Douglas Herbert McLean passed away peacefully Aug. 10, 2017, at the home of longtime friends, Curt and Menona Huntley of Vader, Wash. He was born July 4, 1939.
Doug was a husband, teacher, coach, stepfather, grandfather, Mariners fan and an amazing friend.
He was born in Regina, Canada, but lived most of his life in Washington State. Upon retirement, he moved to Arizona to enjoy the sunshine and the Mariners.
Doug was an avid basketball and baseball player, later coaching both sports. He played at Everett Community College, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame and continued his basketball career at Central Washington University, where he again was inducted into the Hall of Fame, and received the honor of most inspirational player. He loved sports, but moreover, he loved his players and students. Doug started his teaching and coaching career in Boistfort and went onto coach in Ritzville, where they won a state title. He also coached in Winlock, Napavine and Toutle Lake, then again, coaching in his retirement, in Arizona.
Although, Doug never had children of his own, he loved his athletes and students as his own, and they loved him. His influence will last for generations to come.
Doug was preceded in death by his wife, Kay. Survivors include his stepchildren, Chrys White of Winlock, Dorna Musgrove of the Portland area, Cindy Malarz of Winlock and Mark Musgrove of Littleton, Colo.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Aug. 19, 2017, at Vader Assembly of God in Vader, Wash.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice, 3432 S. Bay Rd. NE, Olympia, WA 98506.