MHSAA Thanks Ford Field's 'Danny J'

January 28, 2021

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

The MHSAA this past weekend celebrated and honored Dan Jaroshewich – known to many in the sports community as “Danny J” – who is retiring at senior director of sports events & business development after 48 years with the Detroit Lions organization, including many taking a significant role in MHSAA Finals played now at Ford Field.

Jaroshewich worked 30 years in the Detroit Lions equipment room before coordinating events at Ford Field over the last 18 years. He worked countless Lions home games going back to when they played at Tiger Stadium and then Pontiac Silverdome, and he also traveled with the team.

His passion and  dedication for hosting events – including MHSAA events – will be missed, as he has been a staple at Ford Field since the stadium opened in 2002.

Jaroshewich was presented with a commemorative plaque during halftime of Friday’s Division 8 Final.

PHOTO: “Danny J” is recognized by the MHSAA this past weekend for his work hosting Football Finals at Ford Field. Second from right, Jaroshewich is pictured with, from left, MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals event staff Dante Favors, Laura Roberts and Mike Evoy, MHSAA assistant director Nate Hampton and MHSAA executive director Mark Uyl. (Photo by Hockey Weekly Action Photos.)