On June 24th 2022, fourteen new members from each of the 2021 & 2022 class will be inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

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Criteria for Hall of Fame Membership

The criteria for nomination to the Hall of Fame, established by the Hall of Fame Committee (comprised of the Past Presidents of the Association) is: 100 or more wins as a Varsity Head Coach or 20 or more years coaching High School related football in the State of Michigan. (i.e. Jr. High, Middle School, Freshman, Junior Varsity, Varsity). 

Additionally, the Hall of Fame Committee considers the date the nomination was received, the age, and the health of the nominee.

Nominate a Candidate

The committee encourages anyone who knows of potential candidates, meeting the above criteria, to please submit those names to: JACK CARLSON, Historian 2195 Lakeridge Drive Holland, MI  49424 Or, you can complete the nomination form online below.

2021 MHSFCA Hall of Fame Class

  • Rick Applin, Boyne City
  • Jeff Bisel, Bay City All Saints
  • Tony Blankenship, Detroit Murray-Wright
  • George W. Gardy, Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port
  • Andre Harlan, Detroit Murray-Wright
  • Dcn. Dave Lawrence, Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard
  • Dave Marsh, Brighton
  • Bob “Ondo” Ondrovick, Tecumseh
  • Daniel Ristau, Geisler MS
  • Bill Santilli, Crystal Falls Forest Park
  • Chris Schrauben, Portland St. Patrick
  • Dave Schwartz, Essexville Garber
  • Robert E. Snell, Lee M. Thurston
  • Tom Walentowski, Ida

2022 MHSFCA Hall of Fame Class

  • Chris Bell, Lake Orion 
  • John Croze, Calumet 
  • Grant Fanning, Chelsea 
  • Jim Gallery, Cedar Springs 
  • Shawn Griffith, Constantine 
  • Cary Harger, Muskegon Oakridge 
  • Scott Merchant, Chippewa Valley 
  • Earl A. Moore, Detroit Murray Wright 
  • Jerry Rabideau, Spring Lake 
  • Bud Rowley, Oxford 
  • Brad Showers, Ithaca 
  • Matt Stapleton, Frankfort 
  • Tim Wauben, East Kentwood 
  • Tim Wooer, Kingsley

2021 Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction

Date: Friday June 24, 2022

Time: 5:30 (Social)– Banquet 6:30pm– Induction 7:30

Location: The Mint at Michigan First Conference Center

27000 Evergreen Rd, Lathrup Village, MI 48076 (248)443-3166

2022 Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction

Date: Friday June 24, 2022

Time: 5:30 (Social)– Banquet 6:30pm– Induction 7:30

Location: Best Western Premier Executive Residency

26555 Telegraph Rd, Southfield, MI 48033 (248)358-7600


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