Chuck McAninch Chuck McAninch was a football standout for Everett High School in Washington, earning High School All American recognition. He then represented Humboldt State on the field and went on to a decadeslong career in coaching and public school administration. "I consider myself very fortunate to have spent my entire life doing something I wanted to do, working to grow upstanding young men through sport," Chuck shared when accepting induction into the Humboldt State University Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. Charles F. McAninch, 81, formerly of Visalia and Porterville, died quietly Tuesday afternoon in Chico, CA. from complications with Parkinson's disease. His daughter Kelli Moulton was by his side. Chuck was a High School All American, Man of the Year and recipient of many athletic honors as a 1952 Everett High School, Everett WA. graduate. After one year at the University of Washington, Chuck chose to continue his football career at Humboldt State University where he was an All-American and All-Conference player for both offense and defense. Chuck was later honored as a Lumberjack Sports Hall of Fame recipient in 2005. After college, he began his coaching career in Southern California, moving in 1961 to Excelsior High School in the Norwalk-LaMirada Unified School District. Chuck accepted the head coaching position of Norwalk High School and led the Lancers to their 1977 CIF State Championship. After a full career in coaching Chuck was tapped to lead Templeton High School Templeton, CA. as principal. He finished out his administrative career as Principal at Monache High School in Porterville, CA. retiring in 1995. After retirement from the school business, Chuck supported his wife Becky and the family business, JRU in the San Joaquin Valley. Chuck was a dynamic member of the Porterville and later Visalia community; an active Rotarian, business owner and member of the First Assembly of God Church in Visalia. Chuck McAninch is survived by daughters Teri Duplass and husband John of Woodinville, WA; Junell Lawrence and husband Tony of Chico, CA; and Kelli Moulton and husband Mark of Hereford, TX; and Lorre McAninch. Six grandchildren and three great grandchildren will miss their Grandpa Chuck. Chuck was a faithful man, his friends and family are comforted in 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on July 5, 2014