Entries for 'Forsythe Award'
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Earlier this week, Mike Garvey told his wife she can't let him quit all that he does to contribute to school sports across the state of Michigan, even if he is officially "retired."
But after 40 years serving in a variety of roles, he really doesn't have plans to stop....Continue Reading
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Gary Ellis has received various awards over a career that’s stretched nearly a half century and included various contributions to high school athletics in our state and tennis in particular.
But one of his most recent honors says perhaps the most about Ellis&rsqu...Continue Reading
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Long before he became superintendent for multiple Oakland County school districts, George Heitsch was a young athletic director first at Westland Huron Valley and then West Bloomfield High School.
And thankfully, there were veterans like Auburn Hills Avondale’s C...Continue Reading
Monday, March 14, 2016
Longtime Petoskey athletic director Gary Hice and retiring MHSAA assistant director Gina Mazzolini each have served Michigan high school student-athletes for more than 30 years in ways that will continue to impact schools and athletes for years to come.
In recognition ...Continue Reading
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Hugh Matson was a sophomore on the 1951 Newaygo team that made the school's first trip to the MHSAA Boys Basketball Semifinals.
His team fell in that Semifinal. But another highlight of that weekend has stuck with Matson, who has given back to high school sports as a t...Continue Reading
Monday, March 17, 2014
For more than 40 years, Escanaba’s Dan Flynn has served in just about every role possible in educational athletics. He’s lent his expertise to every group involved with sports at the high school level.
But above all, he’s made sure to advocate for tho...Continue Reading
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Dave Hutton had stepped away from the hockey program he’d started at Grandville High School more than a decade before when he was asked to come back and save it from extinction.
He’s the first to say he was just one person who assisted in reviving the progr...Continue Reading
Friday, March 30, 2012
By the time Charles Schwedler joined the Bullock Creek school district nearly 19 years ago, Bill Mick had moved on to other educational roles in the Midland area.
They had never worked together. They didn’t know each other from a previous experience. Schwedler, ...Continue Reading