MHSFCA Mourns Loss of Hall of Fame Coach

During his 34 years at Bridgman, Coach Fodor taught middle school science, mathematics, language arts, and social studies, was a national tester for science curriculum and an educator of Michigan science teachers. He also was a MEA and NEA representative and did summer work as a school custodian. Certainly, his heart and soul was in the Bridgman community.

As busy as he was inside the school setting, he began to help the junior high school football, track, and basketball programs and then became the defensive coordinator for the high school program while becoming the varsity track coach for the next 24 years and stayed on as the junior high basketball coach for the next 15 years.

In 1981, Coach Fodor became the head football coach and retired from that position in 1990.

Coach Ivan Muhlenkamp hired him to coach St. Joseph JV football from 1990-2000. Then once again, he became head coach at Bridgman High School for two years.

In 1998, he entered the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame and was the 2008 Crowley award winner.

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