Oregon Hall of Fame Coaching Staff
Hall of Fame Inductee
|Position:||Hall of Fame Inductee|
|Other Position:||2002 Inductee, Athletic Trainer (1931-42, 1950-67)|
Hired by Bill Hayward as an assistant trainer in 1931, “Two Gun” Officer assumed the role as the school’s head trainer for all sports from 1937 through 1967 with the exception of a seven-year hiatus for a stint in the Navy (1942-49). In the days prior collegiate programs employing large coaching staffs, he often served as a counselor, psychologist, friend and a father to athletes who often viewed him as being more influential than their own coaches. The level of respect he held within the athletics department was epitomized when the football team established an annual award in his name in 1970 to recognize the player who makes the greatest contribution to the team’s success despite physical adversity.