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  • 1960 St. Joe's Undefeated Boys' Football Team & VPL League Champs


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  • Inducted 2011

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  • All Saints was quickly establishing itself as a basketball school, but the football team was hungry to make its mark. It did just that in 1972, rolling to an undefeated, untied 9-0 season. Under an all-Hall of Fame coaching staff of head coach Ray Dombroski and assistants Jeff Bisel and Tom Sullivan, the Cougars were nothing short of perfect. They won four games by shutout and outscored the opposition 217-62. With the advent of the playoff system, 1972 would be the first, last and only All Saints football team to finish with an unbeaten record. The roster included Larry Adamczyk, Frank Bontumasi, Mike Deming, Craig Dryzga, Gary Evans, Mark Gorney, Gary Goslin, Mike Haglund, Bill Harris, Stan Izykowski, Mike Janowicz, John Kubczak, Paul Leinhart, Danny Martinez, Tim Michalak, Dan Pawlak, Ron Skrocki, Greg Smerdon, Mike Smerdon, Mike Supernaut, Pat Sutton, Mark Talaga, Mark Trahan, Scott Villaire, Bob Witucki and Melvin Wood.

  • Inducted 2004

    Career
    Highlights

    • Mt Morris High School - All-State Football - 1963
    • University of Michigan Football - 1964-67
    • Football Coach Freeland High School - Playoffs 4 Times
    • Football Coach - Pinconning - Three-Time Regional Coach of the Year
    • Track Coach - Mt. Morris High School - Two-Time SVL Coach of the Year

  • 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 2005

    Career
    Highlights

    • Won 12 Varsity Letters at Visitation High School
    • Hearst State All Star Baseball Tournament at Tiger Stadium in 1955
    • Quarterbacked the U of D football team 3 years
    • Catcher for U of D Baseball Team for 2 Years
    • Leading hitter in 1959 U of D
    • Played in the NCAA Baseball Tournament in 1959
  • 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 2013

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  • Inducted 1997

  • Inducted 2002

  • Inducted 2012

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  • 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 1991

    Career Highlights

    • Football NFL All-Pro End
    • Chicago Bears - 1932-36
    • Philadelphia Eagles - 1937-1939
    • Phil-Pitt - 1943
  • 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
  • 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.
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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 2007

    Career
    Highlights

    • 9 Varsity Letters - Track, Football, Basketball - St. Mary High
    • Valley Parochial, Regional Champion, Pole Vault, High Hurdles
    • State Champion, Pole Vault 1962
    • First Team VPL,, Associated Press All State Football
    • 4 Varsity Letters, Track, CMU, MVP 1965 & 1966
    • CMU Triple Jump Record Holder 8 Years

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