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.

  • "He 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 soldiers.” 

  • 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.
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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.  ur humble 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 | Published: 5/3/2005

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."



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