Monday, June 5, 2017

Irv Leifer

Irvin Thurman Leifer, Jr.


Born:
February 2, 1923
Sunset, WA

Died:
February 26, 2016
Issaquah, WA


Career
Pine City High School - Washington (High School)
Pine City High School - Washington (High School)
1942-43 Eastern Washington College (College)
1943-44 Eastern Washington College (College)
1945-46 Eastern Washington College (College)
1946-47 Eastern Washington College (College)
1947-48 Tacoma Mountaineers (PCBL)
1947-48 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach
1948-49 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach
1949-50 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach 
1950-51 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach
1951-52 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach 
1952-53 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach
1953-54 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach 
1954-55 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach
1955-56 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach 
1956-57 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach
1957-58 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach 
1958-59 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach
1959-60 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach 
1960-61 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach
1961-62 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach 
1962-63 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach
1963-64 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach 
1964-65 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach
1965-66 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach 
1966-67 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach
1967-68 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach 
1968-69 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach
1969-70 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach 
1970-71 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach
1971-72 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach 
1972-73 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach
1973-74 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach 
1974-75 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach
1975-76 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach 
1976-77 Renton High School - Washington (High School) Head coach

After starring at Pine City HS, Leifer went to Eastern Washington, with some time spent in the USMC during World War 2. He played pro basketball for the Tacoma Mountaineers of the Pacific Coast League, but is best known for his thirty years as the head coach at Renton High School, winning the state championship four times.

He married Dorothy Frazier (d. 2008) in 1948 and they had three sons.

Source:
Obituary, Renton Reporter, March 3, 2016
Obituary, Seattle Times, March 2, 2016


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