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T.L. Handy High School

  • 1975 Bay City Handy Baseball Team

    1975 Handy Baseball Team

    T.L. Handy baseball had a proud postseason history, and this was the team that started it all. The Wildcats of 1975 pulled off a miraculous comeback in the district semifinal, then rode the momentum all the way to a state runner-up finish. Handy won its first district and regional championships behind the likes of Paul Nelson and Jim Davidson. Handy captured the Saginaw Valley League crown and finished with a 28-5 record that season under coach Dave Petrosky.

  • Bay City Handy 1987 Baseball State Champions

    Inducted 2003

  • Bay City Handy 1988 Girls' State Softball Champions

    Inducted 2004

  • Chris Willertz

    Inducted 2001

    Career
    Highlights

    • Football - Bay City Handy - Defensive End
    • All Conference & All State Senior Yr at Handy
    • Detroit Free Press Dream Team
    • 4 Year Letterman at Michigan State
    • Academic All Big 10 at MSU Two Yrs
    • Michigan College Scholar/Athlete 1988

  • Clarence Whipp

    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
  • Clayton E. Wilhite

    Inducted 1998

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City Handy 1959-1962 Football
    • All Valley, All State, All American 1962 - Football (End)
    • University of Michigan Football 1964-66 / 3 Yr Letterman
    • 1963 - Outstanding Freshman U of M - John Maulbausch Award
    • 1965-66 Academic All Big 10 & Yost Award Winner for All Around Student-Athlete
    • Member 1965 Rose Bowl & Big 10 Champion Football Team



  • Dan Snover

    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.

  • David Petrosky

    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
  • Dean Oswald

    Inducted 2007

    Career
    Highlights

    • Little League 'Pony' Federation Baseball
    • Pee Wee Jr. Sr. Mens Ice Hockey, Flag Football Mens Sr. League Bay City
    • Varsity Wrestling , Baseball T.L. Handy
    • Amateur Boxer 1957-68 Pro Boxer 1968-79.
    • Coached Boxing 1965-79. Started Jr. Olympics.
    • U.S.A. Boxing Coach 1977-78-79, Originator of Toughman Contest 1979, Pro Spar Partner
    • Operates Oswalds Bear Ranch Since 1984

  • Dewey Scheddel

    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.
  • Doug Ruterbush

    Inducted 2011

    Career
    Highlights

    • Wrestling Coach 1968-1981 - Bay City Handy & Bay City Western
    • Career Record: 108 Wins, 22 Losses, 1 Draw
    • Eight Time Champion Saginaw Valley League
    • His Teams - Only One Dual Loss Between 1971-1975

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Ed Langenburg

    Inducted 2000

    Career
    Highlights

    • BC Handy All Conference Football 1958-59
    • All-State Honorable Mention - Football - 1958-59
    • Central Michigan - All Conference Wrestling 1960
    • Wrestling Coach - Bay City Central
    • Wrestling Coach Bay City Handy
    • Michigan Wrestling Hall of Fame 1993


  • Gene Rademacher

    Gene Rademacher

    Rademacher went from playing quarterback at Western Michigan University in 1970 to teaching and coaching at T.L. Handy in 1971, and he’s been a fixture of the local football scene ever since. He spent 16 years on the sidelines at Handy, including as head coach from 1973-77, before joining the Central football staff for a 30-year run. He also assisted with basketball, baseball and track along the way, but Rademacher carved his niche on the gridiron. He was part of the 1994 staff that guided the Wolves to a state runner-up showing and was named Assistant Coach of the Year by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association in 2014. A St. Johns native, he was a three-year letterwinner in football at WMU. The longtime Bay City educator currently serves on the Bay City Public Schools board of education.

  • Howard Elzinga

    Inducted 2009

    Career
    Highlights

    • Earned 13 Varsity Letters at CMU. Graduated 1940
    • Set CMU Single game & Career Basketball Scoring Records
    • Led CMU in Basketball scoring 3 Years
    • CMU Pole Vault Record Holder. Olympic Trials in Pole Vault
    • Inducted into CMU Sports Hall of Fame - Class of 1987
    • Teacher, Coach, Athletic Director & Counselor at Handy High School
    Click HERE To Read MLive Article.
  • J. William "Bill" Schmidt

    Inducted 2002

    Career
    Highlights

    • BC Handy Football, Baseball, Wrestling Letter Winner 1968-72
    • All State Football Senior Year - 6.9 Yards/Carry Average
    • Held Central Michigan Record for Tackles (128) Senior Year
    • Team Member - CMU National Champion Football
    • Team Member of CMU's First MAC Team (8-1-2 Record)
    • Local Baseball Coach - Kawkawlin Youth, PONY and Colt Leagues
  • Jack Pembroke

    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




  • Jerry Berg

    Inducted 2006

    Career
    Highlights

    • Varsity Baseball 3 years T.L. Handy (1956-59)
    • Golf Champion 2 years Tri-county Chamber of Commerce
    • Led Handy Golfers to State Finals
    • Basketball - All Time B.C.J.C. Scoring Leader 23.1 per game. High game score of 37 pts. (1959-61)
    • Basketball - Golf Scholarship Aquinas College (1961-63)
    • As Golf Team Captain, Led Ferris State to N.A.I.A. State Championship & on to N.A.I.A. Nationals
    • Coached High School Basketball & Golf
    • Basketball Official - 12 yrs.
  • Jerry List

    Inducted 1993

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City T.L. Handy High School Football 1965-1968; First Team All Valley 1968
    • University of Nebraska Football 1968-1973; National Champion 1970-1971
    • Nebraska Career Record Football - Tight End Most Passes Caught
  • Jim "Banks" Ralph

    Inducted 1996

    Career
    Highlights

    • 1950 - All-City Football - Handy
    • 1st Team - Detroit News Baseball
    • County Federation Batting Champ
    • Flint NW - Baseball Coach - State Champs
    • Inducted Michigan Baseball Coaches HOF
  • Jim Davidson

    Inducted 2006

    Career
    Highlights

    • BC Handy Graduate (1971-75) Football, Basketball, Baseball
    • 1975 All State Class A Baseball
    • Alma College Baseball records hits, runs, bases, triples
    • Batting Average 1978 - 505
    • Four Years Varsity Basketball - Top Ten Alma field goal percentage
    • Honorable Mention All MIAA
    • All MIAA outfielder, 1978 MIAA League Champions
    • 1978 Career Leader Batting 415
    • Drafted by Kansas City Royals
    • Inducted into Alma College Hall of Fame 1994

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