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By Lee Hughes
Staff reporter 

Doing it for the love of the kids


Last updated 2/13/2020 at 8:24pm

Lee Hughes

Medical Lake High School cross country head coach Gene Blankenship, left, and Mat Maulers Wrestling Club coach Wayne Terry come from different political perspectives, but both share one thing in common: the open and outward expression of love they share with their athletes that pays dividends in relationships and life.

MEDICAL LAKE - The two men are diametric opposites.

The first is a one-armed, self-described liberal non-conformist hippy running coach, the other a retired Air Force chief master sergeant, traditionalist conservative business owner and national hall of fame wrestling coach.

In this age of extreme social and political polarity, it would seem unlikely that Medical Lake High School head cross-country and track coach Gene Blankenship and Mat Maulers Wrestling Club coach Wayne Terry would have anything in common.

Yet they do, and that one commonality has proved a receipt for lasting success...

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