Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee

Jim Parker

As both an athlete and coach, lifelong Midlander Jim Parker has been synonymous with winning and excellence. After a stellar career as a high school and collegiate athlete, Parker went on to be a highly successful coach in a variety of sports. A 1970 graduate of Midland High [...]

George Rapp

 George Rapp has been a fixture in Midland softball since 1945, having been involved with the Midland Softball Association for over 70 years. Besides a long and storied playing career, Rapp contributed to the sport locally by founding the 50 and over league, then later founding [...]

Fred Ducham

Fred Ducham is a lifelong Midland who was a fixture on the local softball scene for 70 years. Born in Midland in 1932, Ducham began his fastpitch softball career in 1946 at the age of 14, playing third base for Team KCYO.  Since that time he has been involved in various levels of [...]

Tara Tigner

Over the past twenty years, Tara Tigner has established herself as one of Midland County’s all-time great softball players at the high school, collegiate, and recreational levels. She began her softball career at Coleman High School (1993-1996), leading the Comets to four Jack [...]

George Mallery

George Mallery, a tough but fair umpire, has contributed a lifetime of officiating to various Midland County schools and sport organizations. He is a member of the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) National Indicator Fraternity, has worked as a District Umpire-in-Chief for 10 [...]

Kay Purves

Kay Purves began her softball career in Midland in 1945 when she lied about her age in order to join a city recreation team. That team captured the MASA Class ‘C’ State Championship that year and went on to win the Class ‘B’ title the following year. By 1959 they had won a total [...]

Susan Hemingway-Forbes

Sue Hemingway-Forbes has been playing softball in Midland for 35 years. Hemingway-Forbes’ career began at the age of 13 at Central Intermediate school where she was named MVP and Most Valuable Offensive Player. While playing for Midland High School (1978-80), she was named to 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 [...]

Scott Winchester

Scott Winchester graduated from Dow High School in 1991 where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball. He then went on to Clemson University where he played both football and baseball his freshman year. His junior season he became the Captain of the baseball team, as a [...]

Bill ‘Hunky’ McGuff

Bill “Hunky” McGuff was known throughout Midland County as an outstanding athlete, coach, official, and sports enthusiast from 1951 to 1979. He left the heralded Cincinnati (OH) Coca-Cola Fastpitch softball team to join the 1951 World ASA Fastpitch Champion Dow AC’s where he [...]