Monday, February 20, 2017

Steve Teal, former long-time Linfield football team doctor, dies Feb. 17, 2017

Story below based on obituary from Macy and Son and information from other sources.

Dr. Stephen Teal, M.D.

Aug 17, 1943 - Feb 17, 2017

Stephen Wiley Teal was born in Champaign/Urbana, Ill., to Ray and Marion Teal.

In 1950, his parents moved with their young sons Steve and Dave to Corvallis from the Teal family farm in Illinois' DeWitt County.

It was an idyllic time growing up in Corvallis. Steve and friends roamed their neighborhood looking for after-school ball games. His interest in sports stayed with him through life as he eventually became an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician.

Steve graduated from Corvallis High School in 1961 and from Oregon State University in 1965.

In June 1968, he earned his doctor of medicine degree when he graduated from the University of Oregon Medical School (now the OHSU School of Medicine) in Portland.

His post-graduate work was (internship) July 1968-June 1969 at San Bernardino, Calif., County General Hospital, and (residencies) July 1969-December 1972 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kan., and January 1973-June 1973 at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver.

In Denver he was associate team physician of the Denver Broncos professional football team in 1973.
In 1973, Steve and his first wife, Judie, moved to McMinnville.

In 1974, his orthopedic surgery private medical practice in McMinnville opened.

In McMinnville, he served as volunteer physician for Linfield College football for 30-plus years before retiring in December 2005. Later he was Linfield home football game public address announcer at the college's Maxwell Field/Memorial Stadium/Catdome.

Steve and his wife Ann spent as much time as possible in Sunriver hiking, biking, and kayaking. Steve also golfed and skied at every opportunity. He enjoyed Michelbook Country Club and had an ongoing interest in the performing arts in McMinnville.

Learn more about Steve Teal’s background in a story posted Sept. 4, 2014, at Wildcatville:

He is survived by Ann, his wife of 25 years; brother David (Nancy); son Michael and daughter Hollie Teal; stepsons Collin Teal (Trisha) and Brad Lee; step-grandchildren Hannah, Trevin, Madeline, and Grace; nephew Brian (Christy) and niece Robin (Jim) Arnold.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 25, 2017, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 822 W. 2nd St. McMinnville. Remembrances may be made to St. Barnabas or a favorite charity.

A Linfield Sports Info news release of Nov. 22, 2014, said before the opening kickoff of the Chapman at Linfield football NCAA playoff game on the same day, a tribute to Linfield football player Parker Moore was "read by public address announcer Stephen Teal followed by a moment of silence. A similar tribune was afforded Moore at all 15 of the other NCAA Division III football playoffs" that day.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

OSU Beavers women's basketball team serenades McMinnville's Lois Mills, Linfield grad

Text and photos below from Facebook posting Feb. 12, 2017, about Lois Christensen Mills, Linfield Class of 1948, by her daughter, Marianne Mills, Linfield Class of 1972. Both (show posing side-by-side in one of the photos) live in McMinnville. Lois’ 90th birthday is Feb. 19. They are big time OSU Beavers fans and were at the Feb. 12, 2012, afternoon women’s basketball game at Gill Coliseum. OSU won 68-61 over UCLA. Marianne’s posting said, “What a great start for my mom's 90th birthday OSU win over UCLA and a birthday serenade from the team! What terrific young women!”

Read about Lois and Marianne here:

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Ad Rutschman YouTube postings

Linfield College Oral History Interview With Coach Ad Rutschman 10/21/2015

Coach Ad Rutschman has had many roles at Linfield College. First as a Linfield graduate, then as a football and baseball coach, and later the athletic director. Under his coaching Linfield College went on to win three NAIA Division II national championships in football and one NAIA national championship in baseball. This interview takes place in the Jereld R. Nicholson Library's Austin Reading Room. Topics covered include Rutschman's path to becoming a college coach, his "Make a Plan" speech, and his thoughts on the evolution of athletics at the college level. Interview Oct. 21, 2015. Published  Oct 27, 2015.


The Art of Coach Ad Rutschman 10/2012

Ad Rutschman, Linfield College graduate and former student-athlete at the college, was head football coach of the Linfield Wildcats, 1968-1991. Linfield College of McMinnville, Oregon, is a member of the Northwest Conference. Wildcatville video created 10/1/2010. Final editing/posting 10/4/2012.


Ad Rutschman Motivational Address 6/17/2008

Part 1 of 2 parts

Coach Ad Rutschman motivational speech at Linfield 2008 Summer Football Camp. 6/17/2008.

Part 2 of 2 parts

Coach Ad Rutschman motivational speech at Linfield 2008 Summer Football Camp. 6/17/2008.

College Hall Of Fame member and Linfield Legend, Ad Rutschman, addresses the 2008 Linfield Football Summer Camp. Coach Rutschman retired after the 1991 season after leading Linfield to 32 straight winning seasons and winning 3 NAIA National Titles and another NAIA title as head baseball coach of the 'Cats in 1971.


Rutschman Reunion at Linfield College 6/4/2016

Annual summer reunion. This one held in Riley Hall on Linfield campus.


Ad Rutschman annual reunion at Golden Valley in McMinnville 6/1/2013


Ad Rutschman Hilhi 'Hall of Achievement' 10/1/2016


Ad Rutschman photos included in Linfield football practice video 9/4/2013


Ad Rutschman: Linfield wINS 1984 NAIA National Football TITLE

On Saturday, Dec. 8, 1984, Linfield defeated Northwestern (Iowa), 33-22, for the NAIA 1984 national football championship at McMinnville (Oregon) High School's Wortman Stadium. This video (appx 3:14 converted from silent Super 8 film) shows game action and after game celebrating.