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  • Fred Neering


    • Essexville St John - 1958 (4 Years Basketball & Baseball)
    • Bay City Junior College All State - Baseball
    • Graduate Central Michigan University
    • Coached - 15U - Girls Softball - Three State Championships and 3rd Place World Series Finish
    • ASA 16U - Two State Championships
    • ASA 18U - Two State Championships
    • High School Coach: Three State Championship Appearances
      -- Two Championships & One Second Place Finish
    • Coached - Two Top Ten ASA Teams
    • Coached Boys Baseball in Puerto Rico
    • Coached Girls Softball in Hawaii, Australia, Netherlands, & Belgium
    • Coached at Saginaw Valley State University -- Most Wins in History Of SVSU Softball
      -- 96% Graduation Rate
    • Instrumental in Assisting Many Athletes to Advance to the Collegiate Level

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    • Careeer

      • Member of Bay County Pony League since 1974. Have held offices of Secretary, President, and Treasurer.
      • Pony Baseball/Softball Field Director, Region Director, Division Director, and Member of International Board of Directors.
      • Joe E. Brown Fellowship Award from Pony Baseball (1991), North Zone Director of the Year (1998), and member of Pony
      • Baseball Wall of Fame (2008).
      • Essexville Garber Football Coach (1978 – 2013).  Held many positions including Head Coach.
      • Essexville Garber Junior Varsity Baseball Coach since 1978. 
      • Awarded Assistant Coach of the Year by the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association in 1991.
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    • Career

      • A standout player who became a standout coach,
      • Toyzan was a fixture on the local sports scene for five decades. The 1952 Bay City Central graduate excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. He led the city in points scored while earning all-Saginaw Valley League honors as a halfback in football.
      • He lettered four seasons as a defensive back in football and as an outfielder in baseball at Central Michigan University. He returned to Bay City and coached high school football at Central for 33 years, serving as freshman and JV head coach and varsity assistant.
      • A Little League, Pony League and American Legion baseball coach in the summer, he was varsity head coach at Central for 13 seasons, winning the school’s first district title in 1977.
      • He also coached freshman and junior varsity basketball at Central and served brief stints as varsity coach at Central and Handy.

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      • Career

        • Thirty (30) years of coaching football and basketball in Bay County (St. James, St. Stanislaus, All Saints and John Glenn)
        • Assistant Coach with the Bay City All Saints 1974 and 1975 State Boys Basketball Championship Teams
        • Associate Head Coach with the Delta College 1989 NJCAA Men's National B-Ball Championship Team
        • Coached 11 current Bay County Sports Hall of Fame members
        • Nine (9) years as Athletic and Recreation Director of Bangor Township Schools
        • Served on the MHSAA Football, Swimming and Scholarship Committees
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      • Career

        • 1965 - St. Mary High School Father Cahill Scholar-Athlete Award
        • 1966-68 United States Navy Seabees - Two Vietnam Tours - Purple Heart Medal
        • State Championships Made Rite 72 and 79 AUL 77 83 and MVP ASA 1980
        • 1979 - ISC World Champion Saginaw Bolters - Designated Hitter
        • 1979 - Play or Coach in 5 ASA National and 7 ISC World Tournaments
        • 1984 - Mt. Morris High School Class B State Champions Class B Coach of the Year
        Click HERE To Read MLive Article.


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Our Purpose

1. Select Candidates & Inductees
Establish & maintain a site for the Bay County Sports HOF

2. Solicit & Acquire Money, Gifts & Grants
To support the activities of the Board of Directors & the Sports Hall of Fame

3. Sponsor, Arrange & Promote Annual Awards Banquet
To honor new inductees into the Bay County Sports HOF

(As stated in the Bay County Sports HOF By-laws - Article II -- May 1990)

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