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Linfield Magazine Spring 2017

Manley to lead Wildcat baseball Stan Manley ’82 has been named head baseball coach effective next season. He will replace Scott Carnahan ’73, who is retiring in June after 26 seasons as baseball coach. Manley served as an assistant to Carnahan beginning last season, working primarily with the infielders and behind the scenes as the program’s recruiting coordinator. Prior to joining the Linfield staff, Manley was a coach at Sheldon High School, leading the Irish to Oregon Class 6A state championships in 2013 and 2015 and five Midwestern League titles. In 14 seasons at the Eugene school, he compiled a win-loss record of 241-140, including a 22-9 record in playoff games. Twice he was named the Class 6A Coach of the Year by the Oregon Schools Activities Association and in 2015 was honored as the ABCA/ Diamond Regional Coach of the Year. Riddle finalist for Gagliardi Trophy Linfield signal caller Sam Riddle ’17, husband and father of two, was runner-up for the 2016 Gagliardi Trophy honoring the best all-around student-athlete in NCAA Division III football. The award, the smallcollege equivalent to the Heisman Trophy, went to St. John’s University linebacker Carter Hanson. college Linfield football coach Joseph Smith ’93 said Riddle is the embodiment of what Division III is about – the holistic person. “He’s a good, strong student, and yet he’s taken the role of being a strong family member, putting his family first,” Smith said. “He’s been there for so many people. I just can’t think of someone more deserving.” RIDDLE BY THE NUMBERS: • 2016 Gagliardi Trophy Runner-Up • 2016 D3Football.com Offensive Player of the Year • 2016 First-Team All-American • 2016 West Region Player of the Year • 2016 Northwest Conference Player of the Year • 2015 Second-Team All-American • 2015 West Region Player of the Year • 2015 Northwest Conference Player of the Year • 30-4 Win-loss record as a starter • 9,617 Career total offensive yards – Linfield Record • 118 Career touchdowns – Linfield Record • 593 Career completions – Linfield Record Spring 2017 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 2 3 embraces Linfield’s proud tradition, and I’m confident that he will be an effective athletic director.” Killgore has served as Linfield’s chair of the Health, Human Performance and Athletics department since 2010 and taught in the department since his arrival in 1989. He coached Linfield track & field and cross country for 21 years and holds a doctorate in exercise physiology and biomedics from Oregon State University. Applying his background in exercise science, Killgore founded AQx Sports Inc., a land- and water-based training and rehabilitation system for athletes. Killgore was named Linfield College’s “Edith Green Distinguished Professor” for 2010 and was recognized as the College/University Physical Education Teacher of the Year for the State of Oregon in 2008. He was inducted into the Linfield Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013. Dallas Edge ’17 registered her second career All-America performance in the 60-meter hurdles in March at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships. Edge placed third overall in 8.70 seconds, providing Linfield with its highest national finish in a women’s indoor running event since Hall of Fame inductee Amber Larsen ’01 took third in the 400 meters in 2001.


Linfield Magazine Spring 2017
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