Friday, May 12, 2017

John Katica

John Anthony "Catfoot Johnny" Katica


Born:
November 5, 1918
Seattle, WA

Died:
May 5, 2000
Freeland, WA


Career
1937-38 O'Dea High School - Seattle, Washington (High School)
1939-40 St. Martn's College - Lacey, Washington (College)
1940-41 St. Martn's College - Lacey, Washington (College)
1941-42 St. Martn's College - Lacey, Washington (College)
1944-45 O'Dea High School - Seattle, Washington (High School) Head coach
1944-45 Alpine Dairy - Seattle (Independent)
1946-47 Seattle Blue Devils (PCBL)
1947-48 Tacoma Mountaineers (PCBL)

Born to Yugoslavian immigrants John and Katherine Katica, Johnny set scoring records at St. Martin before entering the U.S. Army for World War 2. He coached at O'Dea HS and played two pro seasons in the PCBL.

He married Mary Brownfield in 1942 and they had two sons.

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