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Garber High School

  • 1974 Essexville Garber Football Team

    1974 Essexville Garber Football Team

    In the 10th varsity football season at Essexville Garber, the Dukes delivered a season to remember for all time. Coach Ed Harvey’s squad powered to the first 9-0 record in program history, capturing the Northern B Conference crown. The nine wins still stands as the program’s single-season record. The Dukes went unblemished while outscoring the opposition 266-31. The defense posted four shutouts and no team scored more than once against them. Jim Mackey led the offense with 1,427 rushing yards.

  • Ed Harvey

    Inducted 1998


    • Graduated TC St. Francis HS - CMU - University of Michigan
    • Football Coach - Essexville Garber - 32 Seasons
    • 25 Year Head Coach Football Record 142-84-2
    • 11 Conference Championships - 4 Playoff Appearences
    • 2 Undefeated Seasons
    • 1990 Michigan Football Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee

  • Harold Holcomb

    Inducted 2005


    • Selected Regional Coach of the Year 7 times
    • Selected State Coach of the Year twice
    • Garber won 7 regional championships under Harold
    • Selected for the MHSTeCa Hall of Fame in 1992
    • President of MHSTeCa in 1982
  • Harry Halub

    Inducted 2003


    • 5-Time City Golf Champ ('48, '49, '54, '55 and '57)
    • Bay City Central Golf Captain - 3 Years
    • Teamed With John Tews in 1948 to Defeat Hand/MacKenzie for City Golf Title
    • Initiated Golf Lesson Program - Essexville Schools
  • Joe Todey

    Inducted 2005


    • Full time Athletic Director for Essexville/Hampton Schools
    • 1986 Regional Athletic Director of the Year
    • 1993 State Athletic Director Award of Merit
    • 1996 State Athletic Director of year, National H S Coaches Assoc. Athletic Director of Year
    • 1996 MHSSA Allen W. Bush Award
    • Received the coveted MHSAA Charles E. Forsythe Award in 1998
  • O'NEIL, DAVID (2017)

    Name David O'Neil Address 19815 Sauk trail Sport(s) wrestling, boxing, football, mixed martial arts Telephone 13604036884 High School Awards undefeated high school state champion in wrestling with a record of 43 and 0 and a 4-time bay county champion. in football, he was a 1st team all-conference TVC east defensive end College Awards while in college O'Neil compete in mixed martial arts (cage fighting) was ranked first in the state and had over 21 wins. and in boxing. he had 5 wins and beat the Michigan state boxing champion in a 3 round decision Professional Teams and Awards Short Biographical Background oneil has volunteered time coaching youth and high school wrestlers since 2008 every year. he has help coach several youth and high school all-state and state champion wrestlers. he joined the navy and moved to Washington state and coached Arlington Washington high school team to a team state title in wrestling. he is a master at arms petty officer first class in the US Navy. If this person is nominated, would he/she be available for the awards ceremony? YES Name of Local Person to Contact -- Jim or Carol Oneil 9898936992 Essexville Garber senior David O'Neil -- 2008 regular season matchup in the Tri-Valley Conference East Division. O'Neil finished his senior year in perfection, however, winning 2-1 for a 43-0 record. PHOTO CUTLINE Essexville Garber's David O'Neil controls Birch Run's Earl Leach during the 285-pound division 3 state championship match at the Palace of Auburn Hills Saturday. O'Neil defeated Leach 2-1.
  • Roger Pfundt

    Inducted 2015


    • Garber Varsity Baseball Coach 1973-1998
    • Varsity Record, 494-242 - Record Unbroken for 19 Years
    • Conference Championships 1978-1979-1980-1981-1982-1983-1985-1986-1987-1988-1990-1991 and 1995
    • District Championships 1993 and 1994
    • Regional Championship 1993
    • Class B Coach of the Year 1993
    • Regional Coach of the Year 1993
    • District Coach of the Year 1985-1987 & 1993
    • Michigan High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship Award 1993 and 1994
    • Garber Baseball Teams Finished in the Top 10, Six Times
    • Inducted into the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame 1992
    • Coached MHSBCA All Star Game 1991
    • Coached Many All State, Division 1, Division II Players and One Professional Player
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  • Ron Henika

    Inducted 2015


    • 2 Time All State Baseball Garber High School
    • 1978-79 Golden Helmet Co-Player of the Year
    • 1980 Connie Mack World Series Champion and MVP of Tournament (Means Stamping)
    • Division 1 Oral Roberts University - 3rd Team All American
    • 2nd Person to Hit a Home Run over Center Field Green Monster at Texas Stadium Off Roger Clemens
    • Drafted in 7th Round - Cincinnati Reds 1983; Played 6 years for the Reds, Reaching AAA
    • Won 3 Championship Rings in Minor Leagues
    • 2 Time Team MVP - Honored at Last Game of the Season - Riverfront Stadium
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  • Tom Badour

    Career Highlights

    • 1986 Essexville Garber
    • Class B state championship in high jump in 1985 and 1986.
    • His leap of 6 feet - 9 inches still stands as the area record
    • He also owns the Garber long jump record at 22-1.5’
    • Saginaw Valley State University
    • Holds High Jump Morley Field record of 6-11.
    • NAIA indoor High Jump National Champion in 1987 and 1989.
    • Badour was a four-time all-American in the high jump and capped his career in 1990 as an NCAA all-American in the decathlon.
    • Badour is also one of Garber's all-time basketball greats, scoring 807 varsity points and leading the Dukes to a program-best 20-2 record as a senior while earning honorable mention all-state.
  • Tom Cramer

    Inducted 2004


    • 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


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