Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee

Grant Helms

Grant Helms has spent over 42 years volunteering for the sport of Ice Hockey at the local, state and national level. Helms has been an influential force within the Midland Amateur Hockey League, and his constant presence over those 40+ years has shaped Midland into one of the [...]

Dave Coffey

As Director of Athletics at Northwood University, Dave Coffey led the athletic program to membership in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Coffey administered improvements to all of [...]

Roger Markell

Roger Markell graduated from Michigan State College with a recreation administration degree. He then joined the Midland Community Center. He was promoted to assistant director, then acting director before becoming executive director – a career that spanned 40 years [...]

Marty McGuire

Marty McGuire was a key member of the Midland Parks and Recreation Department since 1977. He has served as Recreation Supervisor, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation, and Director of Public Services. In these roles, he has been instrumental in expanding the city’s [...]

Bill Mick

Bill Mick began his involvement with recreation and athletics in the Midland community in 1963. During his twelve-year tenure at Bullock Creek High School, he coached basketball, football, cross country and track. Mick concluded his coaching career at Midland High School where he [...]

Tom Kanary

Tom Kanary was the head golf professional at Midland Country Club from 1930 to 1945. While at the Midland Country Club, Kanary ran six PGA Championships and one Michigan Open. He also played in each of these events. Kanary earned a reputation as an outstanding golfer and competed [...]

Andy Maschino

Andy Maschino was an early and major contributor to the development of some 300 to 400 Midland area youth annually from 1944 to 1955. Nearly every youth of that era will quickly recall the Dow Junior Athletic Club program, which Maschino organized, developed and supervised under [...]

Steve Marsh

Steve Marsh served as a coach and athletic director in the Midland area for nearly thirty years. He coached at Bullock Creek, and was coach and athletic director at Jefferson Intermediate and for twenty years at Midland High School. During Marsh’s tenure at Midland High he [...]

Gerald ‘Bud’ Townsend

Gerald “Bud” Townsend made outstanding contributions to the Midland Community as an athlete and administrator. Townsend was a three-year starter on the Midland High School Varsity basketball team in the late 1940’s. He was honored his senior year, by being named to the 1950 [...]

Larry Brown

Larry Brown was Midland`s first Parks and Recreation director and has been called “the father of Midland Softball”. Brown was instrumental in the layout and building of Emerson Park. He was also active in the formation of the Chemical City AC`s which later evolved into the Dow [...]

Gilbert Currie

Gilbert A. Currie was a Midland attorney for fifty-four years and also served as a U.S. Congressman. Currie’s vision and generosity have had a major impact on recreational athletes in Midland. Currie was president of the Midland Country Club for twenty-two years and was [...]

David Russell

David Russell was director of the Midland Community Center for thirty-two years. Russell supervised the first outdoor pool in Midland and served on construction committees for such recreational facilities as Currie Stadium, the Midland Civic Arena and the swimming pools in the [...]