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 [...]

Dave Mammel

After earning four varsity letters as a member of the Michigan State baseball team then staying on for two years as a volunteer assistant coach, Dave Mammel headed to Coleman to coach a variety of sports. Most notably, Mammel has been involved with the Comet baseball program [...]

Dan Cronkright

Dan Cronkright attended H.H. Dow High School and was a three sport letter winner. He was a member of the 1979 Midland Berryhill baseball team which won the American Legion State Championship and continued to play for Berryhill in 1980 and 1981. In addition, he played on the 1980 [...]

Pat Bojcun

Pat Bojcun has spent his life competing and trying to improve the sport of baseball in the mid-Michigan area. As a young boy, Bojcun began playing in the Midland Fraternal Little League and sequentially advanced through the high school, college, and professional ranks. After [...]

Gary Strickler

Since being named head boys’ swim coach at Dow High in 2001, then subsequently taking over the girls’ swim program and girls’ soccer programs, Gary Strickler and his teams have done nothing but win.  At the time of his induction into the Hall of Fame, Gary Strickler’s teams had [...]

Billy Joe Haskins

Billy Joe Haskins was a highly successful tennis coach for 31 years, coaching at both Midland High and Dow High during his career.  He took over the Midland High tennis program in 1964, succeeding his high school coach, Al Bushman.  He coached the Chemic boys’ tennis teams to a [...]

Tom Miller

In 1970 Tom Miller began his 40 year career as a high school coach in the Midland Public School system.  He started as the assistant swim team coach at Midland High School for one year and then as varsity coach for both the boys’ and girls’ programs until 1979. During this same [...]

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 [...]

Pat Riepma

Pat Riepma spent 15 years (1993-2007) as the head football coach at Northwood University turning the Timberwolves into one of the elite programs in the nation. A four-time GLIAC Coach of the Year, Riepma is the all-time winningest coach in Northwood history, having registered a [...]

Bob Cole

Bob Cole’s coaching career spanned over four decades at Meridian High School. Beginning in 1971, Cole first served as the school’s assistant track and field coach. Then in 1984, he was named the girls’ track and field head coach. When the men’s team was added to the program, Cole [...]

Mike Kozuch

Mike Kozuch started playing softball in 1971 and since that time as been a successful player, manager, and sponsor throughout his career. In the 1980’s Kozuch participated in both the Bay City and Midland softball leagues. In Bay City he was a player and manager of the powerhouse [...]
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