1985 Chugiak High grad inducted into Hall of Fame


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Ed Blahous Jr., left, receives his Alaska High School Sports Hall of Fame plaque from his father, Ed Blahous Sr., during an induction ceremony held Aug. 4. The elder Blahous was elected to the Hall in 2012.

Photo courtesy Ed Blahous Sr.

What makes standout Chugiak High athletes?

Their fathers, apparently.

A four-year varsity soccer player, 1985 graduate Ed Blahous Jr. was inducted into the Alaska High School Hall of Fame on Aug. 4, joining his father, Ed Blahous Sr., who was inducted as a soccer coach last year.

Chugiak’s Tom Huffer Sr. and Tom Huffer Jr. are also on the list of father-son inductees.

Blahous Sr., who coached Chugiak soccer for two decades — 18 as head coach — presented his son the award during the induction ceremony at the Millennium Hotel in Anchorage.

“It was a lot of fun,” Blahous Sr. said.

This marks the third straight year at least one person from Chugiak has been inducted.

Blahous Jr., 46, earned varsity letters in soccer, basketball and football. His prowess on the pitch helped lead the Mustangs to three state titles in 1983-85.

Blahous Jr., a three-time All-Cook Inlet Conference selection, went on to play soccer at Seattle Pacific University where he won an NCAA Division II national championship.

Blahous Jr. now lives in Seattle and is the chief podiatrist at the Seattle Sports Medicine Clinic.

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