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Warrior memories: Warrior coach Dave Bokor

Dave Bokor has contributed to Del Norte High School athletics in many ways during the past 22 years.

Dave is a 1979 graduate of Rogue River High School in Oregon. While at Rogue River he participated in football, basketball, track, cross country and wrestling. After graduation Dave became an Oregon State Beaver, and like most Beaver grads is orange and black through and through.

During recent years though he has taken on a lot of blue and gold of the Warriors. While at Oregon State Dave was an agriculture major and a math minor. At the start of the 1987-88 school year he came to Del Norte as the high school Ag teacher.

He immediately became an assistant wrestling coach to Lewis Nova. While working with coach Nova the Warrior wrestling team was able to place third at the section championships twice. In 2000 Dave’s first year as the head coach, he led the Warriors to their only section championship in wrestling.

He has also coached in the cross country program, and has been very successful as an assistant to Terry Vance and then Scott Lindsay in the track programs. The track team needed someone to help our pole vaulters. Dave attended clinics on vaulting to learn the techniques needed to become successful pole vaulters.

With Dave's help, Kelsy Hintz and Taylor Duncan both became multiple qualifiers to the California State track meet and both earned scholarships to Division 1 schools as a result of their vaulting skills.

Dave has a quality that is essential to successful coaching, in that he can break down all the little details that need to be developed to reach success in an event. Dave also served three years as the director of athletics.

He did an excellent job, but he said the fact that we had such quality coaches in all our programs made his experience such a pleasure.

Dave is very quick to point out that the tremendous support from Warrior parents and fans  made his coaching experiences so much fun and so successful.

The Warrior family is very special. Dave is now teaching math at the high school, a subject that has always been his favorite. Thank you Dave for what you do for our youth.

Dick Trone writes on his reflections and the history of Del Norte High Warrior sports. Trone, who played football for the Warriors, had an illustrious  career on the gridiron at Humboldt State University. Trone was head football coach at Del Norte High for a number of years before retiring.

 

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