Prep Sports Weekly for Thursday April 15th paid tribute to longtime Everett Public Schools Director of Athletics, Robert Polk, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly last weekend.

Segment #1 featured Everett Public School Superintendent Dr. Ian Saltzman and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Peter Scott.

We then went from the EPS Administrators to EPS coaches as Jackson High School Boys Basketball Head Coach Steve Johnson and Everett High School/Evergreen Middle School Football/Wrestling/Track & Field Coach Brien Elliott joined us for Segment #2.

Two members of the Snohomish County Basketball Officials Association (SCBBO), Garrett Galbreath and Chris Soterakopoulis were featured in Segment #3 to talk about Polk’s love of officiating.  Polk was the current President of the Association at the time of his passing.

The final segment featured an interview with current Edmonds School District Athletic Director Julie Stroncek and former Marsyville School District Athletic Director Greg Erickson.

Everett Public Schools Superintendent- Dr. Ian Saltzman


Everett Public Schools Deputy Superintendent- Dr. Peter Scott


Jackson Boys Basketball Head Coach Steve Johnson, joined by family member Wilson.


Everett High School/Evergreen Middle School Multi Sports Coach, Brien Elliott


Local basketball official Chris Soterakopoulis (left) along with his friend/mentor Robert Polk


Local basketball officials Garrett Galbreath (left), along with Robert Polk (facing the camera) and Mike DeLong (back to camera).


Edmonds School District Athletic Director, Julie Stroncek.


Retired Marysville School District Athletic Director, Greg Erickson.

Tom Lafferty is the Sports Director at KRKO/KKXA Radio. He is a member of the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame; the Snohomish High School Hall of Fame; the recipient of the Dave Duvall Award from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association District One and the Joe Martin Award for Service to baseball's Northwest League. Tom Lafferty & Steve Willits are co-hosts of Prep Sports Weekly, Thursdays at 7 pm on KRKO.