Archie began his teaching career in Redmond, Oregon where he taught elementary school, middle school and high school. In fact, he taught some of his student’s at all three levels while in Redmond.
He then moved to Eastern Oregon College where he coached football and track for a number of years. While coaching at Eastern Oregon College he won a league championship in football.
In 1967, Archie left Eastern Oregon College to become the primary Health Education instructor at Sacramento City College. He transferred to Cosumnes River College in the fall of 1970 when the campus opened. At CRC, Archie, again taught Health Education, tennis and coached the women’s tennis team. Early in his career at CRC, he was instrumental in developing a Recreation Majors Program; unfortunately the major was eventually dropped due to low enrollment. While still coaching tennis, Archie then devoted much of his time to the CRC Academic Senate, becoming one of the senate leaders, which had a positive impact on the development of Cosumnes River College.
In 1979, he coached the men’s tennis team and his women’s team won the 1987 Bay Valley Conference Championship. He was known throughout the conference as a coach who got the most out of his players. His strongest supporters were the opposing coaches who felt he did the best job of coaching in the conference.
Archie is remembered at Cosumnes for being a terrific person as well as an outstanding teacher and coach. He worked very hard at every task that was assigned to him. He had a tremendous wit, was fun to be around, and made great contributions to the development of this institution.
Archie Dunsmoor retired from Cosumnes River College in 1987 and move to Oregon. He passed away in 2006.
Hall of Fame 2009