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Hall of Fame

About the Hall

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 Hall of Fame also features a computer kiosk on which will be pictures of about 800 inductees of the of the Hall. The members can be looked up by name, their year of induction and their community or school. 
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.

Press Release: August 2018

Michigan High School Coaches' Association Hall of Fame Class Announced                            By Mark F. Holdren, Executive Secretary

Mt. Pleasant, MI:  The doors of the Michigan High School Coaches' Association "Hall of Fame" will swing open once more on September 16, 2018 at 1:00pm.  A formal induction of the Class of 2018 will take place in the Terrace Room of the Bovee University Center on the campus of Central Michigan University.  

For more information contact, Mark F. Holdren, by e-mail at:  or by phone at: 517-526-4575.

The coaches listed below make up the 2018 MHSCA Hall of Fame inductees:

Rick Albrow Northview
John Dukes Howell
Tim Gale Onsted
Frank Garofalo Mount Morris
Matthew Joseph Utica Ford
Mike Joseph Hartland
Gordon LeDuc Marquette
Brian Lieckfelt L'Anse Creuse North
Tom Massarang Bishop Gallagher
Mark Nixon Mancelona
Larry Nykerk Traverse City Central
Daniel Shafer Algonac
John Shears Grand Haven
Michael Smith Saline
Jim Vanitvelt Flint Kearsley


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

Hall of Fame: Class of 2017

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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

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:

Jacob Ekkens
Jostens School Product Group