FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Michigan High School Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame Class Announced

By Mark F. Holdren, Executive Secretary

April 2017

Mt. Pleasant, MI The doors to the Michigan High School Coaches’ Association "Hall of Fame" will swing open once more on September 17, 2017. A formal induction of the Class of 2017 will take place in the Terrace Room of the Bovee University Center on the campus of Central Michigan University. Person’s interested in attending can contact: Mark F. Holdren

The coaches listed below make up the 2017 MHSCA Hall of Fame inductees:

Roger Bunton L’Anse Creuse High School North, Macomb
Gary Cook Jenison High School
Bob Czarnecki Trenton High School
Jim Goorman Western Michigan Christian High School, Muskegon
Michael Krogel Woodhaven High School
Jean LaClair Bronson High School
James Lahmann New Lothrop High School
Jim Maier Lakeshore High School, Stevensville
Don Markel Cass City High School
Ed Mehlberg Oakland Christian High School, Auburn Hills
Frank Musser Belleville High School
Donald Palmer Hartland High School
Mike Phelps Holland Christian High School
Mark Sobieralski Gross Pointe South High School
Fred Thomann Salem High School, Canton
Paul Verska De La Salle Collegiate, Warren

The Michigan High School Coaches Association was founded on the campus of Central Michigan University in 1954. The Hall of Fame is located in the Student Activities Center.

Contact:

Mark F. Holdren
mholdren@portlandk12.org
854 Marshall Street
Portland, MI 48875
Ph: 517-526-4575

The MHSCA Hall of Fame is truly a HALL of Fame. It features a gigantic wall mural which features athletes and coaches in competition. Also, instead of the wall plaques, the new HOF also features a computer kiosk on which will be pictures of all of the inductees of the members of the Hall. The members can be looked up by name, their year of induction and their community or school. With the class of 2015, we will have almost 700 members. 
The MHSCA Hall of Fame is located in a hallway of the Student Activities Center (CAC) located on the campus of Central Michigan University. People who wish to see the hall may access it through the “old” Rose Arena Complex or the SAC entrance.  



2017 MHSCA Hall of Fame Honorees

Front Row (left to right):  Don Markel, Cass City HS – Wrestling and Athletic Director; Gary Cook, Jenison HS - Baseball; Mike Phelps, Holland Christian HS - Basketball; Frank Musser, Belleville HS - Swimming; James Lahmann, New Lothrop HS – Softball and Football; Jean LaClair, Bronson - Volleyball; Paul Verska, De La Salle Collegiate - Football

Back Row (left to right):  Donald Palmer, Hartland HS - Basketball; Mark Sobieralski, Gross Pointe South HS - Tennis; Roger Bunton, L’Anse Creuse North HS - Soccer; Ed Melhburg, Oakland Christian HS – Basketball and Athletic Director; Michael Krogel, Woodhaven HS - Basketball; Jim Maier, Lakeshore HS - Basketball; Jim Goorman, Western Michigan Christian HS – Basketball

Not Pictured:  Fred Thomann, Salem HS - Basketball; and Bob Czarnecki, Trenton HS - Football 

 


2017 Hall of Fame Honorees

Roger Bunton---
L'Anse Creuse High School, Macomb
Jenison High School
Trenton High School
Western Michigan Christian High School, Muskegon
Woodhaven High School
Bronson High School
New Lothrop High School
Lakeshore High School, Stevensville
Cass City High School
Oakland Christian High School, Auburn Hills
Belleville High School
Hartland High School
Holland Christian High School
Gross Pointe South High School
Salem High School, Canton
DeLaSalle Collegiate High School, Warren


link to ticket form for the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony



Past Hall of Fame Honorees


2014 awards program
2013 awards program
2012 awards program

     The Michigan High School Coaches Association was founded on the campus of Central Michigan University in 1954.  The new Hall of Fame Room is located in the Student Activity Center next to the Dan Rose Arena.  The old Hall of Fame room was dedicated in 1971 and the new room opened in 1996.  It is without a doubt the finest high school Hall of Fame Room in the country.  With the induction of this years honorees, the total has now reached over 500.  The induction of the Hall of Fame began in 1958, but it was not until 1971 that it had a permanent home.  Qualifications for membership are as follows: one must have served a minimum of twenty-five years in high school coaching and/or athletic administration, have exemplified service to his/her community, and belong to state affiliated organizations.

For a printable version of the Hall of Fame Application, click here


Hall of Fame rings are available through Jostens of Michigan. They are available in mens and womens sizes. Any Hall of Fame member or inductee interested in purchasing a ring, or a school group wishing to purchase a ring for an inductee or Hall of Fame member should contact:

Thomas Alward
Jostens School Product Group
810.658.1700

 


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