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 [...]

John VanHolstyn

Championships do not validate the worth of a coach. It is the type of men that his program produces that demonstrates the real value of his coaching. John VanHolstyn has stamped an image of quality and character on many players that will endure for several generations. For over [...]

Tom Hursey

In 1972 Tom Hursey was named varsity boys’ basketball coach at Midland High School in 1972. In his 21 years as head coach, he led the Chemics to one Saginaw Valley League championship, four District championship, and two Regional titles. His teams won 228 games during his 21 [...]

Bob Ribble

Bob Ribble has performed at an elite level as a coach, as an official, and as an athlete. Ribbled coached the 1982 Dow High School girls’ basketball team to its first Saginaw Valley League championship. He won two Class A State Coach of the Year awards in girls’ [...]

Dave MacDonald

Dave MacDonald was the first basketball player from Midland to earn First Team All-State, receiving this recognition as a senior at Midland High School in 1968. He was also unanimous choice for the Saginaw Valley League All-Conference Team. Collegiately, Dave played basketball at [...]

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 [...]

Jackie Goulet McGee

Jackie Goulet McGee started her athletic career as an 8 year old gymnast. McGee was the youngest gymnast to compete in organized meets at the time and advanced quickly. She was a two-time state champion in floor exercise (1980-81) and in 1982 won the state championship on the [...]

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 [...]

Richie Waite

Richie Waite was an outstanding athlete at Midland High School who went on to play professional baseball before returning to Midland as a top level softball player and coach. Waite earned nine varsity letters at MHS in football, basketball and baseball, earning Michigan Dream [...]

Mary Byers Becker

Mary Byers Becker received nine varsity letters at Midland High School: three each in basketball, volleyball and softball. She achieved All-Saginaw Valley First Team honors five times and Second Team honors three times during her high school career. As a senior, Becker was voted [...]

Ron Fillmore

Ron Fillmore earned 10 varsity letters at Meridian High School in football, basketball and baseball. In his senior year he became only the second Michigan athlete to be selected First Team All-State in three sports as he led the football team to the state quarterfinals, the [...]

Larry Jaster

Larry Jaster earned eight varsity letters from Midland High School in football, basketball and baseball. He was a First Team All-State football player in 1962 and was named First Team All-Saginaw Valley League in both football and baseball. In 1962 Jaster signed a bonus contract [...]