Donna Boyd, an outstanding softball player at CCS from 1986-1988 for Head Coach Jerry Skaife. Donna was an excellent softball pitcher who led Spokane to the 1987-88 NWAACC title with her pitching performances. Recruited from Inchelium (Washington) HS by Coach Skaife who recognized her potential to become one of the best softball pitchers ever at CCS and in the NWAACC. She was Spokane’s MVP in 1988 for her pitching performance while helping Spokane win the NWAACC Softball Championship. An All Region and All Conference selection with a 22-2 pitching record with a 0.35 ERA in 1988, Donna had an 0.65 ERA and 38-8 record in her two-year career at CCS. Donna continued her softball career at Eastern Washington University before she took a position with a Native American leadership group.
This team won the NWAACC Softball Championship under the leadership of Head Coach Jerry Skaife, who was named the 1988 NWAACC Coach of the Year. The 1987-88 team was 27-1 in league play in winning their region and 36-3 for the season. Donna Boyd was Spokane’s MVP for her pitching performance in the NWAACC Championship tournament and had a 22-2 season record. Another outstanding player was Kristi Kuntz who was the hitting star that year with 38 RBI’s and was named to the NWAACC All Tournament First Team. Renee Demelo was the other pitching standout with a 15-1 record and a .55 ERA. Elaina Bohlman was voted the MVP of the NWAACC Northern Region as she led the team in with six stolen bases and had a .407 batting average for the year. Crystal Benson, Gina Cacchiotti, Denise Kelly and Kristi Kuntz were all named to the NWAACC All Tournament team at the end of the championship run by Spokane. Rosanna Bostrom, Kathey Davis, Tanya DeGeest, Mary Giannandrea, Teresa Hansen, Shannon Horn, Kim Staggs and Kris Wells were all outstanding softball athletes who also competed on this championship team.
Jerry was an outstanding basketball player at Rogers High School where he earned All-City and All-State honors. He attended Columbia Basin College where he was named NWAACC All-Conference as a player on CBC’s NWAACC Championship teams in 1963 and 1964. He transferred to the University of Idaho and took Big Sky All-Conference honors for two more consecutive seasons. In 1968, he was selected to the AAU All-American First Team and invited to the Olympic trials in Colorado Springs. After coaching high school basketball for several years, Skaife came to Spokane Falls Community College in 1976 as head men’s basketball coach. When the two Spokane schools combined their programs in 1978, he assisted the CCS men's team for two seasons and the women's for five more. Spokane’s women won NWAACC titles in 1983 and 1984 with the help of assistant coach Jerry Skaife. Jerry became CCS's softball coach when the program started in 1985 and led them to the NWAACC tournament in each of their first 13 seasons, capturing three NWAACC Championships and finishing runner-up three times. The Sasquatch compiled a 270-72 record in league play and he was selected NWAACC Coach of the Year five times during his tenure. Skaife served ten years as the SFCC Physical Education Department Chair and is a member of the CCS and NWAACC Halls of Fame.