| Mary Hines |
Lester Wood | Jack Segurson
|William Duffen |
DUFFEN, William A., passed away June
13, 2010. Born April 13, 1907 in Kansas City, MO. Preceded by wife, Helena.
Retired TUSD High School Teacher, trained archaeologist, enjoyed genealogy,
active Masonic for over 75 years and a Shriner. Masonic Service by Lodge #4.
made history come alive," says Foley, who graduated from Catalina High
School in 1967. Among the teaching aids Duffen employed were old rifles,
maps and photos, particularly of the Civil War era, as well as letters from
I always remember he told us about how he had run for Congress -- who
knew a teacher could do such a thing? I wrote him last year
before the reunion, sending him something historical I had written, and got
a reply by email!! He had an Apple. George Roth
William Duffen - Social Studies
Bill, also was the tennis coach at THS in 1952.
SEGURSON, John "Jack", 90, died January 12, 2008.
Survived by son, Frank Segurson Campello; three grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren. Mr. Segurson served in the U.S. Navy and P.E. coach
at CHS, was a retired wrestling coach with TUSD. Memorial Mass, 10:30 A.M.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1800 N. Camino Pio Decimo. The family suggests contributions in Jack's name be made to
the Nature Conservancy of Arizona, 1510 E. Ft. Lowell Rd., Tucson, AZ
85719. Arrangements by BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
I figgered it out. When you first ask for the article, they put a cookie
in your PC like so many sites do so that they know you viewed the
article. So, the next time you visit it will ask for you to subscribe
because it saw in the cookie you had already visited. So, if I go to
options and delete my cookies then it looks like I am a first time visitor
and it wont ask me to subscribe.... although it is free. Clear as mud?
Mr. Segurson is the coach who said, " Jack, I think you're a natural for
the sidehorse." After a tryout for Catalina's new gymnastic team in
the Tucson High gym. Well, the rest is history. I got to join
the Varsity Letterman's Club. Majored for two years.
webmaster, Jack Wojnowski
He taught at Catalina from '58-'62...leaving in '62 to
return to North Carolina...where my mother's family was living. He did not
get back into teaching in NC but went into the "new field" of
data-processing…..computers. He became a programmer and later President of a
computer center. He briefly got back into teaching for a couple of years but
things had changed a lot from the 50s so he decided to stay with the world
of data-processing. He and my mother were living in North Carolina until a
couple years ago. Thanks Again, Mike Wood 801-764-0660
1927 - 2009
Coaching legend enjoys seeing ex-players coach:
By Chris Davis, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona |
Nearly 20 years after retiring as Catalina's girls
volleyball coach, Mary Hines continues to return to the Trojans' gymnasium, that Hines once patrolled bears her name, for big matches. Only now, two of her former players - Heather
Moore-Martin and Juanita Kingston - coach the boys volleyball teams at
Catalina and Rincon/University.
There is a strong
possibility Hines, 76, will be in the stands when the 4A Sonoran Regional
tournament begins today at Catalina, especially because there is a slight
possibility that Rincon and Catalina could face each other later in the
bracket. "I always try to come when they play each other," Hines said.
"It's a big thrill, especially to watch them. What's neater for a coach
than to watch former players coaching?" Though Hines' name is not
likely to ring a bell among today's players, their coaches tell a
different story. Hines recalls more than 15 of her players who have
coached at various times, including Kelley McKee, who is the head women's
coach at the University of New Mexico. At one point, Hines said nine
former players were coaching throughout town at the same time. Kingston
said she is not surprised that so many ex-players followed in Hines'
footsteps. "That's not by accident," Kingston said. "She instilled
the love of the game in us. We not only played, we loved to play. That's
why I think there are so many former players who are still attached to the
game." For a time early in Hines' career, love was all Hines and her
players had. Volleyball was not recognized as an interscholastic girls
sport until 1968. There were no officials to call games, no state
tournaments and instead of uniforms, many of Hines' players wore what she
described as "blue romper jumpsuits." Once it became an interscholastic
sport - the first girls team sport to earn such a distinction - Catalina
responded by reaching the Class 5A state championship match in 1968. The
Trojans took the 4A state title in 1972, Kingston's senior year, and added
another state title in 1984. By the time Hines retired a year later, she
had amassed a career record of 215-27. She was named coach of the year in
1985 by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association.
Strategically, Hines coached ahead of the curve and was one of the first
local coaches to promote a pass, set, hit approach to the game. At the
time, her strategy went against the popular one-hit strategy. "In
the early days, that's what a lot of teams did," Hines said. "If you
knocked it back over, you had no offense and you'd be giving everyone a
free ball." But more importantly, Hines helped shape the careers of
a number of future coaches. She helped spur Kingston's nomination for
Catalina's student-athlete representative during the 1972-73 school year.
It was a gender-first for Southern Arizona prep sports, as no other female
had ever been nominated for the post. "It was an era where there were some
changes, and she was part of that," Kingston said. "It became OK for a
girl to become an athlete." Kingston credited Hines' ability to motivate
as a key coaching tool. "She was a master at motivating each person,"
Kingston said. "She knew which kids to ignore and which kids to yell at,
and there aren't a lot of coaches who can do that. "Having played for her
and coached myself, I wish I could do what she did." Moore-Martin,
currently Catalina's boys coach, played at the end of Hines' coaching
career and said she sees much of Hines' coaching style in her own
approach. "She's a living legend in Tucson athletics," Moore-Martin said.
"Mary's intensity and love for the game had a huge impact on the players
that came through."