08-02-2010IN THE NEWS

Nick Robertson  inducted Oregon Hall of Fame 


Nick Robertson's career achievements over 41 years (1964-2005) as a head coach of boy’s high school basketball ranks him as probably the most successful Oregon high school basketball coach of all time.  

During his 41 years he coached at Sandy, Franklin, McMinnville, and Beaverton high schools, and won 699 games which is second in career wins for State of Oregon coaches.  

His teams won 16 state tournaments trophies: two 1st. two 2nd, three 3rds, three 4ths, three 5ths, two 6th, and one 7th. His two state championships were at McMinnville in 1979 and Beaverton in 1998 . Overall,  his teams appeared in the state tournament 25 times, a record of achievement that very few coaches can beat.  

His Beaverton teams won 10 metro titles in 22 years, 5 in a row 1994 to 1998. His McMinnville teams won 39 consecutive games 1978-80, a State of Oregon record for large school classification.  

He was the Wilco, Coast-Valley, and the Metro league coach of the year numerous times, the State of Oregon coach of the Year twice and the National High School (NASACA) region 7 Coach of the Year in 1994.  

Nick coached such outstanding Division 1 athletes as Charlie Sittion, Bill Krueger, Chris Wrinkler, Anthony Taylor, Jordy Lyden and Ron Grady.  

He was head coach of the McDonalds 1980 All American Game and the McDonalds Capital Classic. He served as the USA Olympic Festival assistant coach in 1987, and was USA Olympic Training coach in 2000.  

Nick co-founded Les Schwab Holiday Invitational Tournament in 1996 and remains active in what has become one of the most prestigious high school holiday basketball tournaments in the country. He co-founded in 1995 and is still the game director of the Northwest Shootout, a challenge game between the State of Oregon and Washington all star teams., with the proceeds going to the MAC Foundation for underprivileged athletes development. He was also the co-founder and coach of the BCO Oregon prep all-stars summer teams for 23 years 1970-2002.  

He is currently on the steering committee for the “Trail Blazer Jam” for Oregon Special Olympics 2007, a member of the Trail Blazer Advisory Board and Multnomah Athletic Club Basketball camp director for the last 21 years. Co-Founder of Competitive Edge Elite Ballers youth exposure camp for Oregon’s top 6th,7th and 8th graders