On Saturday, January 28th, former Raymond High School football coach Doug Makaiwi was inducted into the Washington State Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the WSFCA awards banquet in Sea-Tac.
After finishing up a stellar college football career at Wenatchee Valley C.C. and Central Washington University, Coach Makaiwi started his coaching career as an assistant at Winlock High School. After a few seasons at Winlock, Coach Mak served as an assistant at Raymond for 8 seasons until taking over the head coaching duties in 1983. Over the next 22 seasons, Coach Makaiwi compiled a record of 113-98-1. During that time, Raymond won 6 Pacific League titles and made the state quarterfinal round or better 6 times. The 1993 team, led by his son Kalin, won the state title with a 20-6 victory over Reardan in Kingbowl XVII. After retiring from Raymond, Coach Makaiwi was an assistant at North Kitsap from 2011-2014.
Known for his tough exterior and heart of gold, Mak had a positive influence on hundreds of student-athletes during his coaching career. Coach Makaiwi passed away from cancer in June of 2016.