The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Remembering Coach Loomis: Former pupils fondly reflect on mentor, friend


February 15, 2017

The Whitehall area suffered a huge loss Saturday with the passing of longtime coach and educator James Loomis.

The first person elected to the Whitehall High School Athletic Hall of Fame, Loomis is remembered not only for his accolades as a coach, but for the tremendous impact he made on students and the local community.

During a hall of fame ceremony in February of 2016, Loomis was inducted by two of his former wrestlers Shane Shaw and Mike Hedegaard. Earlier this week, the two shared what Loomis meant to them as a person and coach, and also discussed the impact he made throughout the area...

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