fourth at stated, his wrestling teams won 5 league championships and with the advent of women’s wrestling, had a second place winner at state.
Enjoyment of student successes is a highlight of his career. His advice for you…”Don’t listen to people who say you can’t do it.”
Dave and wife Amy enjoy their large and extended family. He has been active in auto racing throughout the area and can be seen rolling multiple times in one event. Congratulations to longtime teacher and coach.
Coming from a family of nine children, including twin brother Brian, 2007 grad Anthony Watkins competed in football, basketball, and track while at Highline. His advice to current students is to “do everything 120%, the best that you can do.” Living this advice, he became 1st team quarterback, 1st team defensive back and MVP of the Seamount League. Participating in basketball (3 years) and running track were all other accomplishments. Running both hurdle events and all sprint races, he cruised to a best time of 49.8 in the 400 at state. He was offered several football scholarships, eventually selecting Oregon State University, playing 4 years and earning a degree Exercise Science with options in nutrition and fitness. Anthony was student of the year and voted best physique for his class. He enjoyed history in Mr. Dave’s class.
He is currently working on a Master’s degree at the University of Washington and works in the fitness and strength program with the UW football team. He is involved in fitness and other ventures here in Burien and is the husband of our other inductee, Kaitlyn. We are happy to have him accept for her today and welcome 4 year old Kameron and their families.
This 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame inductee and 2007 grad set the Washington State 3A soccer scoring record with 105 goals. Kaitlyn (Heinsohn) Watkins also ran a leg of the 2007 4 x 100 relay. Her accomplishments in soccer earned her 1st team All-State, plater of the week, MVP Seamount Player of the Year, and district championship. While attending the University of Montana in Missoula for four years, her honors in soccer included Rookie of the year as a freshman, and player of the year as a sophomore. Kaitlyn lives in Burien with husband Anthony and four year old Kameron. She is actively employed by the Disney Corporation seeking advancement in the Tech talent area. Her motto for each of you, “Do not be afraid of failure, rely on self-esteem use your qualities, capabilities and remember, age doesn’t matter.”