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Inductees-Class of 1994

  • Daniel E. Tanney

    Inducted 1994

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City St. Mary's High School 1929-1932 - Basketball
    • First Team All-Catholic Basketball - 1931 & 1932
    • Bay City St. Mary's High School State Basketball Champion - 1931 & 1932
  • Dick Syring

    Inducted 1994

    Career
    Highlights

    • SBay City Central High School 1954-1957 All-American - Football; All-State - Baseball
    • University of Michigan 1958-1961 - Football, Baseball
    • Head Coach, Assistant Coach - Football, Baseball - Saginaw Valley High Schools 1963-Present
  • Frank McGrath

    Inducted 1994

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City St. James - Football 1921-1924
    • Georgetown University Football All-American 1926
    • "Father" of Bay City Parochial High School Football
  • Frank Walsh

    Inducted 1994

    Career
    Highlights

    • WBCM/WXOX Sports Radio 1940-1966
    • Bay County Parks & Recreation Director 1967-1977
    • Co-Founder Bay City Little League Program
    • Dynamic Force Behind Procurement of Grants for Bay County Swimming Pool and other Parks & Recreation Programs
  • Garland "Chief" Nevitt

    Inducted 1994

    Career
    Highlights

    • Central Michigan University Coach 1918-1921 - Football, Basketball, Baseball
    • Bay City Central High School Coach - Football
    • High School Football State Champion - 1924
    • Four-time Saginaw Valley Champions
  • Jerry Leahy

    Inducted 1994

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City St. Joseph High School 1948-1952
    • University of Colorado 1952-1957 Football
    • Head Coach St. Joseph High School 1959-1963 - Football, Basketball, Baseball
    • Detroit Lions 1957
  • Lynn Conway

    Inducted 1994

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City Central High School 1942-1945 - First Team All-State Football 1945
    • Michigan State University 1946-1949 - Football Varsity Letter
    • Delta College Athletic Director, Basketball Coach 1956 - Present
    • MCCAA Athletic Director of the Year - 1991
  • Mike Sturm

    Inducted 1994

    Career
    Highlights

    • Sports Editor - Bay City Times 1948-1984
    • Bay City Central High School Graduate 1938
    • Introduced High School Football "Golden Helmet" Award
    • Past President Michigan Sports Editors Association
  • Namon Smith

    Inducted 1994

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City Central High School 1954-1957 - Football, Track
    • All-State Football Bay City Central High School - 1956
    • State Track Champion 100-Yard Dash - Bay City Central High School 1956

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