Inductee Class of 1994

Dean Altobelli

Dean Altobelli

(Escanaba)

MVP of Escanaba's 1981 Class A state championship football team and captain of the 1982 Detroit Free Press all-state team.  A 10-letterman at Escanaba, Altobelli earned four football letters at Michigan State, playing fullback and defensive back.

Amy Beiderwieden

Amy Dorais Beiderwieden

(Marquette)

first triple gold medalist figure skater from the Upper Peninsula in dance, figures and free skating.  She skated on the amateur and professional circuits and is a professional coach in the Lansing area.  Amy ran track at Marquette High School.

Dave Hallgren

Dave Hallgren

(Negaunee)

compiled a 311-154 record in 22 years as a high school varsity basketball coach.  In 16 years at Negaunee, Hallgren led the Miners to the Class C semifinals in 1975 and the Class C finals in 1976.  He also coached at Channing and Galien, Michigan.  He became athletic director at Negaunee High School in 1985.

Carl Johnson

Carl "Cookie" Johnson

(Baraga)

twice the Baraga Vikings basketball team reached the Class D finals under Johnson, who won 309 games in more than 20 seasons on the bench.  Johnson died in 1987.

Jim Lamoreaux

Jim Lamoreaux

(St. Ignace)

1993-94 season marked his 40th year as a basketball and football official.  He has worked more than 2,500 contests, surpassing in 1986 the previous Upper Peninsula record of Hall of Famer Ray Ranguette.  He has worked state championship games in football and boys and girls basketball and seven of his pupils have also worked the state finals.

Gordy LeDuc

Gordy LeDuc

(Marquette)

directed Marquette Bishop Baraga to the Class D state basketball title in 1969.  LeDuc compiled a 379-211 record in 29 years of coaching at Powers, Negaunee St.  Paul, Bishop Baraga, Escanaba Holy Name, Iron Mountain and Marquette.  He also coached tennis, baseball, football and cross country, winning a pair of Upper Peninsula Class A-B tennis titles.

Tom Ludwig

Tom Ludwig

(Sault Ste. Marie)

presently the basketball coach at Ferris State University.  He previously coached at Lake Superior State.  An all-state basketball player at Sault, Ludwig was a four-year basketball letterman at the University of Michigan, playing on the 1965 NCAA tournament runner-up.

William Mikulich

William "Mitchell" Mikulich

(Traunik)

former captain of the University of Michigan tennis team, he earned seven varsity letters, four in tennis and three in basketball.  In 1941 he won both the junior boys and men's titles in the Marquette Open tennis tournament and in 1977 won the Michigan Senior Men's singles tennis title.  He died in 1987.

Mickey Moses

Mickey Moses

(Escanaba)

was All-UP in football and basketball at Escanaba (1961- 62) and all-state in basketball (1962).  Played football and baseball at University of Iowa, and was a baseball All-American in (1965-66).

Barry Pierson

Barry Pierson

(St. Ignace)

all-state football player and 1965 U.P. Back of the Year at St.  Ignace High School, Pierson returned to his alma mater to direct the Saints to the Class D state football title in 1983 and a Class C runner-up spot in 1985.  He compiled a 63-26 record in nine years as St.  Ignace coach.  He helped Michigan upset Ohio State in 1969 to land a Rose Bowl berth in Bo Schembechler's first season as Michigan coach.

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