09 September 2023

Bruce Glover named Michigan Class C Golf Coach of the Year

February 26, 1996, Detroit News had an article about the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association Awards. The article included:

1996 Hall of Fame Inductees: Fred Appleyard, Grosse Ile High School; George Bitner, Spring Lake High School; Pete Hammer, Clio High School, Tom Weedock, Dearborn High School

1996 National Coach of the Year nominee:  Bob Lober, Traverse City High School

1996 Coaches of the Year: Girls Coach of the Year: Anne Best, Jackson Lumen Christi; Class A Girls: Jean Hobart, Clio; Class B-C-D Girls: Anne Best, Jackson Lumen Christi; Boys Coach of the Year: Dennis Atkinson, Lake Fenton; Class A Boys Coach of the Year: Mike Hansen, Grand Ledge; Class B Boys: Daryl Hedgecock, Wyoming Park; Class C Boys: Bruce Glover, Kalamazoo Hackett; Class D Boys: Scott Chandonet, North Muskegon

My dad was very proud of this award. It took him 46 years of coaching to achieve a coach of the year award. It is interesting that it happened after he retired. He coached just about every sport he could throughout his teaching career. He coached boys' football, basketball, track, and baseball at various times in his career, and of course, Golf. 

He loved coaching, more than teaching. Sports were his life. He had many successes as a coach, many winning seasons, a few state winning athletes, and lots of stories to tell. 

The schools my dad coached at, in Michigan, were Brethren, Kingsley, Deckerville, Harbor Beach, and Kalamazoo Hackett. He coached at Denton Jr. High School in Texas. 

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