Fred Thomann

      Salem High School, Canton

Over the course of Fred Thomann’s career with the sport of basketball he achieved greatness in every aspect. In high school he made All-State and propelled himself onward to playing for Michigan State University where he would put in 4 years on the varsity and receive team MVP honors. His love for the sport led him to coach both girls and boys basketball.

His coaching records include over 700 career victories, 21 League Championships, 20 District Championships, 6 Regional Championships, 4 Final Four appearances and 1 State Championship. Thomann has a combined 49 years of coaching experience the majority of which he spent coaching girls basketball at Salem High School.

Thomann has been described as “a brilliant strategist,” and applied this to all teams he coached. He worked with athletes in a range of talent levels always pushing them to succeed and think about how they were playing. He dedicated his life to the teaching of young people both the game of basketball and about life. Thomann garnered the respect of all those he coached with and against and has made an impact on the lives of all those he worked with.







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