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PRESS RELEASE: October 1, 2021

Lansing, MI: The Michigan High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year Banquet is scheduled on November 7, 2021 at 12:30 pm and will held at the Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center. (7501 West Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI  48917)

The MHSCA will recognize 26 coaches representing 16 high school sport associations at the their 63rd Annual Coach of the Year Banquet.

Tickets may be purchased by completing the COTY Ticket form:

2021 MHSCA Coach of the Year

Association Name School
Athletic Director Meg Seng Greenhills School
Basketball - Boys Michael C. Thomas II Grand Blanc
Basketball - Girls Andrea Cabana Grass Lake
Bowling - Boys James DeLong Lake Shore
Bowling - Girls Kathie Hahn Salem
Competitive Cheer Stefanie Miller Paw Paw
Cross Country - Boys Cliff Somers Fremont
Cross Country - Girls Lisa Taylor Traverse City Central
Football Rob Zimmerman DeWitt
Golf - Boys Ashley Mantha Ann Arbor Skyline
Golf - Girls Chris Cronin Northville
Gymnastics Suzy Weldon Vassar
Ice Hockey John LaFontaine Cranbrook
Lacrosse - Boys James Carl Brighton
Lacrosse - Girls Summer Aldred Detroit Cass Tech
Skiing Shannon & Josh Vandruska Orchard Lake St Mary's/Sacred Heart United
Swimming - Boys Connie Cantrell Mason
Swimming - Girls Rob Damuth Grand Rapids Northview
Tennis - Boys Kevin Friesen Royal Oak
Tennis - Girls Eric Bracciano Lake Orion
Track - Boys Grant Woodman Carson City Crystal
Track - Girls Karen Starkey Petoskey
Volleyball Tiffannie Gates Grand Rapids Christian
Wrestling - Boys Justin Zeerip Whitehall
Wrestling - Gilrs Brent Harvey

Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2021

Tony Birg Springport High School
Leon Braisted III Marian High School & Brother Rice High School
Brian Gordon Royal Oak High School & Novi High School
Mike Turner Trenton High School
Steve Zaranek Grosse Pointe South High School

Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2020

Roger Avers Algonac High School
Larry Bellor Ogemaw Heights High School
Dan Coon Fowlerville High School
Jeffrey Devantier Brimingham Seaholm High School
James Feldkamp Troy School District
Laurie Glass Leland Public Schools
Dr. Randy Johnson Oakland Christian School
Tim McInnis Brighton High School
Annmarie Michol Utica High School
Kathy Moody-Breece Traverse City West High School
Robert E. Oliver Williamston High School
George Porritt Orchard Lake St Mary's
Rupert "Rocky" Shaft Holt High School
Tom Stockton Sterling Heights Stevenson High School
Scott Street Walled Lake Western High School

For more information on each inductee please visit the Hall of Fame link to the right of this page.

2021 NHSACA Hall of Fame

2021 NHSACA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Complete Video

Mike Jolly - Timestamp 1:00:14 - 1:02:45 and Jodi Manore - Timestamp 1:26:22 - 1:28:50

2021 NHSACA National Coach and AD of the Year