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VOL. LXIX COUGAR ATHLETIC CLUB NEWSLETTER April. 14th, 2018
The Cougar Athletic Alumni Club Board of Directors is very excited to honor a Cougar
Legend, Marilyn Shriver, today with a tribute to her career as an Escondido Cougar.
In addition, the Chick Embrey Endowment Fund will, at the request of Coach Embrey,
be known as the “Chick Embrey and Marilyn Shriver Endowment”. These two life-long
Cougars have given their lives to positively influence the many students they taught
and coached through their years at Escondido High School.
Shriver, who passed away at age 89 in October 2017, was a 1947 graduate of Escondido
High School. She attended San Diego State College, earning her teaching degree and
came back to teach at Escondido High School in 1953. She spent her entire career
at EHS teaching and coaching before retiring in 1996. She was a main proponent of
girls’ sports becoming CIF sanctioned in San Diego County when Title IX was enacted
in the early 70’s.
Her mentorship of hundreds of young ladies that will forever be her legacy. Away
from teaching and coaching, Shriver was an avid cyclist spending her summers touring
places like France and once rode across the United States with her cycle club. She
was also an accomplished artist, volunteered many hours for various organizations,
and officiated track and field and gymnastics. Enjoy the many stories and tributes
today in honor of a true Escondido legend.
The annual Cougar Warmup, an EHS athletic department fundraising event where the
proceeds are used to purchase new uniforms for all Cougar athletic teams in need,
is scheduled for May 12th.
September 15th is the annual Scholarship Fundraiser golf tournament at Reidy Creek
golf course. Please help fill up all the available slots to generate more funding
for our annual scholarships for Cougar student athletes.
Next meeting is set for July 14th. Cal State San Marcos Track and Cross Country coach
will be the speaker.