|Gar was outstanding in three sports despite, as grid coach Tom Byrne fondly noted, being much faster in his own mind than he was in reality.
In football, he started at end in the "All-State Game" after three years as a Panther standout. Gar received an "All-North Central A League" berth as a junior, and would have repeated as a senior and team co-captain, but the league opted not to make individual selections that year.
Many considered his strongest sport to be basketball. On the court, Gar earned "All-North Central A League" recognition at center as a junior after leading the Panthers in scoring and rebounding. Although limited by an injury sustained during the football season as a senior, he was still a top scorer for the team.
As a tennis player, Gar was an integral part of two conference championship squads and was a member of a pair of district doubles title tandems. In all, he earned nine letters.
Gar went on to play football for two seasons at the University of Washington and baskeball at the University of Americas.
- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.