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  • Becki Bach Simmons

    Becki Bach Simmons

    An eight-time All-American -- the most possible for divers – Bach is one of the most-decorated performers in Oakland University swimming and diving history. The 1992 John Glenn graduate placed ninth in the state as a senior then blossomed at the next level. She won the GLIAC diving championship all four years on the 3-meter board and added a fifth title on the 1-meter board, setting Oakland records in each event. She placed among the top-10 in the nation in both dives each season, soaring to as high as third on two occasions. Bach helped her team capture two NCAA Division II national championships and post two national runner-up finishes. She was inducted into the Oakland University Hall of Fame in 2009.

    Career Highlights

    •  An eight-time All-American
    • one of the most-decorated performers in Oakland University swimming and diving history
    • 1992 John Glenn graduate placed ninth in the state as a senior
    • won the GLIAC diving championship all four years on the 3-meter board
    • placed among the top-10 in the nation in both dives each season
    • Bach helped her team capture two NCAA Division II national championships and post two national runner-up finishes
    • inducted into the Oakland University Hall of Fame in 2009
  • 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



  • Elson Clay Hood

    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

  • Jack Beattie

    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.
  • 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




  • Mary Kay Bolduc-Krause

    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
  • Mike Darbee

    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.
  • Robert "Bob" Darbee

    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



  • Rose Trahan-Cipriano

    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.

  • Tom Cramer

    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
  • Virgil Meisel

    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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