Dave Wong '81
Dave Wong '81
Title: Athlete
Year: 1981
Team: Baseball, Football
Induction: 1996

David Wong lettered four years in football and three in baseball at Willamette. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 198 and played five minor league seasons, twice being named to all-star teams. Wong returned to the Pacific Northwest and graduated from Willamette in 1986. Before being drafted, Wong had three stellar collegiate seasons in football and baseball. In football, he was a two time, first-team all-Northwest Conference and NAIA District II defensive end. In 1979, he was the District Player of the Year and first-team NAIA All-American pick. In baseball, Wong was a first-team all-Conference and all-District pitcher three times, winning 19 games and posting a 2.42 ERA during that span. Wong has been Willamette's head baseball coach since 1991, with four of his six teams qualifying for post- season tournaments.