Clay Huntington Sports Communications Scholarship

Clay Huntington may have been the youngest sportswriter and sportscaster in Tacoma’s history. He started while in Lincoln High School, working for the Tacoma Times and KMO radio, and he continued while attending the College of Puget Sound. He was one of the founders of the Tacoma Athletic Commission, the first voice of the Tacoma Tigers when professional baseball returned to Tacoma in 1946 and also broadcast Tacoma Rockets hockey games from 1946-53.

A former Pierce County Commissioner and founder of the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame, Clay owns radio station KLAY, one of the last stations still covering Tacoma high school and college sports in addition to Tacoma’s professional teams.

The Clay Huntington Scholarship Award is a TAC effort, dedicated in Clay’s name, to assist deserving local high school and college students in their pursuit of broadcasting or journalism at the post-secondary institution of their choice.


The 2023 Scholarship application will open in Spring of 2023.

Click here to see a full list of prior year's recipients.