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Bay City Central High School

  • 1969 Bay City Central Football

    Inducted 2011

    >> Click here to read the MLive article

  • Adam Vrable

    Adam Vrable

    A champion everywhere he roams, Vrable shattered records at Bay City Central then stood at the heart of one of the top college baseball teams in the nation at Coastal Carolina. The 2003 Central product set school records for hits and stolen bases in a career and finished among the leaders with 21 pitching wins. He batted .515 with 44 RBIs as a senior while leading the Wolves to their first Saginaw Valley League title in 19 years. The two-time all-stater also quarterbacked Central to two playoff berths in football. After leading Grand Rapids Junior College to the NJCAA World Series crown in 2004, he transferred to Coastal Carolina, helping the Chanticleers to the Big South Conference championship and a school record for wins. He led the team in batting average and stolen bases in 2006 and set program records for assists and putouts as a second baseman in 2007. He is now assistant coach at the University of Louisville, where he has helped the Cardinals win four ACC titles and make two World Series appearances.

  • Albert Baker

    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
  • Andrew W. "Andy" Karpus

    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)

  • Art Bakeraitis

    Inducted 1991

    Career Highlights

    • Bay City Central High School - Football, Basketball, Baseball
    • Professional Basketball Player - Detroit Vagabond Kings
  • Art Nixon

    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
  • Barney Glowicki

    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
  • Bay City Central 1958 Football Team

    Inducted 1997

  • Bay City Central 1965 Football Team

    Inducted 2002

  • Bay City Central 1972 Football Team

    Inducted 2012

    >> Click here to read the MLive article

  • Beth Pawlak

    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

  • Bill Smiley

    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
  • Brent Goik

    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

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Bruce Patterson

    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
  • Bryan Bishop

    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.

  • C.J. Zanotti

    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
  • Central High School '67 Class A Football State Champs

    Inducted 2007

  • Charles E. Egeler

    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



  • Dale Asel

    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

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Dave Techlin

    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





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