Cascade High legend earns recognition

Bob Davidshofer, Cascade’s long-time cross country coach, recently received a national honor. He received the Carey E. McDonald National Citation Award at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) convention in Bismarck, N.D., June 25.

During his tenure in Cascade, Davidshofer has coached his teams to 15 cross country state titles, was a National Coach of the Year in 1996, was inducted into the National Hall of Fame in 2011 and has been a member of the National Board of Directors for 14 years.

Davidshofer was honored to receive the award. “It was a very humbling experience to receive one of the highest awards that the National Executive Committee of the National High School Athletic Coaches Association can give to an individual. It was an award that meant very much to me,” he said.

According to a release, “the award is given in years when, in the opinion of the National Executive Committee, the Association has an opportunity to recognize those persons of national renown who have made a unique contribution to high school, amateur or professional sports and/or coaching professional either as an individual or in a leadership role of a national organization or other group entity.”

The award is named in honor of Carey E. McDonald, the NHSACA president from 1966-67 and NHSACA executive directory from 1973-88.