Wenatchee High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Lee Bofto
COACH Football and Softball 1965-1987
When the University of Montana grad came to WHS in 1965, he applied an impressive organizational ability to the Panther football program. Coach Bofto's teams were noted for being extremely well prepared and won 75% of their games in amassing a 143-49-3 record from 1965-84. Under his guidance, the Panthers claimed state championships in 1970 and '71, and won nine Big 9 titles to be considered the preeminent prep grid power in the state during the 1970s. Bofto's squads won 54 straight Big 9 contests and put together a 26 game winning streak in 1969-72. He was named Big 9 "Coach of the Year" nine times, Washington state football "Coach of the Year" four times and head coach of the 1980 State All-Star Game. Lee was named "NCW Coach-of-the-Year" in 1973. He is a member of the Washington State Football Coaches Hall of Fame.

Coach Bofto also developed the girls softball program from 1979-87. His diamond squads won four league titles and made an equal number of state tournament appearances as the Panthers compiled a 167-49 record. Lee was Big 9 softball "Coach of the Year" four times.

- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.