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Swimming

  • 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 1997

    Career
    Highlights

    • 1927-1932 - Head Coach, Bay City Eastern Jr. High School
    • Men's Athletic Director, Bay City Junior College
    • 1932-1941 - Central High School Assistant Coach: Football and Basketball
    • 1932-1941 - Central High School Head Coach: Swimming, Tennis, Golf
    • 1942-1967 -- First Full Time Bay City/County Recreation Director for Multiple Sports

  • Inducted 2008

    Career
    Highlights

    • BC Central HS Varsity Swimmer 1948-52
    • State HS Champion, 200 Yard Freestyle, State HS Championship, 200 Yard Freestyle
    • Two Event All-American - Junior Yr., Three Event All-American - Senior Yr.
    • Michigan State University Varsity,1952-56 - NCAA All-American
    • Recipient of Heusner Award Varsity 2006 by Michigan State
    • USMS National Champion, 86-times
    • Held Consecutive FINA World Records for 16 Yrs.

    Click HERE To Read INTERNET Article.
  • Inducted 1999

    Career
    Highlights

    • Handy High School 1949 Grad -- 14 Varsity Letters (Basketball, Football, Baseball, Track & Swimming)
    • Quarterback for BC Handy in 26-0 Win over Bay City Central (1948)
    • Catcher/Pitcher Kiwanis Club Baseball 1947
    • Pole Vaulter, Track Relay Runner & Swim Team Diver




  • Inducted 2003

    Career
    Highlights

    • State Champion Swimmer - Bangor John Glenn
    • 200 and 500 Freestyle Champion - Jr & Sr Year
    • Collegiate Swim Champion - Old Dominion University
    • Most Decorated Swimmer in Old Dominion History
    • 4-Time MVP Swimmer at ODU
  • Inducted 2015

    Career
    Highlights

    • 3 Sport Athlete - John Glenn High School - 10 Varsity Letters
    • Class A All State Swimming 1988
    • Area Leader in Every Individual Swimming Event - 1988; only time this ever happened in area history
    • Undefeated in Dual Meets and Invitationals Junior and Senior Seasons
    • Michigan State University Varsity Swim Team - 1988-1992
    • Varsity S Club Member
    • Head Coach - East Lansing High School, Okemos High School, John Glenn High School
    • Career Head Coaching Record - 117-10
    • Coached 35 All State Swimmers and Divers
    • Coached 6 All American Swim and 5 Individual State Championships
    • Coached 31 Conference Championships
    Click HERE To Read MLive Article.
  • Inducted 1999

    Career
    Highlights

    • East Jordan HS Graduate -
      1955 (Baseball, Tennis, Football, Basketball, Track)
    • 1955 MHSAA State Singles Tennis Champion
    • Alma College 1955-57 (Basketball, Tennis)
    • Central Michigan University 1957-59 (Tennis Singles # 1)
    • 40 Years Swimming & Tennis Coach
      (419 Swim Meet Wins) (Handy, John Glenn, Western)
    • MISCA HOF 1989
      MHSCA HOF 1998
      MHSTeA HOF 2001
      John Glenn H.S HOF 2011



  • Inducted 2010

    Career
    Highlights

    • Excelled in Swimming at Bay City Central and CMU
    • 50 & 100 Freestyle 1982 Qualified for D-1 Nationals in 50 & 100 Free
    • Holds 13 CMU Swim Records
    • Coached Boys Swimming at Garber & Handy
    • Inducted into the CMU Athletic Hall of Fame
    • Personal Trainer at Harrington Hill YMCA

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Inducted 2004

    Career
    Highlights

    • Garber High School Swimming Team
    • 1965 & 1967 State Champion High School All-American Team
    • 1968-71 Michigan State University Swimming Team
    • MSU 1968 Freshman Big Ten Champion - Top Academic Freshman
    • 1960 & 1961 State Champ - Bay City YMCA Swimming Team
  • Inducted 2007

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City Junior College Basketball, Swimming
    • Played Football at Western Michigan University
    • Graduate WMU in Physical Education, Science, Math
    • Coached Football Cadillac High School
    • Head Swimming Coach, Dean of Boys, Central High
    • State Meet Finishes 1949-52 - Highest in School History

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