C.W. Totten


C.W. started his High School sports career in Coeur d'Alene in 1946 where he played football, basketball and lettered in golf as a freshman. During his sophomore season of 1947- 1948 C. W. played varsity football and varsity basketball on a team that lost only two games in the regular season.

He also continued his budding golf career. As a junior he was the starting guard that won the State championship by defeating Burley in Pocatello. His varsity football team won its 4th straight undefeated conference championship. C.W. continued his winning ways in his senior year playing both varsity football and basketball starting on both teams and always given the duty on checking the other teams leading scorer in basketball.

C.W. continued on at Boise Junior College in 1950 through 1952. He lead the basketball team in scoring both years averaging 15 and 18 points per game. C. W. was named to the all tournament team both years and had a career high 39 points in a win over Weber JC in Boise. He also played golf at BJC.

1952 through 1954 saw C. W. continue his sports career at the University of Idaho where he was the defensive stopper for the Vandals. His biggest thrill was making a free throw at Pullman in the last seconds of the game to beat WSU by one point.

C. W. began his coaching career in Coeur d'Alene working under Hall of Famer Elmer Jordan as a freshman basketball coach. He wanted his own program so he moved to Winchester, Idaho. In 1957 he moved to Post Falls where he was the athletic director, football and basketball coach. At Post Falls and under the direction of C.W. the basketball team was 2nd at State in 1962 and won State Championships in 1963 and 1964 with a record of 49 wins and 4 losses. He also guided the 1964 track team to a State Championship in 1964.

C.W. moved to Helgate High in Missoula for the 1964 through 1966 seasons, where his basketball team took 2nd at the State Tournament in 1966. He returned to Post Falls in 1967 and finished his coaching career with stops at Kelso from 1970 through 1976 and Evergreen in Vancouver, Washington from 1977 through 1984. He enjoyed great success wherever he went.

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