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  • After an 0-5 start to the season, nobody could have figured 1989 would have a historic finish for the Delta College men's basketball team. But the Pioneers put it all together and went all the way, capturing the school's first National Junior College Athletic Association championship.

    The team had a Bay County touch to it, with head coach Mike LaRose and assistant Jim Deming along with players Paul Hardy and Todd Krager. Now, 30 years after their championship, the Pioneers are reuniting in the Bay County Sports Hall of Fame.

  • Inducted 1991

    Career Highlights

    • Bay City Central High School - Football, Basketball, Baseball
    • Michigan State University Football
    • Football Coach Central State University
    • Inducted into Central State University Hall of Fame
  • Inducted 1991

    Career Highlights

    • Bay City Central High School - Football, Basketball, Baseball
    • Professional Basketball Player - Detroit Vagabond Kings
  • Inducted 2008

    Career
    Highlights

    • Coached St. Joseph 5 years 1956 Team Won 9 Lost 0
    • BCC Line Coach 1957-1972 - State Champs 1965, 1967, 1969, 1972
    • Bay City Central Basketball Coach District Champs 1975
    • Bay City Schools Administration , District Athletic Director
    • Elementary Principal, Director of Adult Education
    • Past President of Bay County Sports Hall of Fame
  • Inducted 1996

  • Inducted 1996

  • Inducted 2005

    Career
    Highlights

    • BC Central High School - Volleyball, Basketball & Softball
    • Captain & Catcher BCC Softball Team
    • Division 1 Softball Player at CMU
    • Projected All American Catcher at CMU
    • Named All District, All Region & All State
    • Died at the age of 20

  • Inducted 1998

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City All Saints 1972-75 / Basketball
    • Member 1974 & 1975 All Saints State Basketball Champoinship teams
    • First Team - All State - Football & Basketball
    • Career Scoring Mark - 1,108 Points (Basketball)
    • Starting/Winning Pitcher - 1970 Colt Baseball State Championship Game
    • Coached 1981 AS Baseball Team to State Title
  • Inducted 1997

    Career
    Highlights

    • BC Western - 1977-80 - Track - Set 1 Mile Run & 220 Yard School Record
    • 1980 - 1st Team All State Class 'A'
    • Michigan State Basketball - All Big 10
    • 1989-97 California Police Olympics
    • World Police & Fire Games 1600 Meter Relay Record
    • 1993 L.A.P.D. Open 'Athlete of the Year'

  • Inducted 2001

    Career
    Highlights

    • Handy Coach - Basketball, Football, Golf & Wrestling
    • Western High - Basketball, Football, Golf & Wrestling
    • University of Maryland - All American Football & Lacross
    • Boxing Champ - Southern Conference -- 1947
    • State of Michigan Golf & Wrestling Official
    • Passed Away in 2000
  • Inducted 2010

    Career
    Highlights

    • Handy HS-First Team in Baseketball & Baseball
    • MVP Michigan Coaches All Star Basketball Game
    • Played Baseball at Seminole JC, U of Hawaii & NE Oklahoma State
    • Third Team D1 Baseball All American at U of Hawaii
    • Played AA Baseball in the Atlanta Braves Organization
    • Coaches Youth Baseball & Basketball

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Inducted 1994

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City St. Mary's High School 1929-1932 - Basketball
    • First Team All-Catholic Basketball - 1931 & 1932
    • Bay City St. Mary's High School State Basketball Champion - 1931 & 1932
  • Inducted 1997

    Career
    Highlights

    • Coached Handy High School Baseball Team to 1987 State Championship
    • Coached Handy High School Baseball Team to 8 Saginaw Valley League Championships
    • 1975 Class A Coach of the Year
    • 1988 - Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee
    • 1997 - Reached 500 Career Wins in Varsity Boys + Girls Basketball
  • Inducted 2010

    Career
    Highlights

    • All Saints High School Basketball 4 Years.
    • Varsity Spring Arbor College, Lettered for 4 Seasons, 3 Year Starter at Point Guard
    • Coaching Career: CMU, Army, Tenn Men, Northwood, SVSU
    • 1996-97 GLIAC Men's Basketball Coach-of-the-Year
    • University of Tenn. Assistant Womens Coach With Back-to-Back
    • National Championship Teams '07 '08
    • Coached 6 NBA & 10 WNBA Draft Choices in 26 Years of College Coaching

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Inducted 2006

    Career
    Highlights

    • BC Handy 1952 Graduate - 11 Varsity Letters in Football, Baseball & Basketball
    • Made last basket in 37-36 win over BC Central as freshman in 1st Handy/Central Basketball game
    • Times First All-City Grid Team 1949 - Quarterback
    • Football Co-Captain 1951 - Arrowhead Conference Champs
    • Offer to play for Detroit Tiger farm team in Jamestown NY in 1952
    • Officiated High School Football & Basketball 15 Yrs.
  • Inducted 2011

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City St. Mary All State Football 1958 - 1960
    • High School All American All Conference Basketball & Baseball
    • Hillsdale 1963 Football
    • Signed by Chicago Bears 1964
    • Pro Wrestling Career

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Inducted 2005

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City St. Marys - Football, Basketball
    • Member of the Bay City Times 1944 All City Parochial Basketball Team
    • Received a berth for 3 consecutive years BCT Team
    • Member of City League Champions Monitor Coal.
    • Signed by Tigers in 1944
    • Canadian - American Champion Team 1948

  • Inducted 1993

    Career
    Highlights

    • Football First Team All-State & All-Valley
    • Basketball First Team All-State; Season Leading Scorer
    • Track First Team All-State Shot Put
  • Inducted 2008

    Career
    Highlights

    • Athlete Bay City Central 1929-1931
    • Premier Fastpitch Softball Pitcher for 20 Years
    • 12 No Hitters, 5 Perfect Games
    • 4 City Softball Champions 1937, 43, 46 & 51
    • YMCA State Basketball Championship 1939
    • 4 City Basketball Championships
    • Pitched for Numerous Teams in The Tri-Cities & Around the State
  • Inducted 1994

    Career
    Highlights

    • Central Michigan University Coach 1918-1921 - Football, Basketball, Baseball
    • Bay City Central High School Coach - Football
    • High School Football State Champion - 1924
    • Four-time Saginaw Valley Champions

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