Henry Powers


Hank Powers was an Idaho Graduate in the class of 1925' and is famous for his career of being an athletic director in Twin Falls and one of the most respected coaches in the Magic Valley area.

During his athletic career at Idaho he held the 220 year hurdles record and was a member of the mile relay team. A native of Burley, he started teaching and coaching at Sublette and Albion and then moved to Filer. He coached football, basketball and track. He coached at Twin Falls from 1934 until 1968 As head football coach he had an outstanding record of 94 35 5 from 1934 - 1950. As a track coach he won three "Big Six ' track meets in the same years and had two state track titles to his credit. He served as the first athletic director at Twin Falls, starting in 1950.

He also coached the golf team to six state titles and seven Southern Idaho Conference titles. The annual "Hank Powers Award" is given to the top senior athlete each year at Twin Falls. He was also a charter member of the Idaho Coaches Association and holds Card No. 1. Two years ago he was awarded a special plaque by the Idaho Coaches Association for his outstanding work in coaching throughout his career.

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