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Bay City Central High School

  • Inducted 2011

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  • 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 1998

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City Central Football 1930-31 /Back-to-Back Undefeated Seasons
    • U of Detroit Football 1933-34 (Gus Dorais)
    • Played 74 Games in 10 Yr Pro Football Career (12 Teams)
    • Star Player for Undefeated LA Bulldogs - Champion 1937
    • Passed for 5 TDs for Providence Steamrollers - Last Game
    • Star Softball Player for Joe Lewis Team )Brown Bombers)

  • 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 2007

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay County Sports Hall of Fame Charter Member Secretary Since 1990
    • 1942 - Bay City Golden Gloves Champion
    • Boxed in the Grand Rapids State Tournament 1942
    • 1945 Co-Captain BCC Football Team
    • Honorable Saginaw Valley, Honorable Mention All-State Detroit Free Press
    • 1946 Michigan State Varsity Boxing Team
    • Past President of Bangor High Booster Club & Bangor Board of Education
  • Inducted 1997

  • Inducted 2002

  • Inducted 2012

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  • 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 1997

    Career
    Highlights

    • Central High School 1951 - Football All-State Class A Quarterback - High School All-American
    • MSU Football - 1955 Rose Bowl Team
    • 1956 - Professional Football - Canadian Toronto Argonauts
    • 1957-1977 - High School Football Coach - 112-65-2 Record
  • Inducted 2011

    Career
    Highlights

    • Central 1995 Class A State Golf Champion
    • Central MHSAA Class A State Super Team
    • MSU - Captain of Spartan Golf Team - 4 Yr. Letter Winner; 3 Time Academic All Big Ten
    • U.S. Open - Qualified 4 Times
    • Michigan PGA's Central Chapter - Player of the Year 3 Times
    • 2 Time Bay County Golf Champion
    • 2 Time Saginaw Valley League MVP

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  • Inducted 2000

    Career
    Highlights

    • 4-Year Varsity Golf - BCC
    • State Golf Champion 1974
    • BCC Golf Team Captain -- 1974
    • U of M Varsity Golf 1974-1979 (Captain 1979)
    • Playboy All-Mid America Golf Team - 1978
    • Illinois PGA Golf Pro of the Year 1993 & 1996
  • Career Highlights

    • The "Elmer Engel" of Bay City Central Wrestling
    • Bishop has been a fixture on the Central sports scene for 40 years.
    • Varsity Wrestling Coach - 26 seasons, posting a 508-268-4 dual record from 1989-2014.
    • 

He helped produce 63 Bay County champions, 39 Saginaw Valley League champions and 15 state medalists, including 1996 state champion Eric Johnson. 

    • Bishop led the Wolves to five SVL titles and four district crowns. 


    • Assistant Bay City Central football coach - posting a 203-97 record with eight SVL championships as an assistant coach since 1983. 


    • Bishop served as head JV coach the past 12 seasons.
    • He also spent 15 years as a track and field coach.
    • As a 1980 Central graduate, he exceled in football and wrestling and went on to play football at Albion College.

  • Inducted 2005

    Career
    Highlights

    • 1994 BC Central High School Graduate
    • 1994 First Team All State Free Press Dream Team
    • 1994 Three-year Varsity Letter Winner - Football, Basketball
    • Unites States Air Force Academy Graduate
    • 1994 Two-year Varsity Letter Winner in Basketball
    • Played in the 1997 Las Vegas Bowl
  • Inducted 2007

  • Inducted 2000

    Career
    Highlights

    • Free Style Swimmer BCC - 1947-48
    • Outstanding Swimmer Bay City JC - 1950-5
    • All-American JC Swim Team - 1951 (4 Events)
    • Varsity Swim Team Michigan State University
    • Warden at Jackson (MI) Prison
      ** Died in 1977



  • Inducted 2012

    Career
    Highlights

    • A.P & Detroit All-State Football 1953
    • Led Bay City Central to Class 'A' Valley Title in 1952
    • Thom McAnn Trophy Winner
    • All City, All Valley, All State & All-American Football 1953
    • Famous Statewide For Blocking Punts & Recovering Fumbles
    • Blocked One Punt & Three Extra Points in One Game Against Flint Northern -- 1953

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  • Inducted 1999

    Career
    Highlights

    • BCC Football Letter Winner 1962-63 (All Conference 1963)
    • AP/UPI/Detroit News All State (Football)
    • Michigan State Football Letter Winner 1965-66
    • All Big 10 1965, Rose Bowl Starter 1966
    • John Glenn High School Coach, Football, Track, Cross-Country, Basketball





  • Inducted 1992

    Career Highlights

    • High School All-American - Football
    • Purdue University - Football
    • National Football League - Philadelphia Eagles

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