The Alaska School Activities Association announced that Craig Jung and John Andrews are among the 11 individuals and one corporation that will be inducted into the Alaska High School Hall of Fame on Aug. 5 at 5 p.m. in the Howard Rock Ballroom at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel in Anchorage. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.
According to ASAA, Jung began teaching science and coaching girls basketball at Kenai Central in 1976. He would go on to coach 23 years, nabbing Region III Coach of the Year honors four times. He earned the 4A Coach of the Year award in 1991, when the Kards won the state title.
“Craig was an intense coach, quick to correct but just as quick to congratulate,” ASAA wrote. “His players thrived under his coaching style. He serves as a well-respected role model today.”
Jung retired from the school district in 1999, but continues to give back by volunteering at KCHS.
Andrews made a big impact on the Kenai Peninsula when he served as the athletic administrator at Skyview High School. He served as tournament director for 21 regional tournaments and four state tournaments.
He also served as board member and secretary of the Kenai Peninsula School Activities Association, president of the Kenai Volleyball Association, secretary/treasurer of Region III and received the “Golden Apple Award” for outstanding contribution to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District by the school board in 2001.
He also served as a coach for 16 years and officiated volleyball for 21 years.
After retiring from KPBSD in 2001, he served as ASAA’s Director of Special Events before retiring from that position in 2010.
“John Andrews is often known as the detail man,” ASAA wrote. “His attention to the complexities of administering athletic and activity events is legendary.”