Doug Dean, from the Class of 1989, was a two-sport athlete at Linfield who earned eight varsity letters in football and track & field.
In track, he was the 1987 Northwest Conference champion in the hammer then later set the school record in the same event with a toss of 178-6 in 1988.
His record in the hammer is currently eighth best all-time in the NWC. He went on to place sixth in his specialty at the 1988 NAIA Track & Field Championships.
In football, Dean was known for his explosiveness and quickness as a defensive tackle. He was a two-time all-Northwest Conference selection.
His defensive coordinator, Jay Locey, described him as “an impact player who makes things happen.” As a senior, he was credited with 29 tackles, six sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery.
He was a member of two NAIA championship teams in 1984 and 1986 and received recognition as a NAIA Academic All-American as a senior.
Today, Dean is defensive coordinator at Southridge High School, working under Brad Mastrud, the defensive coordinator during his prep days at Roseburg High School. Together, they helped guide Southridge to the 2008 Class 6A state championship.