Gib Gilmore (2009 Athletics Award)

Gib Gilmore, Class of 1965, has been chosen for induction into the North Salem High School Hall of Fame’s 2009 Class in the category of Athletics. Gilmore was a three-sport athlete both at North Salem High School and later at Willamette University, lettering in football, basketball, and baseball. He was named All-State quarterback in 1964, a year when he led North’s most celebrated football team. While at Willamette, Gilmore was both drafted by the New York Yankees and invited for a tryout with the Dallas Cowboys. His record of 51 passes caught in a season stood for 22 years. He still is co-holder of the Willamette record of four touchdown catches in a game. He was a Little-All-American honorable mention in 1968, an award he repeated in baseball, hitting .410 as a junior center fielder. He has excelled in handball, winning the national 35-and-over singles championship in 1985. A local dentist, Gilmore has remained an active supporter of the North Salem community.