Distinguished Alumni Award
Richard Dillon, EOU class of 1971, has a long history of distinguished community, state and national involvement. He is a member of the Idaho Public School Hall of Fame for his 40-year career ranging from educator, to administrator, to the superintendent of schools in Idaho. In addition to leading countless teachers and students throughout the Idaho public school system, Richard is a nationally recognized coach for 56 different teams, holds a 70 percent career win ratio with 35 championships and multiple coach of the year awards. His influence in public school administration is felt throughout the state of Idaho. Eastern is proud to have such a beloved and accomplished alum representing us and one who is most deserving of the Alumni Association’s highest honor.