Every year since 2002, a dedicated selection committee for the Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame has pored over nominations made by people from around the county on athletes, coaches, teams and contributors. A new batch of honorees were named during a news conference Wednesday, April 17.
Nominees vary in age range and accomplishment but all show a passion and dedication to their sport. Each nominee must have been retired from their sports career for a minimum of five years, though there’s an exception for coaches, as many stay in their positions for years or even decades.
The 2019 inductees are as follows:
Stacy Delany – Freeland High School and University of Missouri softball
Hogey Holtz – football, basketball and softball athletic official
Charles Markey – Saginaw High and CMU football
Ralph Munger – Frankenmuth High athlete and football coach for Frankenmuth and Rockford high schools
Brad Redford – Frankenmuth High and Xavier University basketball
Jenny Ryan – Nouvel Catholic Central and U of M basketball
Blair White – Nouvel Catholic Central, MSU and Indianapolis Colts football
The back to back 2006-2007 Nouvel Catholic Central State Champion football teams
The inductees will be honored at a banquet at Horizons Conference Center in Saginaw Township in November. More information can be found at www.saginawcountysports.org.