Edited from the Register-Guard Sports Section: Prep digest
Original article appeared October 30, 2001


The Oregon High School Baseball Coaches Association inducted six people into its hall of fame Saturday, November 3rd. Those enshrined for 2001 included Floyd Ogden, Bob Brockman, Forrest "Frosty" Loghry, Dave Steen and the late Bill "Pop" Rannow.

Ogden coached baseball at the high school and collegiate levels from 1957 to 1982. He finished his career with 381 wins, six conference titles, seven trips to the state tournament, and one state championship.

Ogden spent 19 of those seasons as head coach at Willamette High School. The baseball field at Willamette was named Floyd Ogden Field in 1985. He also served as an assistant coach at the University of Oregon and Lane Community College.

Ogden, the current president of the Eugene Men's Senior Baseball League, played four years of professional baseball and was a pro scout for 14 years.

He received all-city and all-state honors at Seattle's Broadway High School from 1943-46 and Garfield High in 1947. Ogden also was an all-league player at Western Washington in 1948 and Seattle University in 1949.

He was a catcher in the St. Louis Browns organization during the 1953 and '54 seasons.

Under his guidance as a coach, 39 youngsters received college scholarships, seven signed pro contracts and six became high school baseball coaches.

"Baseball has been my life for 55 years," Ogden said. "It's a great honor to be nominated and elected for this distinguished group. It's a lifetime dream."

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