Frank Altimore began his teaching and coaching career in the Midland Public Schools in 1967. Altimore coached for 16 years at Midland High School where he served as an assistant varsity football coach, J.V. baseball coach and in 1977 was appointed the varsity baseball coach. During his tenure as baseball coach, the Chemics compiled an impressive record of 229-79 and won Class A State Baseball titles in 1973 and 1982.
In the fall of 1983, Altimore was named head varsity football coach at H. H. Dow High School, a position he held for 20 years before retiring in 2003. Under his direction, the Chargers won two Saginaw Valley Championships, four play-off berths, one District title, one Regional title, and a State runner-up finish in 1997. Altimore also serves as the Charger girls’ golf coach. His teams have compiled a 59-25 record. Under his tutelage, the golf team won the Saginaw Valley Conference title and qualified for the State Finals in Division 1 in 2003.
Altimore’s many honors include being named Baseball Class A Coach of the Year as well as Midwest Finalist for National Coach of the Year in 1982. In 1977, he was named Football Class A Coach of the Year and he has been Saginaw Valley Conference Coach of the Year in three different sports – football, baseball, and girls’ golf.
Hall of Fame donation made in honor of Frank Altimore by: Midland High School 1982 Baseball State Champions